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Title: DIDACTIC FUNCTION OF FOLKLORE: AGATU (IDOMA NOKWU) MOONLIGHT TALES
Authors: AZAN, BABA JAMES
Keywords: Folklore
Didactic Function, Moonlight Tales
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Abstract: Folktale is an imagination narrative (story) in prose form. The story that constitutes a folktale may have a basis in real life but generally the story is an imaginative recreation of a memorable experience that is intended essentially to entertain rather than to record history or social experience. A folktale may be believed. Generally, however, they are considered to be untrue stories and hence not object of serious belief. It is one of the commonest and easily the most popular form of oral literary expression in many African societies. Folktale as a literary genre embraces a range of narratives that varies from explanatory stories, humanistic stories to fairy tales. Folktale or folklore moves alongside preservation. It is preserves in the memory. The traditional oral artistes or story tellers do not plan necessarily on when and what to be sung or told, yet it is well preserve in their memories. Moonlight tales and songs are performed. They are performed when the moon is full. They are performed by speech with various gestures and are intended to illuminate the moral nature of man, and the themes of jealousy, honesty, love, endurance and moral conflicts. Because of their basic concerns with the communication of these humanistic ideas, folktales are considered to be didactic in form. Besides, they serve a variety of social values.
Description: Didactic functions of folklore
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/751
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