Analysis of Literary Devices in Selected Novels of Severine Ndunguru

Marijani, Fidas Crispin (2014) Analysis of Literary Devices in Selected Novels of Severine Ndunguru. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study was conducted in Dar es Salaam and it was a library based study and interview. Data was collected at The Open University of Tanzania, The University of Dar es salaam and The Tanganyika libraries. The study was set to analyze literary devices in selected novels of Severine Ndunguru. Specifically, the study identified the types of literary devices used by the author, evaluated the employment of language in the literary devices in four novels of Severine Ndunguru, namely, A Wreath For Father Mayer, The Lion of Yola, Spared and Divine Providence. Furthermore, it assessed the usefulness of the literary devices in the novels. The study adapted a qualitative research design. An intensive reading of the novels was done by the researcher. An interview was also with the author, Mr. Severine Ndunguru. Moreover, both primary and secondary data were collected and utilized. The methods of data collection employed were content analysis and analysis of written texts. The study revealed that Severine’s novels have extensively utilized literary devices such as allusion, imagery, exclamation, dialogue, repetitions, hubris, symbolism and personification. Also the writer succeeds in employing the English language to present these literary devices, and these literary devices show their usefulness in the thematic part of the novels. The analysis of these works offers a contribution to the existing knowledge in the way literary devices are analyzed, as well as promotes Ndunguru’s works by making them available for further scrutiny. In addition, researchers are encouraged to conduct further research focusing on other aspects in Ndunguru’s novels which were not the focus of this study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 800 Literature > 820 English & Old English literatures
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:27
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:27
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/593

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