Oral Libation of the Farefari Text: Literary and Structural Analysis

A-Ingkonge, Barnabas (2022) Oral Libation of the Farefari Text: Literary and Structural Analysis. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 28 (11). pp. 63-73. ISSN 2320-0227

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Libation is seen as a significant rite and a component of the Farefari people's sociocultural existence (Mabia language). Due to the significance associated with libation and the fact that it is kept for the more mature members of society, the language used for its contraction is wrapped in complex jargon that uses literary devices. The paper analyzes the text's structure and literary devices using the pragmatic and Relevance Theory (RT) frameworks. This study's descriptive qualitative study design was carefully chosen. The findings revealed that, the literary devices used in Farefari libation texts include appellation, personification, proverbs, euphemism, parallelism, repetition/anaphora, and others. The words are beautiful and loaded with literary tricks. Therefore, it is verified that Farefari libation text has a unique structure from other African languages. The libation text is likewise jam-packed with literary devices, as we discovered. Based on the findings, The researcher recommends that future researchers investigating on farefari text: literary and structural analysis may focus on folktales.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: STM Library > Multidisciplinary
Depositing User: Managing Editor
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2022 03:37
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2024 03:54
URI: http://open.journal4submit.com/id/eprint/145

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