The Role of the Repeat in the Bear Feast in Traditional Khanty Culture
Keywords:repeat, formula, symmetry, rhythm, Khanty bear cult
This paper is devoted to a role of repeat in Khanty folklore. Songs of a bear feast have served as the source material for the research. The author traces the role of a repeat at different text levels: structure, lexical level, and plot. The repeat is proposed as a fundamental method of traditional Khanty arts.
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