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• the Word 'Folklore' Was First Used by the English

• the Word 'Folklore' Was First Used by the English

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One of the important type of Story Writing that is Folk Tale
One of the important type of Story Writing that is Folk Tale

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Published by: Atherscribd on Oct 29, 2009
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Folk Tale
The word 'folklore' was first used by the Englishantiquarian William Thoms in a letter published in 1846Johann Gottfried von Herder was the first to campaignthe deliberate recording.The preservation of folklore was to document theauthentic spirit, tradition, and identity of the peoples of the world.
According to Hamilton and Mitch:
A Folk Tale
is a story which has been handed down fromperson to person for generations and generations.Therefore, one of the most important identifying featuresof a folk tale is that it belongs to an entire culture, rather than to an individual.

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