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Folktales and the Oral Tradition Notes #2 What is the oral tradition? Where did it originate? Folklore; compresses aspects of human knowledge and experience accumulated through many generations. This literary genre goes beyond _________________________________. Folktales are filled with vital information about life in the ____________ and are foundational to ____________________________________________________. When Africans were involuntarily taken, they brought their stories. Stories passed down for the purpose of __________________community life and _____________________________________. To stay relevant, storytellers_________________________________________ and historical framework to _________________________________________ in America. Evolution of the Trickster Folktale Anansi the Spider Brer Rabbit John Stagger Lee Shine Signifying Monkey
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Despite their various names, they all shared ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Coded Language To conceal their communication from slaveowners, slaves used coded language. There were two different meanings behind all of the communication: ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Because slaves were thought of as _________________________________ individuals who were created by God only to work, the lyrics that they were speaking were not deciphered by the owners. Folktales provided: ___________________________________________________________________
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  • Spring '18
  • Oral tradition, Literary genre, West African coast, Stagger Lee

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