Unit 6 Oral Tradition/Themes in Literature

Topic: CultureSubculture
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Last updated: April 22, 2019
blending stories of your own with oral traditions
personal mythology

information passed down through the generations by word of mouth that is not written down
oral tradition

Name 3 components of oral traditions
myths, epics, and legends

ideas about life that are shared by many cultures
universal themes

model behaviors, cherished by a culture

the characters, situations, images, and symbols that appear in the narratives of many different cultures

stories featuring human or animal heroes
folk tales

folk tales with fairies or other magical beings
fairy tales

humorous mockeries of archetypal stories

explain the actions of gods and the humans who interact with them

long narrative poems with an epic hero

a ruler whose reign brings peace and prosperity
wise and virtuous king

a character who brings an important gift to society

an unpromising youth who becomes a wise and courageous leader

the main character

the force opposing the main character

values specific to a group
culturally distinct values

relate to the beliefs and customs of a particular group.
cultural details

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