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  • Pass On Urban Legends
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    To Believe or Not To Believe Modern Urban Legends Many people have heard the tale of the dotty grandmother who tried to dry off her damp poodle by placing it in the microwave oven. The dog exploded, sad to say the least, and Grandma has never been quite the same since. The story is not true; it is an urban legend, circulating by word of mouth since the 1970's (Brunvard, 108). Urban legends are popular stories alleged to be true and transmitted from person to person by oral or written communicati...
  • Urban Legend Like The Blind Man
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    A Sneaky Blind Man I feel as though an Urban Legend is a story passed on by each generation, mostly being false, but having some truth to it, said Phil Donohue. As a boy, his older brothers told him many stories, at the time he thought they were true because he trusted them, now looking back he sees that they were just urban legends. Urban legends are tales with morals in them and are passed along, and maintained through ignorance and assumptions by the audience without any scientific proof (Mor...
  • Collection Of Urban Legends And Their Meanings
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    My Analysis The Choking Doberman by Jan Harold Brunvand; is a collection of urban legends and their meanings and / or origins. It discusses various urban legends and there apparent meanings. Each chapter provides several versions of a single legend and several other related legends, along with Brunvand's synopsis of each and quotes from people he surveyed. Jan Harold Brunvand (1933-present) was born in Cadillac, Michigan. He received his PhD in Language Arts at Indiana University, and went on to...
  • Urban Legends Turn
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    Joel Beckwith Febuary 13, 2001 Urban Legends In this paper I will explain exactly what an urban legend is, and give some examples of very popular ones that have been passed byword of mouth for decades across the United States. 1 ' An urban legend is a story that is so bizarre, horrifying, or unexplainable, that it makes something inside of us want to believe it. ' Urban Legends can have traced origins from other countries, universities, states, or people, that just decided to made up as incredib...
  • Different Titles For The Urban Legend
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    Don, t Look Back An urban legend is a type of folklore that is circulated by word of mouth, repeated in news stories, or distributed by email. They are also frequently recounted as having happened to a "friend of a friend". Some of the stories are slightly modified throughout the years and there are often variances in each telling of the stories. Even with the changes and modifications, an urban legend still remains the main idea and teaches a point. A lot of urban legends are false, as in the s...

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