Folk speech


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Related to Folk speech: Folk songs
the speech of the common people, as distinguished from that of the educated class.

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In this successor work, then, he highlights the use of proverbs or proverbial phrases from folk speech and Biblical references in King's rhetoric, offering chapters that explore the appearance of proverbial language in King's books, letters, interviews, advice columns, and proverb sermons; his citations of Bible proverbs as didactic argumentation; his citation of folk proverbs as expressions of traditional wisdom; and other proverbial expressions in King's language, together with an index, occupying over half of the book (including citations and representative quotations), of proverbs and proverbial phrases in King's rhetoric from "to come of age" to "to add up to zero.
The famous story of the blind men describing the elephant provides a valid analogy for the field of folklore: The historian may see in folklore the common person's version of a sequence of grand events already charted; the anthropologist sees the oral expression of social systems, cultural meaning, and sacred relationships; the literary scholar looks for genres of oral literature, the psychologist for universal imprints, the art historian for primitive art, the linguist for folk speech and worldview, and so on.
I will continue to quote, both to close the narrative and to showcase the folk speech and jargon O'Brien renders so effectively:
The present paper presents the preliminary results of the study of were in nonstandard positions as well as nonstandard preterit negative forms of to be in mid- and late nineteenth century New England folk speech.
These essays engage a wide range of important issues such as Ellison's sources, his portrayal of women, his use of African American folk speech and music, and his conception of American democracy.
The timbre of black folk speech is, thus, perfectly rendered by Brown.
Reading Kaupas's fairy tales, one is amazed by his supernatural fantasy in creating various characters, dreamlike situations, phantasmagoric elements, personification (not unlike Gogol), and folk speech (not unlike Leskov's skaz technique).
Written in the style and language of what editor James Byrd refers to as "black folk speech," Eddie Stimpson, Jr.
The humor, the poetry too, of all types of folk speech became grist for his mill.
She argues that Hayden's "orchestration" of folk speech and written language "had been enabled by other African-American writers who reclaimed black vernacular from its debased use and abuse in American popular culture.
This so-called "New England short o" is somehow related to regional English folk speech.
and Other Ozark Folk Tales (1952), Down in the Holler: A Gallery of Ozark Folk Speech (with George P.