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Transcript of Literary Genres
-passed down orally
-characters are usually animals
-usually very brief stories
-have a moral
-usually have a magical aspect
-"They lived happily ever after."
Legends and Hero Tales
-good versus bad/evil
-simple, interesting plot
-takes place in the past
Talking Beast Tale
-characters are mostly
-characters usually gods or heroes
-explain religion, life, human behavior
-historical aspect, less magical than myths
-setting must portray
the happenings of the time
-animals act as animals, not humans
-must be realistic
-true stories of a
-not written by the person the book is about
-true stories of a person's life written by the person the book is about
-a sharing of experiences through the written word
-most written in 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries
-tells a story
-good versus evil
-has not occurred, but may happen in the future
-horror, detectives, crimes, spies