A Dictionary of American Proverbs

Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins "This multivocal medley of texts provides a long overdue discussion in depth of Faith Ringgold's work.

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195053990

Category: Reference

Page: 710

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Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins






A Dictionary of Anglo American Proverbs Proverbial Phrases Found in Literary Sources of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

George Bryan and I have always seen our work as supplementary to the six standard Anglo - American proverb dictionaries . It is for this reason that for each dictionary entry I have provided references to them in parentheses by making ...

Author: George B. Bryan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820479477

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 870

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Presents an assortment of Anglo-American proverbs and proverbial phrases found in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and provides full bibliographical information for each entry.


A Dictionary of Mexican American Proverbs

This dictionary is the result of an effort to study Mexican American folklore and folklife in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and is based on a collection of proverbs from this area , to which was added data from previously ...

Author: Mark Glazer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313253850

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

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This is the first annotated dictionary of Chicano proverbs to be published, and the first to use standard folklore methodology. It is the result of a study of Mexican American folklore and folklife in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a major area of demographic and cultural concentration. Often called the wisdom of the folk, proverbs are perceived as traditional sayings with roots in oral folklore, and as such are considered useful as a way of making a potentially profound and culturally appropriate statement in a common but difficult human situation.