Examining the form and structure of selected Ganda children play songs.
Nantayi, Tasha Olwen
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This essay examines the inherent form and structure of the selected Ganda children play songs from the community of the Baganda particularly Mykonos and Mityana, this essay examines the unique performance of the play songs that define their from and structure in relation to their social value. The terms form and structure are used often synonymously, but for this purpose we shall define form as the fixed types or classifications or genres or shapes that the children play songs take depending on their purpose, social value and context performance. Therefore, it is form that usually determines the intrinsic structures that will make up the rhymes. In this sense, we can pin point structure as the sequential organization or arrangement of these parts or elements, that is, the linearity of components that make up the children play songs. The essay further notes the subtle detrition of these play songs with the increased influence of technology, as children are more passive with the virtual games. Conclusively, the central focus is on understanding the form and structure of the play songs which renders them tools of social values and harmony. Therefore, there is need to draw more attention to the children play songs as Ganda cultural reservoirs and moral tools to pass on to future generations.