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Traditional Literature

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Traditional Literature

  1. 1. Myths, Folk Tales, Fables, and Fairy Tales A PowerPoint Presentation By Kim Denney, Lake Murray Elementary, Lexington School District One
  2. 2. What is a myth? A myth is a story that usually explains something about the world and involves gods and other superhuman beings.
  3. 3. Examples of Myths • Baucis and Philemon • Medusa’s Head • Quetzalcoatl • Daedalus and Icarus
  4. 4. What is a Folk Tale? • A folk tale is a story with no known author. Folk tales are passed down from one generation to another by word of mouth.
  5. 5. Examples of Folk Tales • The Nightingale • The Seventh Sister • How the Snake Got Poison • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves • He Lion, Bruh Bear, and Bruh Rabbit
  6. 6. What is a fable? • A fable is a very brief story in prose or in verse that teaches a moral or a practical lesson about how to succeed in life.
  7. 7. Examples of Fables • The Crow and the Jar • The Wolf and the House Dog • The Fox and the Crow • The Country Mouse and the City Mouse • The Maid and the Milk pail
  8. 8. What is a fairy tale? • A fairy tale is a type of imaginative writing that carries the reader into an invented world where the laws of nature, as we know them, do not operate.
  9. 9. Examples of Fairy Tales • Cinderella • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves • Ella Enchanted • Cinder Edna Photo from: http://www.jlmatrix.co.uk/joanna/images/enchanted1.jpg
  10. 10. • Which genre teaches a moral at the end? • What are two examples of myths? • What is a story with no known author? • What are three examples of folk tales? • What kind of story is The Country Mouse and the City Mouse? Quiz Time!

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