The happy ending is one of the characteristics of the special weightlessness of the marchen
; it is a definite and real identifying feature of the genre.
Compare, for instance, this definition from Stith Thompson (one of the three creators of the ATU index): 'a Marchen
is a tale of some length involving a succession of motifs or episodes.
One is folk novel (folk-novel) and the other one is bizarre story (marchen
(1) The original version (1897) of the work, subtitled simply "A German Fairy Tale in Three Acts" (Ein deutsches Marchen
in drei Akten), is principally Sprechstimme, although it does include both some singing and some plain, unmetered speaking.
While her early poems intimate genres and modes--bildung, marchen
, Bible tale--they can collapse under certain grammatical tics, particularly her fondness for the prepositional phrase.
Jude Catholic School; Filbert Joseph Ubanos, Elizabeth Seton School; Seth Marchen
Trompeta, Colegio San Agustin-Binan.
Besides Wu, other gold medalists are Adam Christopher Chan and Alfonso Miguel Abella, Grace Christian College; Jan Joshua Cruz, Pasig Catholic College; Neo Angelo Gatlabayan and Matteo Tristan Sy, British School Manila; Jose Ignacio Locsin, Philippine Science High School-Main; Marie Emmanuelle Martinez, UP Integrated School; Seth Marchen
Trompeta, Colegio San Agustin-BiAaAaAeA~an; Filberth Joseph Ubanos, Elizabeth Seton Schoo and Matthew Angelo Isidro, Danela Kayla Maceda, Westin Darren Maceda and Chiara Bernadette Tan-Gatue, all from St.