Folk speech

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

See also: Folk

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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:
Nonstandard usage of were seems to have been a feature of nineteenth century Southern American folk speech. The evidence supporting this claim can be found in numerous sources, both subject literature, dictionaries, coeval commentaries made by normative grammarians, primary sources, and literary portrayals of American dialects; for instance, Kirkham (1834: 207) claimed that the structure I were could be found in such states as Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi: "I war thar, and I seen his boat was loadened too heavy".
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.
Such forms of oral tradition as these are investigated in relation to the use Paley has made of each: folk speech, oral history narrative forms and structuring devices related to them, as well as her dependence of "ear." This examination of Paley's processes in structuring her narratives reveal her skillful manipulation of her seemingly effortless prose--the hallmark of her fifty years of artistry.
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.'s little book is less compelling as another personal account of the economic and racial oppression of black farmers than it is as a celebration of certain social values and experiences that still define the author's life today, Indeed, what is most striking in both the tone and message of My Remembers is the absence of any bitterness about what clearly were very tough times and, in contrast, the fond remembrance of things such as the value of farm work, friendship, loyalty, faith, family, self-respect, and, above all, shared community.
The humor, the poetry too, of all types of folk speech became grist for his mill.
This so-called "New England short o" is somehow related to regional English folk speech.
Born In Indiana, and a lifelong teacher, Kroll's earliest work was A Comparative Study of Southern Folk Speech (1925).