Expression of Attitude to Colors in Turkic National Ritual Songs


  • Ruzieva Mokhichekhra Yoqubovna


In this article we can see that symbolism of colors have magic symbolic meaning in ritual songs, but in lyric songs they can have associating aesthetic character, these two meanings of symbolism can be seen in wedding songs. Wedding songs express lyric hero‘s inner world with the help of associative aesthetic symbols, in situations where ritual cases are depicted leading place is given to magic literary meaning. In folk songs depictions created by colors are main elements. Wide use of different color harmony is an old tradition; they can help more widely understand lyric hero‘s life. Genesis of color symbolism in ritual songs is connected with magic of color. In funeral songs and in wedding songs each genre is differentiated according demands and attitude of singer to the object. The use of color symbolism in ritual folklore genres is still in their specific feature.

Keywords: folklore, tale, poem, legend, symbol, poetics, colour, symbolism, poetic symbols, animism, totemizm, symbolic meaning, colour, white, black, blue, red, yellow, green.




How to Cite

Yoqubovna, R. M. (2017). Expression of Attitude to Colors in Turkic National Ritual Songs. ANGLISTICUM. Journal of the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies, 6(1), 54–68. Retrieved from



Volume 6, No.1, January, 2017