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

Rhetoric in Purananuru

Suja S
Department of Tamil Literature, University of Madras, Chennai- 600005, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2020-09-30


  • Purananuru,
  • Tamil Literature,
  • Tamil Language

How to Cite

S, S. (2020). Rhetoric in Purananuru. International Research Journal of Tamil, 2(4), 35-42.

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The word has a history; The words by nature are telling history because the nature of the word and its mechanism of action are inherent in the nature of change. These changes have been periodically taken into preferred action beyond the memory of time and society. These changes involve the development of the language itself. The grandiloquence research on the glossary of diction or phraseology that has been taking place since the last century has set the stage for the endorsing of the myth and uniqueness of Tamil in the order of world languages. This article elucidates the linguistic richness of the epistles and the villanelle compositions based on the tenuous words found in the Purananuru, alone, one of the oldest literary works in Tamil.


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