How to Read an Oral Poem

How to Read an Oral Poem

“Based on fieldwork and archival research on epics, folktales, lyrics, laments, charms, and other oral traditions, How to Read an Oral Poemanswers the questions, What is oral poetry? How does it work? What is reading, literally and figuratively?” See John Miles Foley’s How to Read an Oral Poem for more on the oral tradition.