6 categories of proverbs and their meaning

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6 categories of proverbs and their meaning

Philippine Folk Literature: The Proverbs by Damiana L. Eugenio

Philippine Folk Literature: The Proverbs is Volume VI of the authors eight-volume Philippine Folk Literature Series.

The present collection focuses on the proverb―a terse didactic statement, handed down through generations, the wisdom of many and the wit of one. It ordinarily suggests a course of action or passes judgment on a situation.

This work is a national collection of Philippine proverbs―a putting together of available proverbs from allover the country, listed alphabetically, in dictionary fashion, according to the most significant word in their English translation. Thirty-six Philippine languages are represented in this collection.

As an introduction to the collection, the essay Philippine Proverb Lore, is reprinted , to provide readers with an overview.

For each entry, the following kinds of information are given: (1) the English translation, (2) the proverb in its original Philippine language or languages, (3) language label and source (collector/collections); and (4) foreign parallels, if any.
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According to the Damiana L.
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Proverbs expressing a general attitude towards life and the laws that govern life. Proverbs expressing general truths and observations about life and human nature. What is the six categories of proverbs according to Damiana l eugenio?. October 3, by Paul Tautges. The book of Proverbs contains abundant wisdom from God, primarily through King Solomon's.

Eugenio, the mother of Philippine Folklore compiled and edited what may very well be considered as the most comprehensive collection of proverbs in our country. There is a limited number of works like this in existence. She spent a lifetime collecting pieces of folk literature that reveal our ancestors wisdom. When she gathered proverbs from various areas in our country, she declared that our elders lived by simple, yet very meaningful rules of righteous living. In fact, she asserted that even the Spaniards who colonized our country noticed how proverbs formed part of the native spirit.

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The six categories of proverbs according to Damiana L. Eugenio are ethical proverbs those that express a general attitude towards life and the laws that govern life itself , proverbs that recommend virtues and condemn vices, proverbs that express a system of values, proverbs that express general truths and observations about life and human nature, humorous proverbs, and miscellaneous proverbs. Eugenio: 1. Proverbs expressing a general attitudes towards life and the laws that govern life. Ethical proverbs recommending certain virtues and condemning certain vices.

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