Need Help Understanding Literary Tropes?

Have you ever been curious as to why a group of three man band is such a reoccurring theme in stories? Or maybe Arthurian Legends have you stumped with their archaic language. Ever wonder what a “Lancer” character is? Or have you found ancient mythologies impossible to untangle?

Then go check out “Overly Sarcastic Productions” on YouTube. Whether its tackling Dante’s “Inferno,” or understanding how the Aztec creation myth came to be, you can probably find the answers here. These are creative and fun videos that help explain what makes a good story, ancient myths, and more with lots of modern comparisons and easy to understand language. I would rate them at PG-13 just to be safe, but they make an excellent teaching tool.

Hope these are helpful to you.

Curtis Decker, Director of the Belmont Library

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About Curtis Decker

Happy to be here and to open the library to all in need. I love talking about stories, drawing, farming, and hiking. Come in for books, conversations, and to share in the atmosphere of our historic small town library. A magical place of stories and wonder.
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