Original Articles

Clarity and effective communication: the nature and aim of I.T. Maditsi's use of figurative language

Published in: South African Journal of African Languages
Volume 16, issue 2, 1996, pages: 41–45
DOI: 10.1080/02572117.1996.10587116
Author(s): Peter BoshegoDepartment of African Languages, South Africa

Abstract

Although figurative language is proportionately more frequent in poetry than in prose, I.T. Maditsi has frequently applied it successfully in his short stories. That being the case, this article aims to examine Maditsi's use of figurative language in his short stories with regard to clarity and effective communication of his thoughts and life experiences.

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