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I am having trouble trying to write an outline. I have started one. Is a formal outline suppose to have 700 words? Is his correct? Where should i improve? Any help would be appreciated.

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Dear Student,
Dont worry toomuch about the word count that you have racked up in putting together this formal paper outline. Your concern should be its overall appearance and presentation. Formal outlines must appear as general representations of what your final paper will look like and contain and I have rewritten some parts of your paper as well as tackled certain sections and added parts/edited wrods to make your outline appear formal, academially speaking. If you are following the APA format, the outline I have provided for you with each particular section covers all that you need. Do not forget to follow the following when providing the references in print:

Author, date of publication, name of work/title, publisher.

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The solution provides guidance to the student in approaching the subject matter 'Symbolism of Genitals in Mythology' and presenting this subject in a paper. Starting from Introduction to the body f the research/paper to discussions/Analysis and set of references, the solution does not only provide a framework but topics of discussion, what myths, tales could be used, the significance of each story or situation in said story to the topic. This outline is intended to guide the student in the right direction to write and research a comprehensive paper on said subject matter.

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Provide help with summarizing and applying theories of myth to selected creation myths. Myth & Knowing discusses a variety of theoretical approaches scholars use to better understand mythology. Select three of those theories and summarize them in your own words. Then, compare two creation myths using the theories you summarized to explain how each creation myth functions in the culture in which it is a part. Conclude by reflecting on these theories to help explain the cultural function of myths in general:

Mythology will forever expand in studies during the length of a lifetime. Myths have a sense of truth that is questioned by many. Family legends, history, religion, culture, and arts are realities that uphold mythâ??s and the explanation behind it. â??Like an onion, a myth has many layersâ? (Leonard & McClure, 2004, p. 28) which explains the various stories of symbolism, religious allegories, and beliefs which can possibly be narrowed down to the closest truth of that time. There are varied theories of myth current applied to study a particular myth or story. Scholars use theories to better understand myths. Plato, Euhemeros and Euhemerism, and Adalbert Kuhn are scholars whose theories are discussed through a personal view and compared by two creation myths Out of the Blue and The Popul Vu.

Platoâ??s Rational Myth created a new path for the Greek word mytho by confirming the synonym as false (( Leonard & McClure, 2004, p. 4). Plato validated mythâ??s as â??a form of truthâ? that were philosophical about origins myths, but claimed myths created by people which spoke of Gods and Heroes were false myths (( Leonard & McClure, 2004, p.4). In another sense Plato believed that various stories that do not serve justification or were truth cannot be found are false myths. Concrete locations and origins lead to truth for Plato.

Euhemeros and Euhemerism was firm on science belief versus explanations of history and imagination. Euhemerism did not acknowledge the truth-value for all myths and still questioned exaggeration to previous historic events. â??Euhemeros believed that myths were not true per se but that they contained the kernels of historical truthâ? ( Leonard & McClure, 2004, p.5).

Adalbert Kuhn was influenced by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche which allowed him to view various myths as allegories. Kuhnâ??s approach allowed him to see different views of myths compared to the elements of the earth. As an example â??particularly the rainstorm that bestows fire in the form of lightning and the life-giving elixir of rain which makes all life possibleâ?¦ the stolen gift was fire; sometimes it was the elixir of immortalityâ? (Leonard & McClure, 2004, p. 12).

Leonard, S., & McClure, M. (2004). Myth & knowing: An introduction to world mythology. New York: McGraw-Hill.

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