The Writing Techniques Used in Presentation of Love Theme in Some of Muyaka’s Poems (1979)
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages: 191-195
Received: Feb. 9, 2020; Accepted: Feb. 25, 2020; Published: May 12, 2020
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Ogongi Ruth Atieno, Department of Language and Literature, Kisii University, Kisii, Kenya
Oluoch Stephen, Department of Language and Literature, Kisii University, Kisii, Kenya
Karithi Francis, Department of Language and Literature, Kisii University, Kisii, Kenya
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Abstract
Poetry is one of the genres in Swahili literature; it is categorized in written literature. Poetry is composed and presented to the audience however; each author has his way of communicating his messages which promote themes. This research is on The writing techniques used in presentation of love themes in some of Muyaka’s Poems. Although there are studies that have been carried out concerning the elaboration of themes by researchers, there was still a shortage of research done basing on The writing techniques used in presentation of love themes in some of Muyaka’s Poems. The main objective is to analyse the writing techniques used in presentation of love theme in some of Muyaka’s poems in Muyaka’s poetry book. The research is conducted in Muyaka’s poetry. The selection of this poetic book was done using purposive technique. This is a library based research hence the technique used to collect the data is the document analysis technique. Data is analyzed descriptively based on the prisms. The main purpose of this paper is to cover the gap that has been left without being researched on which is writing techniques used in presentation of love themes in some of Muyaka’s Poems. The research is guided by two theories; New Critism that emphasizes on the close reading analysis and Stylistic theory that emphasizes on how language can be used in a literally work. The method mainly involved the use of observation and reading. The data is analyzed based on the prisms of the two theories. The findings indicated that the writing techniques used in presentation of love themes are used effectively in Swahili poetry, the writing techniques used include Similes, Imagery, Hyperbole, Repetition, Rhetorical questions metaphors, Sayings, and Parables, the study revealed that the techniques used in the presentation of love themes are appropriate hence they are likely to make the language interesting, to enable the reader think, encourage community members and it makes communication effective. This paper will help a common man to be aware of how love themes can be presented in the African society, the countries that use Swahili language will give guidance to their scholars on poetry, also this work will be a good reference material to other research works.
Keywords
Poems, Themes, Love, Writing Techniques
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Ogongi Ruth Atieno, Oluoch Stephen, Karithi Francis, The Writing Techniques Used in Presentation of Love Theme in Some of Muyaka’s Poems (1979), International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 8, No. 4, 2020, pp. 191-195. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20200804.13
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