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Oral poetry

its nature, significance, and social context

by Ruth H. Finnegan

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folk poetry -- History and criticism.,
  • Oral tradition.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRuth Finnegan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1341 .F46 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 287 p. :
    Number of Pages287
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1547609M
    ISBN 100253322006, 0253207088
    LC Control Number91027008

    Oral Literature in 6 8/28/12 PM Ruth Finnegan is a Visiting Research Professor and Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University. Nation of Bards. Due to the Somali people's passionate love for and facility with poetry, Somalia has also been called by, among others, the Canadian novelist and scholar Margaret Laurence, a "Nation of Poets" and a "Nation of Bards". The 19th-century British explorer Richard Francis Burton, who visited the Somali Peninsula, similarly recounts in his book First Footsteps in East Africa how.

    Other familiar works with deep roots in oral tradition include the Judeo-Christian Bible, the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, and the medieval English famous “begats” genealogy of the Bible’s book of Genesis and corresponding elements found in the four Gospels of the New Testament provide examples of how flexible oral-traditional systems can produce different but related. "Oral poetry" is a book by Ruth H. Finnegan. also known as "Oral poetry: its nature, significance, and social context" Miscellanea. Oral poetry is poetry that is composed and transmitted without the aid of writing. The complex relationships between written and spoken literature in some societies can make this definition hard to maintain.

      In Oral Tradition, Gilda sings about “Escape,” “Longevity,” “Desire” and “Dreaming Awake,” each song heading a section of poems—some new to the volume, some previously published. The term oral poetry may not fully capture the concept behind it, in view of the semantic difficulties conjured up by both individual words, oral and , the composite term oral poetry has a historical validity in that both Parry and Lord had used it to designate the overall concept that they were developing.I propose to continue the use of this term, with the understanding that oral.


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Oral Poetry: Its Nature, Significance and Social Context Paperback – April 1, by Ruth H Finnegan (Author)Cited by: Oral poetry is a wide subject that ranges from American 'folk-songs', Eskimo lyrics or popular songs, to the heroic poems of Homer and distinct epic composers in Asia and the Pacific.

Unlike previous works, this book takes a broad comparative view and considers oral poetry from Africa, Asia and Oceania as well as Europe and America/5(2). Oral Poetry (Theory and History of Literature) Paperback – June 8, by Paul Zumthor (Author) › Visit Amazon's Paul Zumthor Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Cited by: Oral Poetry: An Introduction.

Coinciding with the renewal of interest in the richly diverse yet remarkably homogeneous tradition of medieval literature, publication of Oral Poetry: An Introduction provides a penetrating analytic study of the sources of orality and contemporary modes of poetic practice.4/5.

Oral poetry is a wide subject that ranges from American 'folk-songs', Eskimo lyrics or popular songs, to the heroic poems of Homer and distinct epic composers in Asia and the Pacific.

Unlike previous works, this book takes a broad comparative view and considers oral poetry from Africa, Asia and Oceania as well as Europe and America. Oral poetry: its nature, significance, and social context.

This classic study is an introduction to “oral poetry,” a broad subject which Ruth Finnegan interprets as ranging from American folksongs, Eskimo lyrics, and modern popular songs to medieval oral literature, the heroic poems of Homer, and recent epic compositions in Asia and the Pacific.

The book is an important contribution to the history of the Horn of Africa and its new material on the role of oral literature in a non-literate society will interest linguists, sociologists and anthropologists, as well as students of folklore and comparative by: Oral Poetry: An Introduction is not only important, but opportune.

The book will certainly take its place among major works of modern critical theory. The book will certainly take its place among major works of modern critical theory.

The book employs a wide comparative perspective, to consider oral poetry from Africa, Asia, and Oceania as well as Europe and America. The results of Finnegan's vast research suggest fresh approaches to many current controversies: the nature of oral tradition and oral composition; the notion of a special oral style.

Oral Poetry: An Introduction (Theory and History of Literature) Paperback – 8 Jun. by5/5(1). The significance of performance in actualization, transmission, and composition.

Audience and occasion. Implications for the study of oral literature. Oral art as literature. Africa possesses both written and unwritten traditions. The former are relatively well known—at any rate the recent writings in European languages (much work remains to be publicized on earlier Arabic and local written Author: Ruth Finnegan.

Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa was first published inand. since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in. its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the history of. storytelling across the continent of Africa.

This revised edition makes Finnegan’s ground-breaking research available. Books shelved as books-on-poetic-form: The Art of the Poetic Line by James Longenbach, The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms by Mark S. Oral poetry is poetry that is composed and transmitted without the aid of writing.

The complex relationships between written and spoken literature in some. Though they appear diverse, Homer's Odyssey and slam poetry from contemporary urban America both draw from the well of oral tradition.

This unique, practical, and user-friendly guide explores the cultural contexts of verbal art to provide more-than-textual methods for understanding the structure, principles, and social applications of oral poetry. Original Poetry Assessment Rubric.

Name_____ Date_____ Class_____ Category 4 3 2 1 Word Choice Writer uses vivid words and phrases that paint a picture in the reader’s mind. Every word is in the perfect place.

Writer uses great words and phrases that sometimes paint a picture in the reader’s mind. - Explore lisaalle's board "Oral reading poems", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Reading poems, Oral reading, Poems.7 pins. This book aims to provide an analytical study of the sources, the art and the presentation of oral, or spoken, poetry.

Paul Zumthor, a literary theorist, discusses the development of oral poetry from antiquity to the present in all its aspects: the forms of oral poetry; the epic in the West, Africa and other parts of the globe; styles of performance across the world; roles played in oral 4/5(5).

Shel Silverstein, beloved poet, songwriter, children’s author, and illustrator, perfected an instantly recognizable visual and literary style that has imprinted itself on several remember the heartfelt whimsy of stories like The Giving Tree () and poetry collections like Where the Sidewalk Ends () and A Light in the Attic () as we remember childhood best friends.

This book explores the influence of oral poetry on Somali politics. By reconstructing the history of the Somali nationalist resistance movement, mainly through the use of political oratory in verse form by its leader, Sayyid Mahammad 'Abdille Hasan', the 'Mad Mullah' of British history, Said Samater shows how an indigenous resource can be harnessed in a non-literate/5(5).

Oral Poetry from Africa. Compiled by Jack Mapanje and Landeg White Longman The poems from this collection can now be found through the website – This anthology introduces to secondary and college students a selection of the marvellous and varied oral poetry from Africa.Get this from a library!

Oral poetry: an introduction. [Paul Zumthor] -- "A penetrating analytical study of the sources of orality and contemporary modes of poetic practice by a prominent literary theorist.

Zumthor discusses the development of oral poetry from antiquity.This revised edition makes Finnegan’s ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images and an updated bibliography, as well as its original chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language" and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in : Ruth Finnegan.