Definitions Native American Literature
Myth
Myth  <ul><li>A traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determin...
Fable
Fable <ul><li>1. A short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters; the fable of...
Legend
Legend <ul><li>A nonhistorical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as...
Folktale
Folktale <ul><li>1. A tale or legend originating and traditional among a people or folk, esp. one  forming part of the ora...
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Definitions Myth Etc

  1. 1. Definitions Native American Literature
  2. 2. Myth
  3. 3. Myth <ul><li>A traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, esp. one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Synonyms: fable, fabrication, fairy story, fantasy, fiction, folk ballad, folktale, illusion, legend, lore, superstition </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fable
  5. 5. Fable <ul><li>1. A short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters; the fable of the tortoise and the hare; Aesop's fables. </li></ul><ul><li>2. A story about supernatural or extraordinary persons or incidents; legend: the fables of gods and heroes. </li></ul><ul><li>Synonyms: allegory, fabrication, fairy story, fairy tale, fantasy, fib, fiction, figment, fish story, invention, legend, myth, tale, whopper, yarn </li></ul>
  6. 6. Legend
  7. 7. Legend <ul><li>A nonhistorical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as historical. </li></ul><ul><li>Synonyms: fable, fiction, folk story, folktale, folklore, myth, mythos, narrative, saga </li></ul>
  8. 8. Folktale
  9. 9. Folktale <ul><li>1. A tale or legend originating and traditional among a people or folk, esp. one forming part of the oral tradition of the common people. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Any belief or story passed on traditionally, esp. one considered to be false or based on superstition. </li></ul><ul><li>Synonyms: folk history, folk story, legend, myth </li></ul>

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