Singapore University of Social Sciences

Tamil Poetics (TLL306)


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 January


  • அணி இலக்கணம் அறிமுகம்
  • பொதுவணி இயல் –செய்யுள் வகை
  • பொருளணிகள்
  • அணி வகைகள் 1
  • அணி வகைகள் 2
  • அணிகளின் செல்வாக்கு
  • தற்காலக் கவிதைகளும் யாப்பும்

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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