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MASKIMI NË VIRGJËRESHA NË KËNGËT POPULLORE
MASKING INTO VIRGINS IN FOLK SONGS

Author(s): Rrustem Berisha
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore
Published by: Instituti Albanologjik i Prishtinës
Keywords: MASKING ; VIRGINS IN FOLK SONGS

Summary/Abstract: Scholars named sworn virgins also as tybeli, betarë, përbetarë (all meaning someone has sworn). This phenomenon is against the nature of female sex, thus is a kind of absurd. Sworn Virgins were present in those families with no men (male children were not born, died or were killed). They became virgins with purpose and desire for house not to be closed. In art these protagonists were involved toward two activities: they went on tournament and took vengeance. Actions of virgin personages are described and communicated by hyperbolizing discourse of epic-ization type. Rhapsode used possible stylistic means such as magnification, description, comparison, promises, vows, assumptions, visionaries etc., in order to compose reliable events with particular personages that are not heroes. This phenomenon is continuance of artistic analyzes of our historical epic. Fighting of virgins in folk songs is introduced with fineness such that of heroes as of winners and sometimes even more chanting.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 38
  • Page Range: 030-055
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Albanian