Poetic Diction of folk song

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Saadat Lakher
Muhammad Ali Laghari


Folk song, although free from any stanza forms, is one of the most well known form of folk poetry. In sindh and Balochistan, folk song is sung by women on various ceremonies including marriage, birth festivals etc. Folk song not only represents unique female feelings but also allure its singers and listeners with the artistic beauty of its poetic language i.e. similes, metaphors, alliteration, anaphora, symbolism, imagery etc. This research paper critically analyses the artistic beauty of folk song as employed in the poetic diction of the folk song in Sindhi literature. To analyze the complete form of folk is beyond the scope of this research paper, therefore it only focuses on a selected poems.

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