An analysis of the essays of P. Leseyane
Khumalo, Lebalang Freedah
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The purpose of this study is to define an essay and discuss the origin and structure of an essay an African languages and then to examine the general characteristics of Leseyane's essays. A survey of literature on the essays was carried out as well as an analysis of the essays using New Criticism as a method. The structure of Leseyane's essays was analysed. Leseyane's essays are written in the conventional form whereby the three parts (introduction, body and conclusion) are linked together. These essays were analysed using a New Criticism as method to show the impact of the three parts in them. The study also shows how Leseyane employed the stylistic device in his essays. His style reveals that he wants to teach proverbs. He seems to be concerned with imparting what he learned from people of the past to the young people. The thematic survey shows that Leseyane wrote to educate the reader. Some concluding remarks are made at the end.
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