ERIC Number: ED221332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Literatura Oral Hispanica (Hispanic Oral Literature).
As part of a class in Hispanic Oral Literature, students collected pieces of folklore from various Hispanic residents in the region known as "Siouxland" in Iowa. Consisting of some of the folklore recorded from the residents, this paper includes 18 "cuentos y leyendas" (tales and legends), 48 "refranes" (proverbs), 17 "chistes" (jokes), 1 "trabalengua" (tongue twister), 6 "adivinanzas" (riddles), and 17 "canciones infantiles" (children's songs). Among the tales and legends are "La Llorona,""De Brujas,""La Virgen de Guadalupe,""Un Bulto,""Salio Con Su Domingo Siete," and "La Calavera." Various versions of some of the legends and tales are provided. The proverbs pertain to such subjects as being an understanding person, helping others, being in a hurry, acting wise, telling the truth, trying to do too much, and doing a good deed. The tongue twister is "Tres tristes tigres andaban tragando trigo en un trigal." The riddles pertain to such subjects as wine, avocado, switchblade, clouds, and a letter. The children's songs include "Un Elefante,""Tres Cochinitos," and "Un Juego." (NQA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Morningside Coll., Sioux City, IA.
Identifiers: Iowa (Siouxland); Riddles