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How to Read an Oral Poem - Foley, John Miles
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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. Using dozens of examples, including a North American slam poet, a Tibetan paper-singer, a South African praise-poet, and an ancient Greek bard, John Miles Foley shows that ...

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How to Read an Oral Poem 2002, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252070822

Hardcover