EN 1006 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Oral Poetry, Ancient Greek Calendars, Lentini

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Get notes from your classmates if you don"t have any. Exchange emails and form internal study groups to review and discuss all terms together. Legal speeches: political speeches, advertising, all aspects of art. Definition: all the contents (below) that have been orally composed and passed from generation to generation. Sharings also pass along important cultural info, beliefs, and values that are therefore preserved for future generations. Contents of oral tradition: oral poetry. Epics, ballads, heroic lays, love lyrics, etc: oral stories. Fairy tales, myths, legends, fables, etc: carols, lullabies, prayers, oracles, proverbs, rituals, incantations, marriage vows, riddles, street games, word games and puzzles. -types of oral and literate societies: types of oral societies: Pure/primary orality: writing is totally absent, non-literate society, mainly oral communication. Residual orality: oral communication present in literate society, oral, literacy and written coexist: types of literate societies: Scribal literacy: writing limited to small group of scribes (monks, clergy, etc) or the wealthy.

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