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Vol. 2 No. 4 (2020): Volume 2, Issue 4, Year 2020

Iraichi - Suggestive Meaning Appears Besides

Rajakumar D
Department of Tamil, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore-641020, Tamil Nadu, India.

Published 2020-09-04


  • Aka Porul,
  • Tolkappiyar,
  • Iraichi in uvamaviyal

How to Cite

D, R. (2020). Iraichi - Suggestive Meaning Appears Besides. International Research Journal of Tamil, 2(4), 24-34.

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Irachi is one of the figures of speech in Akapporul literature as shown by Tolkappiyar. u??urai and Iraichi are parts of Akam poetry. Both are devices used to explain the meaning of Akam songs. Tolkappiyar deals u??urai in detail in ‘uvamaviyal’ i.e., the chapter for simile. So, it is clear that Iraichi also is a device to sophisticate the meaning and a figure of speech. However, Iraichi has not been clarified accurately so far. This article tries to study ‘Iraichi’. Moreover, Tolkappiyar’s view, opinions of scholars, and to what extent ‘Iraichi’ is handled minutely in literature are discussed.


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