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Short forms of oral literature

Read the following genre of oral literature

In this riddle we ought to note the following :

Who the challenger is, acceptance by the audience , guesses, the prize, acceptance of the prize and the answer.


Are short pithy sayings.


Short witty sayings.

Tongue twisters

Short repetitive sayings.

Note that questions paused in a riddle are from objects found in the environment.

Functions of riddles

-They teach children about items in the environment -They allow the challenger to practice to become a narrator of longer and more complex genres and

-they promote critical thinking.