Andean and Amazonian storytelling is rich with symbolism and metaphors. It is often multivocal and has non-prescribed interpretive developments that emphasize dynamic context. It relies on intertextuality, drawing on various modes of expression that work in concert to complete the story. Most importantly, as Rosaleen Howard-Malverde (1997) points out, Andean and Amazonian oral traditions are evocative rather than merely descriptive. In other words, they do not just tell a story but also engage with cultural symbols and meaningfully reproduce them in an experiential and emergent way.

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