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Unformatted text preview: assumptions and knowledge in encountering literatures from outside the more familiar Euro-American traditions. (p. 18) 6. Analyze an idea from a social, political, or other perspective: When I began reading this essay, the very idea of an oral literature evoked images of half-naked, primitive tribal people dancing around a fire, chanting something completely incomprehensible. I was surprised to find how involved and intricate the philosophy behind and the performance of these literatures really is. To the Native Americans, their oral literatures served as everything from historical records to a way of self and cultural reflection....
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- Spring '08
- American Literature