Literature and South Africa

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DECLARATION NAME: Ndumiso Ncube STUDENT NUMBER: 46302522 MODULE NUMBER: THL 2601 ASSIGNMENT NUMBER: 02 I declare that this assignment is my own, original work. Where I have used source material, it is acknowledged in accordance with departmental requirements. I understand what plagiarism is and I am aware of the departmental policy on it. Signature: Ndumiso Ncube Date: 25 March 2013 CHECKLIST Please tick the appropriate (√) | | YES | NO | 1 | I acknowledged all source material (study guide, tutorial letter, internet, other sources) used in my assignment. | √ | | 2 | Irrespective of whether I participated in a study group or not, the wording of the assignment is my own. | √ | | 3 | I indicated all sources used…show more content…
Though it shall be established in this write-up that a link always exists between all the three types of codes mentioned above for a text to be described as a system, it is paramount to view with a magnifying glass on the inherent elements and value of the poem as the Structuralist suggested. In Mending Wall, the intratextual code is recognisable in the aesthetic use of the word play (paronomasia) in “Where they have left no one stone on a stone” and “What I was walling in or walling out”. Principles of repetition are also used in “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall” and “Good fences make good neighbours”. One aspect of intratextual code is its advocation for recognition of visible concrete features of a text. The use of the lyrical voice “I” and “neighbour” to draw closer to and alienate the other from the reader strikes one as a code that demands recoding and overcoding. Paradigmatic links in wall, hill, line and fences; loaves, balls, boulders and stone; hunters –elves; rabbits and yelping dogs call upon the reader to recode and overcode these signs to come with the real meanings of the poem. However, the reader also has to be acquainted with the literally code employed by the speaker to appreciate the inherent value of the poem, for example, the choice of diction, semantic variations and form, and secondary modelling system
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