Heirlooms and Legacies.
Cathy Song, The Grammar of Silk.
Linda Hogan, Heritage.
bell hooks, Inspired Eccentricity.
Alfred Kazin, The Kitchen.
Bette Bao Lord, Walking in Lucky Shoes.
Sample Student Essay: My Great-grandfather's Shaving Brush, Howard Bennett.
3. Narration: Stories and Storytellers.
Judith Ortiz Cofer, A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood.
John Edgar Wideman's Father Stories.
Excerpt from N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain.
Pat Mora, Remembering Lobo.
Alix Strauss, Joy of Funerals.
Sample Student Essay: My Special Place, Kristen Jacomino.
4. Exemplification: Folklore and the Search for Self.
Joe Vergara, Excerpt from Love and Pasta.
Octavio Paz, Fiesta.
Tepilit Ole Saitoti, Excerpt from The Initiation of a Maasai Warrior.
Andrew Rein, Taxidermist's Funeral.
Nicole Brodeur, The Meaning of the Hunt.
Sample Student Essay: My Family Traditions, Lisa Desjardins.
5. Process Analysis: Traditional Processes.
Patricia Hampl, Grandmother's Sunday Dinner.
Linda Hogan, Waking Up the Rake.
Camara Laye, The Mysteries of My Father's Workshop.
Harryette Mullen, Saturday Afternoon, When Chores Are Done.
Excerpt from Zitkala-Sa's American Indian Stories.
Sample Student Essay: My Family Tradition, Melissa Craner.
6. Comparison and Contrast: Traditions, A Changing Same.
Michael S. Glaser, Preparations for Seder.
Nikki Giovanni, On Holidays and How to Make Them Work.
Luci Tapahonso, All I Want.
Bernice Reagon, Black Music in Our Hands.
Jehan Sadat, from Growing Up in Cairo.
Sample Student Essay: The Essence of Traditions, Angelique Wurpel.
7. Controversy/Argument: Millennium Folklore.
Richard Kurin, excerpt from Folklife in Comtemporary Multicultural Society.
E.B. White, Once More to the Lake.
Ethridge Knight, The Idea of Ancestry.
Nikki Giovanni, Legacies.
Gerald Celente, Welcome to the Millenium.
Sample Student essay: Family Folklore: Has it Really Died Out? Laurie Songhurst