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Myths, Legends, Fables, and Tall-Tales 11-12
Transcript of Myths, Legends, Fables, and Tall-Tales 11-12
TALE A traditional story that was
created to explain mysteries
of the universe. A story passed down through many generations that is believed to be based on real people and events. A humorously exaggerated
story about impossible events. A brief story that teaches a lesson, or moral, about human nature. often explains how something
connected with humans or nature
came to be Reveals the consequences of both good and bad behavior Features gods or other beings who have supernatural powers as well as certain flaws Tells about a hero or heroine who has unusual powers Focuses on the hero's or heroine's struggle to defeat a powerful force Highlights a positive
quality or way
of behaving Usually includes animal
characters that stand
for specific human qualities,
such as kindness or
dishonesty Has a moral that is directly
stated at the end or indirectly communicated through what happens in the fable Stars a hero or heroine who is larger than life-- that is, bigger, stronger, and even louder than a regular person Uses exaggeration to emphasize the abilities and achievements of the hero or heroine Traditional stories may be short or long,
inspiring or humorous. They might end
with the characters learning a lesson or living
"happily ever after." You will learn and read
all types of stories, including:
myths, legends, tall tales, and fables.