Singapore University of Social Sciences

Tamil Poetics

Tamil Poetics (TLL306)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: Tamil

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


This course covers the various elements that enrich and help one to appreciate the nuances of a poem. It deals basically with various types of figures of speech and similes that beautify Tamil poems. It also explores Thanmaiani, Uvuaimaiani, Urivagahaani, Vetrumaiani, etc; and looks at modern poetry and their key features.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • அணியிலக்கணம் அறிமுகம்
  • பொதுவணியியல் – செய்யுள் வகை
  • பொருளணியியல் - பொருளணிகள்
  • பொருளணியியல் - பொருளணிகள் - தொடர்ச்சி 1
  • பொருளணியியல் - பொருளணிகள் - தொடர்ச்சி 2
  • அணிகளின் செல்வாக்கு (புதுக்கவிதை, திரையிசைப் பாடல்களில் அணிகளின் செல்வாக்கு)

Learning Outcome

  • Differentiate types of figures of speech: hyperbole, simile, metaphor and irony. (B4)
  • Apply theories related to prosody and assess its functions. (B3)
  • Illustrate different types of similes. (B3)
  • Categorize figures of speech in different poems. (B4)
  • Synthesize similes and metaphors. (B5)
  • Summarize poetic components in traditional and new verses. ((B5)
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