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Sayings. riddles. and whatever other forms of formulaic imagery are preserved by the society. ,'C or lore and law when they are applied to specilic problems or rites. tivc tr11dition, any of thc:sc fonnulae eom be: put forth in tbe context of a talc.
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Past experience is the measure of present performance. Meyer uses Gestalt theory to show how lhc active listener anticipates evocative structures and the w1y musical composers usc this activity to create affect, anxiety, or satisfaction in their audiences (1956: 86-87, 39-40). he term iJ; used similarly by Frye ( 1957) and especially Rcd:c:r (1979: 234), and differently by Dundcs (t964b). 2-l That repetition. AXl by the ovc::rl~ of definitions between Forster (1927: 168). Brown (1978: 7), Kawin (1972: 47).
Allegorical speculation in an oral society: the Tabwa narrative tradition by Robert Cancel