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    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, 1954) hierarchy of needs as through the process of being in improving social context, diversity, and self-esteem in children’s learning. Storytellers enhance the future for children by encouraging them to “explore our thoughts and feelings” (Rubin and…

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    Fairy Tale and Folktale Storytelling Blog: A Reflection Over the years I personally have done hundreds of essays, research papers, and various other assignments for my English/Composition classes. However, this particular assignment was both straightforward and challenging for me all at the same time. What made the assignment easy for me is that I enjoy writing, especially stories. Since I was a little girl I have enjoyed putting words together to make a story that is both entertaining,…

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    Exercise 4: Gesture and Gaze in Conversational Storytelling In order to make their narrative more plausible and detailed, many will use more than just a verbal account to illustrate their stories. Instead, they use gazes and gestures. In conversational storytelling, which is a collaborative event, gestures have meaningful functions that are tied to the description of the story. Simply defined, a gesture is the movement of the body that expresses a thought or feeling. In the video-recorded…

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    Storytelling is an artform that has been around for hundreds of generations, and that has spanned through countless cultures. These stories are passed around to tell family backgrounds, religious origins, or just as a way to enjoy one’s self. Bedtime stories, true stories, myths-the number of ways and forms that stories exist in are countless. In the age of technology, storytelling has become less common. But, no matter how much time passes in human history, the art of storytelling will not die.…

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    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…

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    In the video, the essayist suggests that because of storytelling it has become easier to read and write and is one key factor that helps us survive. In fact, he says that it is how babies learn language, and attributes to how people come to understand the world around them as they become adults. Storytelling itself comes from the work of Herodotus about 2500 years ago, and was originally used to keep records more efficiently, strategically plan voyages, and to give descriptions of distant…

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    The human hand has multiple functions, along with different parts. The hand is able to use its opposable thumbs to “pick up a pencil and manipulate it [along with] tying shoelaces” (Gottschall 24). The hands “nails are for scratching and picking and prying (Gotschall 25).” To keep on the topic of evolution, the author then begins to talk about evolutionists Charles Darwin and Brian Boyd to support his argument of the role of storytelling. He talks about these evolutionists to add logos into his…

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    every American movie. Sure, there can be multiple story arcs and subplots, but they too follow some kind of hero’s journey, or they add on to the main storyline of the film. This sort of storytelling has been implemented in worldwide audiences, and they keep coming back for more. This sort of story style can never become stagnate, because screenwriters apply this formula to any kind of film, from drama to comedy. This story style also is the easiest to follow, as the audience can follow a…

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    The Resurrecting Power of Stories The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is a fictional story that exhibits love, loss, war, coming-of-age, innocence, and so much more. O’Brien explores all of these themes through an even bigger topic: storytelling. He also inversely picks apart the various aspects of storytelling via the smaller themes. One of the products of this analysis that I find to be most intriguing is the resurrecting power of stories. O’Brien asserts that stories have the capability…

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    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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