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Pale ‘O Luna, Pale ‘O Lalo: He Kālailaina I Nā Hi‘ohi‘ona Ho‘opāpā I Pa‘a Ma Ka Mo‘olelo Hawai‘i O Kapalana A Me Nā Mana Mo‘olelo E Pili Pū Ana.

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Title:Pale ‘O Luna, Pale ‘O Lalo: He Kālailaina I Nā Hi‘ohi‘ona Ho‘opāpā I Pa‘a Ma Ka Mo‘olelo Hawai‘i O Kapalana A Me Nā Mana Mo‘olelo E Pili Pū Ana.
Authors:Damas, Frank E.
Contributors:Hawaiian (department)
Date Issued:May 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:This thesis examines the Hawaiian art of ho‘opāpā, a contest of wit centered around cultural
and verbal excellence. Though a few characteristics of ho‘opāpā still survive today, the art as
discussed in this piece has been largely lost over time to the Hawaiian-language-speaking
community. Its remnants are found in old stories within the various repositories of Hawaiian
newspapers, manuscripts, and recordings.
The focus of this research is that of formal ho‘opāpā, as can be found in the story of the
famous riddling youngster of Puna, named Kalapana, along with various versions of his story.
Within this story, ho‘opāpā can be seen as divided into three sections: prose, actions, and poetry;
and may also consist of a combination thereof.
Description:M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62469
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