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    What Is A Folktale What Is A Folktale Presentation Transcript

    • What is a folktale? I need to know so I can write one!
    • What is a folktale?
      • ● A folktale is a story which began with oral storytelling
      • ● passed down through the ages
      • teaches a lesson
      • ● explains why things are as they are
    • Characteristics of Folktales
      • simple and straightforward
      • includes magic or supernatural powers
      • characters represent human qualities such as good, evil, wisdom, foolishness, laziness
      • problems and conflicts are clear
      • ending usually happy or satisfying
      • good usually rewarded, evil punished
    • Types of Folktales
      • Trickster tales
      • Fables
      • Why “Pourquoi” stories
      • Fairytales
    • Trickster Tales
      • One character (the protagonist or trickster) is clever and devious
      • causes problems for another
      • is usually unpunished
      • Different cultures have specific tricksters
    • Tricksters From Other Countries
    • Fables
      • Short stories
      • Teach a lesson or moral
      • Animal characters with human characteristics
      • Stress themes such as: the value of cooperation, looking at problems from different viewpoints
      • Some have several layers of meaning
      • Morals may not be stated directly
      • Listener must find their own moral in the tale
    • Why? Or Porquis? Stories
      • Explain why something is as it is
      • Explain how things came to be
    • Fairytales
      • Include good and bad characters
      • A hero or heroine
      • Magic or fantasy
      • Includes predictable beginnings and endings “Once upon a time” “Happily ever after”
      • Problem which is usually overcome through kindness, courage, or intelligence
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