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Motif-Index of Folk-Literature: Index A-K A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folktales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux, Jest-Books, and Local by Stith Thompson

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  Author of Motif-index of folk-literature, The folktale, Tales of the North American Indians, The oral tales of India, One hundred favorite folktales, Our heritage of world literature, Four symposia on folklore, A folklorist's progress. More than fifty years after the first edition of Thompson's seminal Motif-Indexof Folk Literature, we present an online search engine tailored to fully disclose the index digitally. Motif-Index of Folk-Literature: A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folktales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux (Volume 4) by Stith Thompson. Indiana University Press. Hardcover. POOR. Noticeably used book. Heavy wear to cover. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Motif-Index of Folk Literature. New Enlarged and Revised Edition. A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folktales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux, Jest-Books, and Local Legends. 6 Vol. () by Thompson, Stith: and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

Motif-index of folk-literature: a classification of narrative elements in folktales, ballads, myths, fables, mediaeval romances, exempla, fabliaux, jest-books, and local legends. Revised and enlarged edition. Shooting an apple off one's child's head, also known as apple-shot (from German Apfelschuss) is a feat of marksmanship with a bow or crossbow that occurs as a motif in a number of legends in Germanic folklore (and has been connected with non-European folklore). In the Stith Thompson Motif Index it is F, described as "Skillful marksman shoots apple from man's head" or "apple shot from man. Full text of "Motif-index of Folk-literature. Vol VI. Index" See other formats. Get this from a library! A motif-index of traditional Polynesian narratives. [Bacil F Kirtley] -- "This work analyzes and classifies the story themes of Polynesian myths, tales and legends according to an internationally employed system developed by Stith Thompson in his Motif-index of folk.

Myth. Definitions of myth to some extent vary by the scholar. Finnish folklorist Lauri Honko offers a widely cited definition. Myth, a story of the gods, a religious account of the beginning of the world, the creation, fundamental events, the exemplary deeds of the gods as a result of which the world, nature, and culture were created together with all parts thereof and given their order. The Aarne–Thompson Tale Type Index divides tales into sections with an "AT" number for each entry. The names given are typical, but usage varies; the same tale type number may be referred to by its central motif or by one of the variant folktales of that type, which can also vary, especially when used in different countries and cultures. A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple, concrete, traditional saying that expresses a perceived truth based on common sense or experience. Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic tively, they form a genre of folklore.. Some proverbs exist in more than one language because people borrow them from languages and cultures similar to theirs.   Punter and Byron's The Gothic barely alludes to it in passim; (9) in his study of early French and German Gothic, Terry Hale casually acknowledges (and through the case of one single German novel) a link to the Marchen; (10) Dani Cavallaro devotes a chapter to the Gothic theme of the abandoned child, (11) unaware that this belongs squarely.