Riddle Of The Riddle

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Routledge, Apr 29, 2016 - Social Science - 150 pages
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Methodological Reflections
What is the Folk Riddle from Oral Tradition?
Genus and Species
The True Riddle
The True Riddle and Its Environs
Classification and Taxonomy
The PostTaylorian Perspective 9 Classification According to Archer Taylor
The Nexus of Morphology and Function
Modes of Teasing and the Psychology of Riddling
In the Wings of Taylors Classification 16 The Eidetic Core of the Folk Riddle
The Genetic Code and the Mechanisms of Morphological Change
A Review of the Figurative Properties of the Folk Riddle
The Poetic Form of the Folk Riddle
Final Notes
Summary

The Folk Riddle as a Figure of Concealment
The Implicit Target of the Riddle

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