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Suspense Technique as reflected inSekgaila J Chokoe’s Selected Short Stories: A Literary Appreciation

James Seanego.

Abstract
This article critically analyses suspense technique as reflected in SekgailaChokoe’s short literary stories.
Suspense serves as an important technique in penning down a literary work. With it, readers’emotions always
move along with the textual story. They enjoy more when their emotions regarding the outcomes of the storyare
uncertain. This article thusselected two short stories inS.J. Chokoe’sKe Bophelo collectionviz.“Ke Bophelo”(It
is life) and “Ya ka MphoŠe”(Here is my gift) to examinethe reflections of suspense in them. The study of
suspense inNorthern Sotho literature, one of South Africa’s official languages, has received less attention so far.
Nevertheless, the mini study of this nature cannot overcome such huge negligence as it confines itself to only
two short stories. This study employsthe qualitative approach. The two short stories werepurposively sampled
out of thirteen due to their relevance to the study. Data collected through critical reading of the short stories
were thematically analysed. The article concludes by reflecting on how Chokoeliterary grabs readers’ attention
through his figurative language

Key words: Suspense, Literature, Readers, Story, Short Story, Emotions


 
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James Seanego. Suspense Technique as reflected inSekgaila J Chokoe’s Selected Short Stories: A Literary Appreciation. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 1364-1367. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.136


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James Seanego. Suspense Technique as reflected inSekgaila J Chokoe’s Selected Short Stories: A Literary Appreciation. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 1364-1367. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.136



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James Seanego. Suspense Technique as reflected inSekgaila J Chokoe’s Selected Short Stories: A Literary Appreciation. JCR. (2021), [cited June 04, 2021]; 8(2): 1364-1367. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.136



Harvard Style

James Seanego (2021) Suspense Technique as reflected inSekgaila J Chokoe’s Selected Short Stories: A Literary Appreciation. JCR, 8 (2), 1364-1367. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.136



Turabian Style

James Seanego. 2021. Suspense Technique as reflected inSekgaila J Chokoe’s Selected Short Stories: A Literary Appreciation. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1364-1367. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.136



Chicago Style

James Seanego. "Suspense Technique as reflected inSekgaila J Chokoe’s Selected Short Stories: A Literary Appreciation." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 1364-1367. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.136



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

James Seanego. "Suspense Technique as reflected inSekgaila J Chokoe’s Selected Short Stories: A Literary Appreciation." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 1364-1367. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.136



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

James Seanego (2021) Suspense Technique as reflected inSekgaila J Chokoe’s Selected Short Stories: A Literary Appreciation. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1364-1367. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.136