folk speech


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Folk speech, folk syntax, slang and jargon, graffiti, folk sayings, proverbs, folk rhymes, superstitions, and particularly war stories, rumors, anecdotes, and legends permeate his books.
Some are simply glosses by O'Brien, as the book's narrator, pointing out folk speech and naming--"They were called legs or grunts," or "To carry something was to hump it" (5).
1879), and JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS's Uncle Remus (1880-1910) told his animal tales in the folk speech of the Georgia African Americans of his region.
and answers it as follows: "New England usage in this matter probably derives from English folk speech or from a regional type of Standard British English reflecting folk usage.
For every sterling Sterling Brown, there are a thousand pretenders--preachers, politicos, "rappers" of all sorts, all trying desperately to harness folk speech and "attitude," but ending up as bourgie minstrels or as wanna-be "roots" intellectuals.
In his poetry he employed traditional forms, including the ballad in English folk speech.
Iola's inability to understand this dialect, subaltern speech confirms her solid bourgeois standing and contributes to a devaluing of folk speech, especially as her broader conversation with Gresham centers around the need for black educators to help ameliorate the "'duncery of slavery,'" a process that Gresham expects "'will take generations'" (145).
Born In Indiana, and a lifelong teacher, Kroll's earliest work was A Comparative Study of Southern Folk Speech (1925).
With a remarkable ear for the idiom, cadence, and the tones of folk speech, Brown absorbed its vibrant qualities in his poetry.
This whole notion of folklore and folk speech is at the root of our cultural traditions.
In a similar way, Toomer's Cane and Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God rescued authentic black folk speech and literary form from a modern commercial culture intent on destroying them.