From the song “Tae Korn” to the literature “A story from Grandpa” Literacy techniques with Story Telling about Southern way
This research paper aims to present literary arts in a song “Tae Korn” (Beforetime) and literature “Rueng Chak Kun Pu” (A story from Grandpa), and how they portray the society. The analysis of each element of literature techniques, the following common characteristics are found. 1) the authors create a work of emotional trauma from the pride of his birthplace in the southern part of Thailand. 2) The authors use “language” as a tool to tell a story of the south from real experiences. 3) The authors use storytelling techniques of narrative method. In terms of local identity as a multicultural society, the works expose the following details. 1) The authors present southern unique features through their aptitude writing as songs for life and youth literatures. 2) The authors have different ways in projecting their creativity. That is, while Udorn Bawornsuwan composes the work according to the youth literature writing norms, Supakorn Wongmek composes the song by conjoining folk performance “Manohra” and the rhythms of songs for life. Regarding the reflections of southern style, both display the content with local handicrafts and local traditions. However, the observed differences include the mention of local foods and local plants in literature “Rueng Chak Kun Pu” (A story from Grandpa), and the social change of southern community reflected in the song “Tae Korn” (Beforetime). All in all, the creation of literature with its literary power contributing to learning and memorizing is meant to serve as a medium to inculcate the young with love and pride of their motherland.
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