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Folklore Unit

Fable a brief tale told to illustrate a moral or teach a lesson.
Moral a lesson that a story teaches.
Folk Tale a story that has been passed from generation to generation by word of mouth.
Myth a traditional story, usually concerning some superhuman being or unlikely event that was once widely believed to be true.
Tall Tale a humorously exaggerated story about impossible events, often involving the supernatural abilities of the main character.
Hyperbole a figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humorous effect.
Theme a message about life or human nature.
Symbol A person, place, object, or activity that stands for something beyond itself.
Visualization to picture in one's mind.
Universal Theme a message about life or human nature that is so fundamental to human existence that it is true to all people, time, and culture.
Created by: rid22536