Arts and Culture
Malay folk tales and its delivery are one the special Malay heritages. Thus, it must be preserved and the meanings of the folktales must be unraveled. In the telling of Malay folk tales, a storyteller generates his mind, becomes creative and critical in order to balance and enhance his ability in telling the story. To illustrate the uniqueness of the storytelling done by the storyteller, the researcher utilized content analysis methods and qulitative research techniques. However, this paper only focuses on the uniqueness of the religious pantun’s used by the storyteller. This research will look into and analyse the unique attributes of the storytelling of the Malay folk tales which is through religious pantun’s. Pantun’s is the nonnarrative folk literature that is often used in Malay folk tales and has its own significances. Malay poetry describes and portrays the identity of the Malay society that flourished from the traditional period and is still in use today. During the storytelling, the storyteller would use pantun as a form of expression to convey his thoughts and feelings. Forms of expressions have become a medium for providing the audience advice, quips, jokes and much more. “Pantun” has reflected the greatness of the Malay identity of the individuals, society, and the country.