A study of some aspects of K.P.D. Maphalla's poetry

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Chaphole, Solomon Rampasane en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Moleleki, Albert Mohlomi en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-14T07:04:24Z
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dc.date.issued 1988 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Moleleki, A. 1988. A study of some aspects of K.P.D. Maphalla's poetry. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17681
dc.description Bibliography: pages 198-218. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study is an investigation into three aspects of K.P.D. Maphalla's poetry: influences at work in his poetry; the nature and significance of imagery employed; and the theme of protest as conveyed through poetic aestheticism. Influence constitutes one of the main poetic devices which give amplitude to the poet's compositions. His imagery is a window through which the reader catches a glimpse of the poet's mind. The reciprocal relationship between the theme of protest and poetic artistry is also discussed. Nowhere in Sesotho literary studies have the three aspects mentioned above been treated in the manner this study does. In this way the study breaks new ground. We describe, analyse and interpret extracts from Maphalla's poetry by borrowing tools freely from the various literary theories. We do not tie ourselves to a particular theory. Our approach can also be described as both extrinsic and intrinsic. The study makes a contribution in three respects. First, it illustrates how a knowledge and understanding of some material from both oral tradition and Western acculturation can make a significant contribution to a proper analysis and interpretation of Sesotho poetry. Secondly it demonstrates how imagery also reveals both the poet's attitude towards his subject matter and his world-view in general. Thirdly, the study indicates that protest can be voiced through the dignified genre of poetry. In short, the study shows that whilst Sesotho poetry is functional in its thrust, it also preens itself with poetic aestheticism. We hope that this study will add to the existing universal principles of literary criticism. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sotho poetry en_ZA
dc.title A study of some aspects of K.P.D. Maphalla's poetry en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department African Languages and Literatures en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Moleleki, A. M. (1988). <i>A study of some aspects of K.P.D. Maphalla's poetry</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,African Languages and Literatures. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17681 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Moleleki, Albert Mohlomi. <i>"A study of some aspects of K.P.D. Maphalla's poetry."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,African Languages and Literatures, 1988. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17681 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Moleleki AM. A study of some aspects of K.P.D. Maphalla's poetry. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,African Languages and Literatures, 1988 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17681 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Moleleki, Albert Mohlomi AB - This study is an investigation into three aspects of K.P.D. Maphalla's poetry: influences at work in his poetry; the nature and significance of imagery employed; and the theme of protest as conveyed through poetic aestheticism. Influence constitutes one of the main poetic devices which give amplitude to the poet's compositions. His imagery is a window through which the reader catches a glimpse of the poet's mind. The reciprocal relationship between the theme of protest and poetic artistry is also discussed. Nowhere in Sesotho literary studies have the three aspects mentioned above been treated in the manner this study does. In this way the study breaks new ground. We describe, analyse and interpret extracts from Maphalla's poetry by borrowing tools freely from the various literary theories. We do not tie ourselves to a particular theory. Our approach can also be described as both extrinsic and intrinsic. The study makes a contribution in three respects. First, it illustrates how a knowledge and understanding of some material from both oral tradition and Western acculturation can make a significant contribution to a proper analysis and interpretation of Sesotho poetry. Secondly it demonstrates how imagery also reveals both the poet's attitude towards his subject matter and his world-view in general. Thirdly, the study indicates that protest can be voiced through the dignified genre of poetry. In short, the study shows that whilst Sesotho poetry is functional in its thrust, it also preens itself with poetic aestheticism. We hope that this study will add to the existing universal principles of literary criticism. DA - 1988 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1988 T1 - A study of some aspects of K.P.D. Maphalla's poetry TI - A study of some aspects of K.P.D. Maphalla's poetry UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17681 ER - en_ZA


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