Literature & Fables

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A definition of both and some comments on Aesop's work. It's designed for EFL kids dealing with literay texts.

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Literature & Fables

  1. 1. LITERATURE AND FABLES Presentation adapted from: http://www.slideshare.net/candigallardo/fables?from_search=2 Image taken from: www.timeanddate.com
  2. 2. What is literature? Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. It is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works. Most commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination, including works of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction. 
  3. 3. Why do we read literature? Literature represents a language or a people: culture and tradition. It introduces us to new worlds of experience. Literature is important to us because it speaks to us, it is universal, and it affects us.
  4. 4. Fables
  5. 5. y Some things you should know about Fables… Early form of story telling Believed to be originated in India Aesop – Greek Slave, 620 B.C.
  6. 6. AESOP Credited for most of the known fables heard today. His fables include “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” and “The Tortoise and the Hare.”
  7. 7. What are some characteristics of fables? Features animals, plants & forces of nature with human qualities Handed down generation after generation
  8. 8. Fables teach a lesson, can relate to everyone, and connects us with other cultures.
  9. 9. Fables of Different cultures Involve animals found in that culture Reflects cultural beliefs
  10. 10. Fables can have more than one lesson. Another lesson for the tortoise and the Hare is “Slow and Steady wins the race”
  11. 11. Cultural Fables Native American’s use a lot of wolves Wolves to them symbolize what a fox does to Europeans. Animals used are reflective of culture
  12. 12. Animals Used in Fables Lion – Strength, Big Ego Fox – Sly
  13. 13. Animals Used in Fables Wolf – Greed, Dishonest Lamb – Shyness
  14. 14. Aesop’s Fables The Ant and the Grasshopper The Tortoise and the Hare The lion and the mouse

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