Student’s Name Course and Code Tutor Date Folklore is a concept deeply engrained in a people’s culture. It is part of the things that make a particular group of people unique. People identify with the folklore that makes them part of a particular group or sets them apart from another group (McNeill 1). Folk groups can be based on religion ethnicity geographic area occupation age or gender. A person can belong to more than one folk group and can exhibit the traits of either group depending on the current situation. For this paper I have chosen to focus on verbal folklore. Verbal folklore is passed on from one person to the next through word of mouth (McNeill 39). Today word of mouth folklore can also be written down. Verbal folklore include jokes slang proverbs riddles mnemonic devices songs oaths toasts and riddles. While the types of folklore cut across to person communication and do not reach mainstream. This are the kind of verbal folklore that still have strong folk group connections. They include proverbs greetings some urban legends myths and traditional songs. Unlike narratives and urban legends myths are stories with a special place in a folk group’s culture (McNeill 40). They are sometimes considered sacred to them. They are normally set long as the world was forming and are used to explain how things are such as how human beings and the world came to be. Verbal folklore may be diminishing due to the proliferation of technology it is still an integral part of many folk groups. Works Cited McNeill Lynne S. Folklore rules: A fun quick and useful introduction to the field of academic folklore studies. University Press of Colorado 2013. Oring Elliott ed. Folk Groups and Folklore Genres: An introduction Logan: Utah State University Press 1986. [...]
2500 words. To explain one or two folklore and give examples to describe folklore,and you can choose verbal folklore, customary folklore, and material folklore.