International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Rhyme and Children’s Knowledge or about One Way to the Symbol and Metaphor
Doc. Paed Dr. Zuzana Kováčová

Rhyme is originally a product of the collective consciousness. As a folklore formation it is characterized by its overlaps to natural speech, the initial acquisition of linguistic competence in terms of mastering phonetic system of the language. The rhyme is close to the game that converts in the harmony of speech and being. It is a cultural construct that symbolically models the children’s being in real life. It specifically emphasizes the pantomimic or sound gesture, which becomes the starting point of its internal divergence as the genre. The rhyme is a unique cultural construction. It is like a conventionalized (text) formation and it is cultural evidence that speech is contingent on language and language is formed in speech. The rhyme is strong evidence for the unity of knowledge and emotional survival, because it is always associated with certain intellect operations and metacognitive processes. The rhyme is a metaphor of reality, its neighborhood with a fairy tale indicates the evolution of narrative formations and it is evidence that speech grows.

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