Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Folklore and Literary Text

Svanetian Folk Motives in the Contemporary Georgian Poetry: (Davit Tserediani, Esma Oniani)

Maka Jokhadze
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2020-10-20


  • Georgian Folklore,
  • Davit Tserediani,
  • Esma Oniani


Folklore depicts our historical-ethnographical, social-political, moral-psychological, ethical or aesthetical living and enables us to cognize the spirit of the epoch as well. Svanetian poetry is an important part of Georgian folklore. Obviously, due to its canonic, form,structure, acoustics, warm colours and solid tones, a Svanetian poem as well as Svanetian iconography does not correspond to Georgian folklore principles. By applying the comparative method, we tried to reveal how a folk poem has become the source of motivation and inspiration for contemporary poets to help them create beautiful literary works. we selected the works by Davit Tserediani and Esma Oniani.