The function of narrative obituary verse in Northern Cape Breton, 1894-1902

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dc.contributor.advisor MacKinnon, Kenneth, 1933-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Caplan, Ronald, 1942-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:33Z
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier.other GR113.5 N68 C36 1989
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22689
dc.description [iv], 210 leaves : ill., map ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 200-210).
dc.description.abstract This thesis is based on five narrative obiturary poems, and tape recorded interviews with people from the Aspy Bay region of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. The interviews are principally from 1985 to 1989. The aim of this study is to question the current definition of narrative obituary verse and to demonstrate the variety of both approaches, uses and functions within the genre, that the current definition does not address. As a sub-text, this thesis makes a contribution toward an operative definition of the folk poet.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc GR113.5
dc.subject.lcsh Obituaries -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island
dc.subject.lcsh Folklore -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island
dc.subject.lcsh Folk poetry, Canadian -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island
dc.subject.lcsh Folk songs -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island
dc.title The function of narrative obituary verse in Northern Cape Breton, 1894-1902
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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