Selected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: A Burkeian Analysis

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In this study, Kenneth Burke's methods of dramatistic analysis is applied to the selected poetry of Nikki Giovanni, a Black contemporary female poet. The procedure, analysis of poetry for symbolic action, is a functional approach which focuses on the poetic language, Agency. The thesis, divided into four chapters, concentrates on discovery of the Purpose, a Black female motive, for the Act, Giovanni's poetry, in the Scene, contemporary Black America.

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Tobola, Carolyn August 1973.

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In this study, Kenneth Burke's methods of dramatistic analysis is applied to the selected poetry of Nikki Giovanni, a Black contemporary female poet. The procedure, analysis of poetry for symbolic action, is a functional approach which focuses on the poetic language, Agency. The thesis, divided into four chapters, concentrates on discovery of the Purpose, a Black female motive, for the Act, Giovanni's poetry, in the Scene, contemporary Black America.

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Tobola, Carolyn. Selected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: A Burkeian Analysis, thesis, August 1973; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279254/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .