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  • Folklore - 824 Words
    What is folklore? What is folklore? Folklore (or lore) consists of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales, stories, tall tales, and customs that are the traditions of a culture, subculture, or group. It is also the set of practices through which those expressive genres are shared. The study of folklore is sometimes called folkloristic, and people who study folklore are sometimes referred to as "folklorists". Folklore...
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  • folklore - 454 Words
    English Folklore Required literature: Tales of the British Isles, English or Scottish Popular Ballads, Mother Goose Rhymes, On Fairy Tales (by J.R.R. Tolkien) Видение креста; Genesis B / Древнеанглийская поэзия. М., 1982. Сс. 27-28, 81-90. Brodey K., Malgaretti F. Focus on English and American Literature. M., 2003. Pp.7-10, 31-32. Supplementary literature: Драйден Дж. О драматической поэзии. Мэлори Т. Смерть Артура. Скотт В. Вводные замечания о народной поэзии…(предисловие) // Собр. соч....
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  • Folklore 2000 - 2529 Words
    Grayson Jackson Who’s Folklore Is It Anyway? I really feel that folklore in its raw form is a history of human kind and humanity in its essence. It has the potential to explain cultures like no other individual can. The open the mind to rituals and paths of thinking that normally wouldn’t be possible unless you was actually living in their specific environment. It also exposes the some of the prejudices that exist among humankind. When people thrive in ignorance towards another set of...
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  • An Exploration of the Literature on Oppressed Folklore
    Folktales, Folk Bodies There is little true sociological work done on folklore, and even less done on how folklore can be used to complicate (post)colonial narratives. There is however an extensive set of literature existing in the murkily identified field of folklore studies, which at times has an anthropological lean, but can none the less be taken up in a sociological framework. It is in this fringe field that ideas around colonialism and indigenous/minority bodies are contested, inverted...
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  • The Study of American Folklore - 653 Words
    What is Folklore? This is the question posed in the initial chapter of the book The Study of American Folklore by Jan Harold Brunvand. There are many ways to define exactly what Folklore is, but it can be described as unrecorded traditions of people; the content and the manner of communication. Analyzing records and traditions allow anthropologists a glimpse into the common life of the human mind separate from all of the formal records of a people. This area of study wasn’t legitimate or...
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  • The Anatomy of Folklore Groups in Your Common Hospital
    The Anatomy of Folklore Groups in Your Common Hospital Folklore is all around us, although many of us don’t recognize it. It is vast, from the traditions we participate in, to the superstitions we utilize. Why do we do the things we do? Is it because we were raised that way? Did we pick it up at school, or from a friend? People are constantly processing and employing information into their everyday actions from the environment around them. Many of the actions we display come from the...
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  • Caribbean Folklore: Le Loupgarou and Ol Higue
    Le Loupgarou” and “Ol Higue” Folklore exists in many cultures throughout the world. Folklore in the form of tales, myths and legends is passed from generation to generation through the oral tradition. Folklore in the Caribbean has been drawn from the rich and diverse backgrounds of our ancestors who came from various parts of the world. Our ancestors brought with them their language, culture, religious beliefs and practices, and their tradition of storytelling. The tales of demons, ghosts,...
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  • THAI LITERATURE - 448 Words
    THAILAND ITS LITERATURE THAI LITERATURE ◦The earliest literature of the Thai people was written in Chinese until the 13th century, then in Sanskrit and Pali from India. ◦Thai literature was traditionally heavily influenced by Indian culture from the 13th century. Thailand's national epic is a version of the Ramayana called theRamakien. ◦The most important poet in Thai literature was Sunthorn Phu, who is best known for his romantic adventure story Phra Aphai Mani and for nine travel pieces...
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  • General Myth - 1184 Words
    As classical literature, mythology can give us insight into how other cultures have seen the world. Their myths and legends paint a picture of important heroes and adversities, all usually with a common basis in what everyday people would aspire to, or fear, or question. In folkloristics, a "myth" is a sacred narrative usually explaining how the world or humankind came to be in its present form, "a story that serves to define the fundamental worldview of a culture by explaining aspects of the...
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  • Legends on the Nets - 486 Words
    In Legends on the nets, Jan Fernback explains how oral culture has developed from past to nowadays,especially the unique type of oral folklore-urban legends. In addition, the author shows what functions oral culture and literate culture have and what the differences among primary orality, residual orality and secondary orality. Finally, he describes some main characteristics of oral culture. According to the article, urban legends are the most important symbols in the historical development...
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  • About Rabha Tribe of Assam
    VIII. LITERATURE 4.1 ORAL: Like other ethnic tribal groups of the North East India and Assam, the Rabha tribe also have their own distinct language, literature and culture, which they express through mythology, folk songs, ballads, proverbs, etc. This community has rich oral literature, which passes from generation to generation. The Rabha oral literature can be classified into three major groups- namely (1). Folk songs, (2). Proverbs, riddles, sayings and charms, and (3). Folk-tales. Folk...
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  • Analysis of Gogol's 'the Overcoat'
    “The Overcoat”and Slavic Folk Beliefs In the nineteenth century, much of Eastern Europe had a fascination with Slavic folk beliefs. During this time, people questioned the existence of mythological creatures, especially those which were believed to be somewhere between dead and alive(3). The word “vampire” was introduced in to the Slavic languages in the late eighteenth century and the term “unclean forces” began to be widely recognized by nineteenth century Russian peasants (1). References...
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  • How Urban Legends Work
    A Summary of “How Urban Legends Work” Have you ever heard of the urban legend “Bloody Mary”, where you stand in the bathroom with the lights off and the room completely dark and chant “Bloody Mary” 13 times in the mirror a woman will appear and kill you. In the article of “How Urban Legends Work” by Tom Harris, Mr. Harris gives us various examples of different urban legends. Exactly what is an Urban Legend? Urban legends are popular stories that are alleged to be true and are passed from...
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  • Sources of Precedent Phenomena - 431 Words
    10. Sources of precedent phenomena. The sources: 1) Folk tales – contains specific plot, heroes, situations, names and places that are passed on from generation to generation: (Br)The Three Little Pigs, Jack and His Friends etc. They define the national mindset. (- Ogres are legendary being which are usually depicted frequently featured in mythology, folklore, and fiction throughtout the world. Ogres appear in many classic worls of literature, and more often described in fairy-tales and...
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  • A Essay of Cnn 110 - 381 Words
    When We Speak Online * The Summary of Legends On the Net Jan Fernback, the author of Legends On the Net is the professor of Temple University; her research focuses on the influence of the Internet and new communication technology to modern society (“Jan Fernback Chair-Media Studies and Production,” n.d.). Fernback, in her article Legends On the Net (2003), uses urban legends as a main example to explore the existence of oral cultural on the Internet, in order to argue that cyberspace can...
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  • Urban Legends - 676 Words
    Summary of: How Urban Myths Reveal Society’s Fears By Neal Gabler Urban Legends; secondhand stories about something horrific, iconic, or even magical, that are told to us in a way that makes them very believable, even though the contents of the stories may not truly be backed with any tangible proof. Urban legends tend to capture our imaginations. In his essay, which was first published in the Los Angeles Times in 1995, Neal Gabler presents the question as to “why are we so willing to...
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  • Traditional Literature - 2910 Words
    Teacher Resource: What is Traditional Literature? Traditional literature is a genre that deals specifically with stories that were passed down through oral storytelling from generation to generation. Traditional literature consists of songs, stories, poems and riddles from anonymous sources. There are many forms of traditional literature (myths, fables, epics, ballads, legends, folk rhymes, folktales) and many of the categories do overlap. Folktales are a major form of traditional...
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  • King Indarapatra and Sulayman - 767 Words
    The Pre-Spanish Period Historical Background Long before the Spaniards and other foreigners landed on Philippine shores, our forefathers already had their own literature stamped in the history of our race. Our ancient literature shows our customs and traditions in everyday life as traced in our folk stories, old plays and short stories. Our ancestors also had their own alphabet which was different from that brought by the Spaniards. The first alphabet used by our ancestors was...
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  • customs - 1465 Words
    CUSTOMS AND HOLIDAYS TOPICAL VOCABULARY 1. Symbolic calendar days of rest and celebrations: holi­days; festivals; bank holidays; public holidays. 2. Types of holidays: international; national; local; family; political; cultural; seasonal; religious; ethnic. 3. Activities in observance of holidays: to mask; to observe; to celebrate; to commemorate; to honour; to recognize an occa­sion, a date; to keep, to preserve a tradition; to organize, to hold, to sponsor a parade, a demonstration;...
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  • How Urban Legends Work
    How Urban Legends Work By Tom Harris In the article “How Urban Legends Work” by Tom Harris, the reader is presented with generalities, facts and plots. What are they? Where do they come from? Who started them? Narrative cliffhangers that maneuver people’s minds to partake in spreading information anyway possible. Generally beginning with a friend and as the story is passed on usually to another friend, these stories are manipulated to sound convincing. Hence an Urban Legend is born....
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  • jhvjh - 1134 Words
    Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh, NY Paul Bunyan Lesson Plan Kelly Spreer Goal Students will read tall tales to help them make decisions in everyday life. Performance Objectives Given the tall tale, “Paul Bunyan” read by the teacher the students will: - Identify tall tales as a type of fiction -Demonstrate familiarity with the tall tale “Paul Bunyan” -Identify the characters, plot, and setting of “Paul Bunyan” -Identify exaggeration and...
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    CHAPTER ANALYSIS ON CHAPTER 4 AND 5 net_graph 1 Submitted by: Nur-nafi jakaria Khalid abdula Submitted to: INTRODUCTION How the Spaniard influence Philippines literature. What are the changes made by the Spaniard to the Filipino tradition. How Spaniard change Filipinos life. Why did the Spanish friars burned down our ancestor records. What are the books printed during the Spaniard time SUMMARY OF PRE-SPANISH PERIOD The Pre...
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  • The Foundations of Mythology - 540 Words
    I am just becoming a member on this website and I want to know how to set-up my papers and want to see some examples. I am having a tough time setting up a paper and I just want to see how it is done. So if I can, maybe I can get some pointers, get some tips and tricks on how I maybe able to get my paper set-up, and done. I am trying to get the jest of it so that I maybe able to get the paper done on my own. So long-story short, I thank you for letting me start on this marvelouse "quest" to...
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  • August Wilson - 502 Words
    August Wilson, born Fredrick August Kittel Jr., was one of the most prominent and influential American playwrights of all time. Raised as a native of Pittsburgh, Wilson allowed the world around him to directly inspire his work. As a result the Pittsburgh cycle, a ten play arrangement, was written to showcase each decade during the twentieth century. Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, set in 1911, is the second installment of the cycle. The Joe Turner character took on several personifications in...
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  • Literature - 604 Words
    Gerald M. Zinampan II-5 (Marketing) HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Long time before the Spaniards and other foreigners landed onPhilippine shores, our forefathers already had their own literature stamped in the history of our race. Our ancient literature shows our customs and traditions in everyday life as traced in our folk stories, old plays and short stories our ancient ancestors also had their own alphabet which was different from that brought by the Spaniards. The first alphabet used by our...
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  • A Description of Folk Tales - 728 Words
    A fairy tale, or wonder tale, is a kind of folktale or fable. In these stories we meet witches and queens, giants and elves, princes, dragons, talking animals, ogres, princesses, and sometimes even fairies. Marvelous and magical things happen to characters in fairy tales. A boy may become a bird. A princess may sleep for a hundred years. A seal may become a girl. Objects too can be enchanted — mirrors talk, pumpkins become carriages, and a lamp may be home to a genie. What is a Fairy Tale...
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  • Monsters: Mythology and States Crime Rates
    Some people think monsters are far more deadly and dangerous than monsters within people but monsters within people cause terrible things to happen to innocent people and monsters are mythical compared to monsters within us, which are very much a reality. Monsters within a person can do many things to negatively impact that person’s life. While monsters of our world can only harm someone physically. “The monsters within us are far worse than the monsters of our world”. What is your opinion on...
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  • Arabian Nights - 641 Words
    There are many reasons why we love fairy tales and other made up stories. Some could argue that the purpose of creating these stories is a way for all of us to escape the real world and create our own worlds. Also it is a way to entertain ourselves with made up creatures and adventures that would not be possible in real life. We include things like evil jinnees, horrible monsters, wealth and locations that have not been heard of by anyone. We see all of the adventures and and so much more in...
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  • Samoyed Mythology - 2901 Words
    Dyekiss Virág Budapest Sihirtes, sigies, olasnes - mythical creatures of North-Samoyed peoples The mythical peoples of Nenets folklore, especially the sihirtes, have been in the focus of scientific interest. The classical article of Chernetsov[1] and of Vasiljev[2] presents us the theory that sihirtes were the ancient inhabitants of North-Siberia. This theory inspired several continuing researches, especially in the field of archaeology of Yamal peninsula, but after the summary of...
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  • La Llorona - 1099 Words
    La Llorona La Llorona is a legend that began around the 1550s. It has been told to children by older ones for hundreds of years. Her real name is Maria. There are some who believe it to be true, but whether they believe or nor not it still remains in memories of many people. There are different stories about the La Llorona; here is someone that believes it’s true. La Llororna as told by Stephanie Cassias is said to be a southwestern folktale. The legend is said to be about as young Native...
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  • Bahamian Oral Tradition - 975 Words
    Bahamian oral tradition through folk music and storytelling What determines a true Bahamian? Our oral tradition by way of folk music and storytelling helps us to find our identity; it helps us create a link with the next generation in an attempt to keep our native culture alive. Moreover, oral tradition is more than history, because it creates bonds with the past. Oral tradition is simple, but, it is very rich because of the information it contains. Its roots lie in the oral traditions of...
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  • ELA Teacher - 457 Words
    Name_______________________ Date____October 08, 2014_______ Comprehensive Vocabulary Quiz 1. What is folklore? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Why was folklore originally told...
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  • Mythology; Unit 1; Text Questions
    1. What purposes did myths serve to ancient peoples? A myth has two primary functions. The first about be to answer questions that children ask, such as "How did the world get here?" and "What happens after someone dies?" and "Why does the sun go across the sky every day?" The second function is to explain the traditional customs, beliefs, and values of an existing society. 2. How do creation myths differ from nature myths? Creation myths seek to explain how the earth came to be. Also, these...
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  • What Is Folk Music
    What is Folk Music? Folk music originated from many cultures around the world. Each culture adopted rhythms and beats from family and cultural rituals. The family of string instruments applied the music with common harmonies. Other variations of instruments, from homemade to daily items were used in addition to create a more original beat. The region of Great Britain, or the Celtic race inspired many of today’s top beats in folk music . The music originated among the common people of a nation...
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  • Indo European Folktales (Exam 1)
    Review Sheet German 1502 Spring 2114 1. Popular Culture a. Perpetuated by media and constantly changing b. Authored- innovative and unique c. Reciprocal Influence- folk culture can influence pop. culture (ex: Happy Birthday song was originally authored and then converted by folk culture.) d. Reflects cultural diversity and economic prosperity 2. Folk Culture 3. Folklore (Definition) a. Information created by same people use it b. More than entertainment c. Part of...
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  • Myth- Aliki, the Gods and Goddesses of Olympics
    Myth- Aliki, The Gods and Goddesses of Olympics History 106-05 Nov. 27, 1996 Eng. 265-01 Oct. 1, 1996 Prof Janice Antczak Myth- Aliki , The Gods and Goddesses of Olympics , Harper Collins Publishers , 1994 . After reading The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus , my first reaction was that it was a wonderful and fascinating example of how Greek mythology explains the theories about life , death , and the wonders of nature . Although I enjoyed the book , I also wondered if it was a little too...
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  • Swiss Mythology - 615 Words
    A Swiss Myth; Barbegazi Introduction The definition of myth varies greatly amongst scholars, some have a functionalist approach where myths serve as approvals for social action, and others have a structuralist view where myths serve to facilitate conflicting or dualistic elements of society and life (Magoulick, 2003). A classical definition of myth from William Bascom (1965) is that they are tales believed to be true, usually sacred, in distant or past worlds with extra human, inhuman...
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  • Urban Legend - 394 Words
    Gravity Hills: Urban Legend Urban Legends are stories, usually false or exaggerated, that are repeatedly told and embellished over time until they are believed to be true. Gravity Hills is known to be an urban legend and it is also surrounded by scary stories. It’s said that in various hills of California, if a car is parked on neutral it will somehow roll up the slope of the nearby hill. There have been stories due to this belief that children died in the hills as they helped push their...
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  • Tomino's Hell - 484 Words
    Tomino’s Hell Contrary to the stoic façade Japanese citizens are usually known for; they’re actually very creative and fun people who prefer expressing themselves in the various art forms. In fact, if you delve deeper into the Japanese culture, you’ll find that they’re actually very fun and wacky people although their sense of humour can seem rather strange and weird to many. They see and look at things from a different and refreshingly new perspective and how their works seem to...
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  • How Urban Legends Work
    Name: Fabio Carvalho How Urban Legends Work BY Tom Harris (Summary) Tom Harris has come up with a number of definitions for urban legend. To me, a legend must be a story, with characters and some sort of plot. Others lump widely dispersed misinformation into the urban-legend category. For example, the erroneous belief that you will automatically pass all of your college courses in a semester if your roommate kills himself is generally considered to be an urban legend. While these...
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  • To Believe or Not to Believe, Modern Urban Legends
    To Believe or Not To Believe Modern Urban Legends Many people have heard the tale of the dotty grandmother who tried to dry off her damp poodle by placing it in the microwave oven. The dog exploded, sad to say the least , and Grandma has never been quite the same since. The story is not true; it is an urban legend, circulating by word of mouth since the 1970s (Brunvand, 108). Urban legends are popular stories alleged to be true and transmitted from person to person by oral or written...
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  • Lesson 2 PRE SPANISH
    ENGLISH 5 Lesson 2: The Pre-Spanish Period HISTORICAL BACKGROUND  *Long before the Spaniards and other foreigners landed on Philippine shores, our forefathers already had their own literature.  *Our ancient literature shows our customs and traditions in everyday life as traced in our folk stories, old plays and short stories.   Our ancestors also had their own alphabet which was different from that brought from the Spaniards. The first alphabet use by our ancestors was similar to...
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  • Philippine folk songs and dances as a tool of cultural development
    INTRODUCTION We are proud of being Filipinos. There were people, places and things which serves as our pride as a nation and make us known throughout the world. A thing that makes us distinct as a nation is our culture. Culture is derived from the Latin word “cultura” or “cultus” which means care or cultivation. We must care and cultivate the Filipino culture which serves as our identity. The poet T.S. Eliot described culture as simply the way of life of a particular people living in one...
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  • Legend on the Net - 523 Words
    Summary for Legends on the net by Fernback Legends on the net by Jan Fernback, he argues that the oral cultural has been changed from past to contemporary. He says that, orality and literacy becomes less important because of human develop the cyberspace. Today, in our society people need to use internet because we are using it everywhere and it becomes part of our culture. In addition, the author says that, oral tradition has been warning for community living. Fernaback agues that, urban...
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  • Life Lessons Learned from Three Little Pigs
    Life’s Lessons Learned from Three Little Pigs Artrie R. Allen HU300-28: Arts & Humanities 20th Century and Beyond Prof. Russell Kaplan University March 9, 2013 As children growing up, we were enriched with stories, folk tales and fables passed from generation to generation. These fables served as entertainment and taught life lessons that we still carry on today. These stories helped to preserve...
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  • speech urban legends - 763 Words
     “Hey who wants to play truth or dare?” “Me, I’ll go first.” “Ok, I dare you to go into the washroom close the lights and turn on the one candle in there, here is a lighter.” “Ok what do you want me do with it what’s actually the dare? “I dare you to say bloody Mary three times and then stay in there for 3 minutes after doing all those things I told you to do.” Good mourning/afternoon fellow classmates and teacher,I if you didn’t guess by now I’ll be talking about urban myths or otherwise...
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  • Textquestions 1 - 1111 Words
    UNIT 1 Text Questions: Review Questions What purposes did myths serve to ancient peoples? Myths served an important purpose to the ancient people because it gave answers to some of the unknown questions of those times and it explained traditional customs, beliefs, and values in an existing society. How do creation myths differ from nature myths? Creation myths explain how the earth came to be while nature myths explain natural phenomena that occur. What types of works make up the literary...
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  • The handsomest drowned man- examples of realism throughout the story
    Marquez's story is representative of the genre of magic realism. This type of work is very imaginative and fun-loving. It can also be meant as "pleasant realism" or a joke upon it, suggesting a new type of fiction--one where we can appreciate, learn, and grow. Basically, it is about a town that finds the body of a dead man wash ashore. He is a stranger to those parts, and being the people they were, the townspeople decide to look more into the person. The men try to find his town, while the...
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  • Folk Tales - 648 Words
    When you where a kid did your parents ever tell you stories about your culture or about your family’s values? Chances are they where telling you a folk tale. Folk tales are stories passed down usually by word of mouth but often they are written down. Folk tales teach a valuable life lesson while entertaining the reader or in some cases the listener. This essay will give examples of three folk tales and go into depth on how they teach lessons and still remain entertaining for children and...
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  • El Cucuy - 614 Words
    The Lengend of El Cucuy, became a bilingual story that is also known to be “Boogeyman” in American. The legend came from Latin America but has remained a strong part of border folklore. The beast is known by different names to different people throughout Latin America. It has been called cucuy, coco, cocu, chamuco and a dozen other titles. This bogeyman takes different forms depending on the family. It is best known for telling a young child ,“Portate bien o te lleva el cucuy,” they say....
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  • Provebs - 763 Words
    | What Is a Riddle? A riddle is a statement, question, or phrase that has a double meaning. A riddle can also be described as a puzzle to be solved. When someone uses a riddle, it can be a thought provoking challenge to figure it out on your own, or it can be a funny comment that makes you laugh. Riddles can be great brain busters or conversation starters to get you think. A riddle is as hard or as simple as you and the person you’re telling makes it. The answer can be right in front of your...
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  • Gellie Ann O EstrellaDecember 12 2014201351119Sir
    Gellie Ann O. Estrella December 12, 2014 2013-51119 Sir Efmer Agustin Stardust: Mythical Elements “They ruled for 80 years. But no man could leave forever, except he who possesses the heart of a star, and Yvaine had given hers to Tristan completely. When their children and grandchildren were grown, it was time to light the Babylon candle. And they still lived happily ever after.” Narrator, Stardust Neil Gaiman is an imaginative writer who works in a variety of formats, writing...
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  • Mythical Creatures - 945 Words
    A very good morning to Pn. Nirmala and my dear friends. Today my partner, Kogilavani and myself, Elisha Yeo would like to give an aural presentation on mythical creatures. Mythical creatures have always been a subject of fascination and a topic that is discussed constantly throughout the ages in many different countries. Mythical creatures are almost always literary creatures that generated popularity out of literary circulation and story-telling. They are legendary creatures that at one point...
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  • The Initiation in Fantasy Fiction - 299 Words
    Extensive science literature on the topic of the rites of passage and, particularly, on initiation exists. We can distinguish different types of such literature: the anthropologic works devoted to local and traditional culture (of course, similar works concerning modern cultures also exist but they tend to use the same methods), studies in folklore and folk literature (myths, fairy and folk tales etc.), which often go with the former, and psychological literature. And the narrowest represented...
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  • Oral Traditions or Spoken Word in the Caribbean
    ORAL TRADITION OR SPOKEN WORD The oral tradition constitutes the main element of transmission and coverage of the oral literature and history, music and dancing. This tradition begins with the internal context of the group and the communication through interaction which brings fourth a folkloric process. The Afro-Caribbean folklore of the Archipelago is a mixture of the African, the British, and the Creole aspects distributed through a cultural continuum of variations. The members of the elite...
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  • Slenderman - 1623 Words
    The medium is the message”- Marshall McLuhan Recently, I have fallen into a bit of a Slenderman groove. I am sure this will be met with a lot of eyerolling because I am about four years late to this party but as a creation, Slenderman is a fascinating phenomenon. Despite being visually creepy, Slenderman highlights the strength and weaknesses of the Internet simultaneously. In fact, I think Slenderman is a subversive masterpiece in terms of monster creation. Of course when Victor Surge first...
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  • Big Fish - 754 Words
    Daniel Wallace's Big Fish tells the story of a father and son trying to communicate and make up for lost time at the time of the father's death. In the novel, the father's death takes place in four different stories or "takes." In the midst of these accounts of his death, we are told through stories and tall tales just what the father, Edward Bloom, was really like. Throughout the story are one page chapters where the story shifts and the life of Edward Bloom is told by others and through...
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  • the grinch - 311 Words
    The Grinch Who Stole Christmas The Grinch who stole Christmas can be explained using that Archetypal form of criticism. Archetypal criticism focuses on the use of mythology and takes on a very creative aspect to literature. In the Grinch who stole Christmas, the Grinch is the antagonist who possesses an active hatred towards Christmas and the citizens of Who-ville. There are many questionable sections in the poem that distinguish it as a myth rather than reality. To begin with, Santa...
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  • Concept of a Myth - 304 Words
    According to Barthes' understanding of ideology and myths, the concept of a myth is actually a mode of communication. In addition to the popular opinion that a myth is simply a tale told and kept alive through oral traditions, a myth actually serves as a mode of speech that is given historical significance by human history. It is not derived or a product of a process of natural tradition or a particular time frame. The idea of speech in this context is actually parallel with the concept of a...
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  • Identifying the Role of Festivals, Oral Traditions in Music, Distinct National Dances Such as That of the Meo, Traditional Theatre of Cheo, Fine Arts and Literature Such as the Famous 3000 Verse Epic Kieu by Nguyen Du (1766-1820).
    Identifying the role of festivals, oral traditions in music, distinct national dances such as that of the Meo, traditional theatre of cheo, fine arts and literature such as the famous 3000 verse epic Kieu by Nguyen Du (1766-1820). Festivals: Lunar new year (TET) - Is the most important festivals for Vietnamese people - Celebrated between late January and February - Homeland festival which continues for a week or more - They indulge in eating, drink and social...
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  • Kare Kano - 384 Words
    Villanueva, Reddi H. 201A –BS Management Psychology Oral tradition, oral culture and oral lore is cultural material and traditions transmitted orally from one generation to another.[1] [2] The messages or testimony are verbally transmitted in speech or song and may take the form, for example, of folktales, sayings, ballads, songs, or chants. In this way, it is possible for a society to transmit oral history, oral literature, oral law and other knowledges across generations without a writing...
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  • the birds in the bees - 553 Words
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