Oral storytelling

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  • Oral Storytelling Workshop During The Fall For The Book Festival

    On September 27, 2016, two women from Better Said Than Done, Jessica Robinson and Mary Foxworth, hosted an Oral Storytelling Workshop during the Fall for The Book Festival. Their purpose was to help their audience “hone [their] own storytelling techniques and build… confidence [in] presenting [their] own tale in front of a crowd”. Although the workshop failed to meet the goals stated in the Fall for Books summary, it was still a successful performance because Foxworth and Robinson used the feedback loop to continuously monitor the audience’s response level in order to teach and engage the audience. Setting and Context The performance occurred in the Johnson Center’s Meeting Room F. The physical context of the performance included the chairs…

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  • The Importance Of Storytelling

    Who says this is important? Storytelling is important to practitioners working with children as it supports social and emotional development while achieving cognitive potential, making mental resilience to understand oneself. Erikson (1950) suggested that our emotional wellbeing and development are important in developing our identity and how we fit into society. it also comprehends through a story character a child can imagine themselves in situations. It also comprehends Maslow’s (1943,…

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  • Theme Of Misogyny In The Thousand And One Nights

    the Ox and the Donkey, The Tale of the Merchant and His Wife, and The Story of the Merchant and the Demon (Wa-Layla 563, 564, 566). Even though this idea may seem simple, The Thousand and One Nights adds complexity to it. Jena Habegger-Conti, a professor at the University of Stavanger, comments that : The frame-tale was not meant to contain an actual number of tales, but to represent the possibility of an infinite number of tales. Thus any number of tales could be added, amended or removed to…

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  • Wohpe And The Gift Of The Pipe Analysis

    Native Voices Oral tradition, used by Native Americans, is their way of passing down stories from generation to generation. The oral tradition could include speaking, dancing, singing, and many other forms of communicating. Each story was listened to with respect. Storytelling was all they had as a means of passing on their heritage, history, and culture to the next generation. Stories not only told their history, they passed on courage to deal with change. As the video emphasizes, even though…

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  • Compare And Contrast Sonny's Blues And The One Who Walk Away From Omelas

    The Narrator finally acknowledges and grasp what Sonny was feeling all of those years. The Narrator’s fall from grace come originates from, is when he breaks the vow he made to his mother and doesn’t keep watch over Sonny, and make sure he is alright. Instead he denounces Sonny’s dreams and persuades him to stay in a community that eventually leads to his downfall and a life of drugs. Stone states in the text “Sonny’s fall from grace, in Christian terms.” Which that statement means, Sonny’s has…

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  • Reflection On The Learning Of Learning From The Stories Original Narrative

    In the semester that I have spent in Storytelling I have found one essential thing to reflect upon when pondering what has the class taught me. That one thing is learning is believing. This class is more about the learning of lessons of cultural story than the stories formal narrative. We learn to learn and I will explain that in the next few pages. The section has read many stories from this seminar. The topics touched involved race to religion and every other subject of the world we live in.…

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  • Culture In Eudora Mistake's The Namesake

    Culture 's capacity in The Namesake can be seen as nearly endless when considering the many themes that give themselves to the story. Given that the story pertains to immigration and integration as a whole, culture is obvious to come up under a variety of ideas inevitably impacted by the story telling. A major component of how the story focuses on fostering culture is through it 's growth in areas with similar or familiar inhabitants. This is seen in The Namesake as a way for families and…

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  • Narrative Fiction Analysis

    Ideas of Tradition and Modernity Modulated by Narrative Fiction. Outstanding works of literature play a major role in developing distinct customs that are passed down from generation to generation. Narrative fiction does a great job at challenging the comfort and contemporary ideas of a group of people. To begin, narrative fiction contains many traditional customs. Works of literature can have many archetypes or tropes that people have always viewed as bad or good. For example, the archetype of…

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  • Compare And Contrast Fiction And Nonfiction

    Nonfiction versus fiction is very different for me. Fiction stories are usually intriguing, filled with suspense and drama. They always have an unexpected twist that keeps you wanting more. With nonfiction, the stories are about personal experiences and not always as exciting as a fictional story. If the nonfiction story is not correctly written, the story becomes very boring. For this assignment, I chose Joan Didion’s On Going Home and Langston Hughes’ Salvation. The two stories had an area…

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  • Pay It Forward By Manimanjari Sapphire: Film Analysis

    start a trend of passing on acts of kindness and compassion. By juxtaposing the rough details of Trevor’s personal life with his passion for spreading kindness, the storyteller forces the audience to feel the same emotions as Trevor does thus making “you yearn for a better world where there is a pay-it-forward scheme of kindness, and inspires you to try and do the same” (scoopwhoop.com). Movies that are written with a tension that lures the viewer into the character’s world and mind allows…

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