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Introduction to Mythology


 

Traditional Transmission

 

A story is orally transmitted when it is memorized and passed down from generation to generation, without the need for a writing system. Tools to aid this process include poetic devices such as rhyme and alliteration. The stories thus preserved are also referred to as tradition, or as part of an oral tradition.

A rhyme is a repetition of identical or similar sounds in two or more different words and is most often used in poetry.

Oral tradition or oral culture is a way of transmitting history, literature or law from one generation to the next in a civilization without a writing system.