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    Carine Kessie Prof: Van De Water English 2010-29 Response Essay Folklore is the form of expressive culture shared by a particular group of people. It includes the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group. These include oral traditions such as tales, proverbs, and jokes. They include material culture, ranging from traditional building styles to handmade toys common to the group. Folklore also includes customary lore, the forms and rituals of celebrations like Christmas and weddings, folk dances and initiation rites. Each one of these, either single or in combination, is considered a folklore artifact. Just as essential as the form, folklore also includes the transmission of these artifacts from one region to another or from one…

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    Native American Folklore

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    Folklore is almost like a game, every time someone tells a legend, myth or fairytale they alter it just enough to make it seem just a little more impressive. Legends, myths, and fairy tales are part of folklore used by cultures to pass down knowledge, but they gets changed over time turning them into the stories we know today. Legends are based on history, told over and over again, myths are based on religion and are often used to explain natural phenomenon, and fairytales contain magic, are…

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    Scandinavian Folklore Magical superstitious stories and whimsical creatures define Scandinavian folklore. Tales of great woe and triumph spread a sense of awe to its readers and envelop them with cultural significances. Scandinavian folklore has been passed down for generations with regional customs and superstitions filled with tales of magical and horrendous creatures. Various themes can be found through folklore. It’s themes range from magic, evil creatures, spirits, mischief, lessons, and…

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    Folklore is an important theme in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, shown by the fairies who are integral to the plot. There are various types of fairies that appear throughout the play, some of which fit in with the typical portrayals of fairies found in traditional folklore. Oberon and Titania are often found within traditional folklore as they are the King and Queen of the Fairies, and are very much portrayed as being quite powerful and in control as they are human sized rather than being…

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    Folklore is used in all different types of culture in many different ways. Australian folklore is mostly about the way of the aborigine’s. Folklore are stories passed down from older to newer generations it’s based on Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales. Legends are based on historical facts, characters or events that have been embellished. Myths have supernatural beings or mythical creatures and are based on religion. Fairy Tales include imaginary creatures, sometimes magic, and has the theme of…

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    Emily Scobee Phyliss Findley AP Language 12 October 2015 Trickster Animals in Native American Folklore Native American folklore is the beliefs, myths, or stories of Native American tribes. Folklore or the act or story telling is used to teach lessons, to help cope with the world, or to explain the origin of something. Often times folklore contains animals that are used to represent trickster. The tricksters are sly animals that device fellow animals for self gain. The most prominent…

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    Folklore is a collection of stories passed down from generation to generation that includes Legends, Myths, and Fairy Tales “Legends- a traditional story that is told over and over throughout several generations that is historic but sometimes unauthentic. Myths- a traditional story, that concerns the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. Fairy Tales- a children's story that involves magical and…

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    The Hobbit Folklore

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    The Lake Town people welcomed Bilbo, Thorin and Company. They sang of the dwarves return, “The streams shall run in gladness, the lakes shall shine and burn, all sorrow fail and sadness at the Mountain-king’s return!” (The Hobbit 182) The Hobbit itself doesn’t have much folklore of its own; Rothfuss gave his book some of its own folklore. Skarpi has a lot of Temerant history, which is now more of a myth, in his stories. “Selitos spoke. ‘This is my doom upon you. May your face be always held in…

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    Folklore As An Artifact

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    a) "survivals" Survivals are a concept of folklore as an artifact. Survivals serve some type of purpose or have some type meaning. If they were not significant in some way, they would not still be a part of folklore. The original purpose of a survival may have been lost to time, but it is still relevant in some way. In Folkloristics: An Introduction, ballads and children's rhymes are examples of survivals. Superstitious beliefs are survivals of past practices, like seven years bad luck for…

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    Living Folklore

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    Family Practices and Simple Gestures Families have different practices and traditions that make them to unique from each other. Activities, objects, or stories, become meaningful to members of these groups, that otherwise would be meaningless to anyone else. Being a part of a family does not always mean you realize that these customs are unique to your group either, because they are sometimes things innately learned for you to fit into that group. In the second chapter of Living Folklore, by…

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