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Folk Tales,

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claire peterson

on 30 April 2016

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Transcript of Folk Tales,

Folk Tales, Fairy Tales
Tall Tales, Legends and

Tall Tales
1. The story has many exaggerations in it. (hyperbole)
2. The main character has a problem to solve.
3. The main character is bigger than life and has super-human abilities.
4. The plot of the story is funny and impossible.

A legend is presumed to have some basis in historical fact and tends to mention real people or events, but they have been over exaggerated too much.
Folk Tales
Common characteristics of fairy tales:
1. Folktales were passed down orally from generation to generation.

2. Folktales were made up to explain the wonders of the world or to teach morals and lessons.

3. Often have the rule of 3.

Folk Tale
How the Coyote Got His Cunning
Tall Tale example
Pecos Bill: What characteristics do you notice?
These are all types of short stories
that are part of traditional literature.
Many are stories that have been told over and over, passed down from generation to generation.
Fairy Tales
Common characteristics of fairy tales:
1. Fairy Tales often have fantasy, royalty (kings/queens), magic or make believe (ex-talking animals) in them.
2. Fairy Tales often have clearly defined Good characters vs. Evil characters.
3. Often feature the "rule of 3"- solving a problem takes 3 tries.

Fairy Tale
Tangled Trailer: What elements do you see?
Legend example
Legend of Robin Hood
Myth example
Echo and Narcissus Myth: What elements do you see?
Myths try to explain natural phenomena.

Myths feature ancient gods, like Greek,
Roman or Egyptian.

Often contain magic and reward good
but punish evil.
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