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Imaginative Literature Genres

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Brianna Crews

on 21 February 2013

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There are five forms of imaginative literature 1. Fantasy
2. Fairytale
3. Myth
4. Legend
5. Fable Fantasy A fantasy is an untrue story that can never be real.

Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural things.

Fantasy mainly takes place in imaginary words that do not exist. Fairytale In fairy tales we meet witches and queens, giants and elves, princes, dragons, talking animals, ogres, princesses, and sometimes even fairies.

Marvelous and magical things happen to characters in fairy tales. A boy may become a bird. A princess may sleep for a hundred years. A seal may become a girl. Objects too can be enchanted — mirrors talk, pumpkins become carriages, and a lamp may be home to a genie.

Fairy tales often start with, "Once upon a time," and end with "And they lived happily ever after." Structural Features of Literature Objective: Describe the structural differences of various imaginative forms of literature. Myth Fairy tale Examples Disney movies are fairy tales. Fantasy Examples Lets create our own Myth! http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/mythmachine.htm A myth is a story with a purpose.

It tries to explain the way the world is.

Myths often have stories about Gods or Goddesses and are sometimes based off of legends. A legend is a story which has been passed on from person-to-person.

A legend usually has something in it that is true but has magical qualities

Legends usually involve heroic characters or fantastic places. Legend Fable A fable is a story where an animal is the main character.

Fables use personification to tell stories! Lets look at some examples!
Think about the following stories and decide whether or not they are
Fables
Myths
Legends
Fairytale
or Fantasy The Little Mermaid is a Fairytale! It is an untrue story with a happy ending.

Marvelous and Magical things happen!
There is a prince, a princess, and an evil sea witch! The Hunger Games is a Fantasy! It takes place in an imaginary world
It is an untrue story that could never be true
There are no gods or goddesses
It does no explain why things are a certain way Finding Nemo is a Fable! Finding Nemo takes a fish and gives it human like qualities.
It is a story that is imaginative and uses animals to tell the story. Hercules is a Myth! It is a story that has Gods and Goddesses as the main characters. There are monsters and imaginary characters but the story is placed in a real world setting! The first Chumash were created on Santa Cruz Island by the Earth Goddess Hutash who fashioned them from the seeds of a magic plant. Hutash was married to the Sky Snake (the Milky Way), who could make lightning bolts with his tongue.
One day, the Sky Snake decided to present a gift to the Chumash. So he sent down a bolt of lightning, which started a fire on the island grasslands below.
After this, the Chumash kept fires burning in their villages, so that they could keep warm and cook their food. The creation story of the Chumash is a Legend! It explains why things are.
It has many magical elements but some things are true. Johnny Appleseed http://www.schooltube.com/video/9e0ef9147f483c0f55da/Johnny%20Appleseed Great! This is a legend. But WHY is it a legend? Percy Jackson Myth! Great! But why? how to train your dragon Great this is a fantasy! But why? Happy Feet Great Happy Feet is a Fable! But WHY? The Princess and the Pea Great this is a Fairy Tale! But why?
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