Transcript of Folktales
Folktale Genre Myth: A traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. A style or category of art, music, or literature. Tall-Tales Paul Bunyan was a lumberjack that logged the North Woods of the United States. It was said that he could take down sixteen trees in one swing of his ax. Legend Legend: A traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but not authenticated. Fable Fable: A short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral. The songs, stories, myths, and proverbs of or "Folk" as handed down by word or mouth. Tall-Tales: A story or statement that is difficult to believe because it is too exciting or interesting. The legend of Robin Hood is about a rebel who took from the rich and gave to the poor. Myth Pandora's Box is the myth of a woman named Pandora. It is said that one day she decided to open a box that she was told to never open. When she did Pandora was horrified to find out that in that box there was evil spirits. So the longer she kept it open the more evil went into the world. She quickly closed the box so the world wouldn't loose all of it's hope too, because she had already let the box destroy a lot. The Tortoise and the Hare is about a hare that wants to race a tortoise. The hare thought that there was no way that the tortoise was going to win. The tortoise agreed to do the race. When the day came to race, the hare was feeling quite confident that he was going to win. So, half the way through the race the hare stopped to take a nap. What he didn't know was that while he was napping the tortoise won the race, because he persisted to continue to walk instead a take breaks like the hare. Fairy Tale Fairy Tale: Something resembling a fairy story in being magical, idealized, or extremely happy. Cinderella's dad dies after he marries Cinderella's step mom. Cinderella has two very mean step sisters and a very mean step mom. They make her clean their whole house and treats her as a slave. One night Cinderella's sisters and mom are invited to a royal ball. Cinderella is not allowed to go to the ball though. Until a fairy pops up and gives her a spell and puts a dress on her and gives her a ride to the ball. The fairy tells her that the spell wears off at midnight. The prince and Cinderella fall in love that night and she accidentally forgets one of her glass slippers. The prince says that the first woman in the kingdom that fits the slipper will be his bride. When he finds Cinderella and she fits the slipper he immediately marries her. Bibliography http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/rl/ll/litrlgenres.asp California Department of Education Full transcript
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