“Proverbs, like a weapon, stab your eyes directly without hitting your eyebrows or hands”. Hakka proverbs give us an insight into our ancestors’ wisdom and experience with its elegant words and beautiful rhymes.
This paper is divided into six chapters.
Chapter I: Introduction, aims to explain the motivation, purpose, scope, methodology and literature review of this paper.
Chapter II:, Visualization of Hakka animal proverbs, is the section in which the author analyzes the contents, the perception and evaluation of animals in people’s minds through the animals’ appearance, behavior and habits.
Chapter III: Content analysis of Hakka animal proverbs, includes human relations, life in general, and seasons. The animal proverbs emphasize on morals and principles.
Chapter IV: Discussion separately from each of four animals for Hakka proverbs functions and features.
Chapter V: Formal structure of Hakka animal proverbs, explores Hakka animal proverbs’ rhyme and rhetoric, discovering the various forms.
Chapter VI: Conclusion.
“Prey killed by speech cannot be moved on a horse and prey killed by mouth cannot be peeled”, and it’s nothing if you do not do. I must start from myself to pass down the Hakka culture, which needs our joint efforts, and sharing Hakka animal proverbs is a start.