SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDY OF ANIMAL SYMBOLS IN SHAH ABDUL LATIF’S POETRY

Abstract

Symbols and signs are essential for poetry. Birds, insects, animals, plants and trees as symbols are used by great poets in their poetry. In the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Symbolic and allegorical use of animals of this land is mentioned at the great extent. Even some birds, insects and animals are also characterized to make the poetry beautiful and didactic. There is a great use of animal symbols in the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif. These characterized signs and symbols of Shah Latif are adopted by modern poets of Sindh afterwards. This essay describes the sociolinguistic analysis of Shah’s animal characterization in his poetry. By this article, we know the closeness of Sindhi society with animals, their humane and wild feelings, their socio psychological and linguistic situation as well.

Nazir Khokhar