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Folktales

Reading SOL - 5/17/17

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fairytale takes place in a magical land ruled by royalty; the characters are either good or evil and almost always has a happy ending Examples: Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty & the Beast
tall tale has unbelievable exaggerations told as if it were true and meant to be humorous Examples: Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan
fable very short ; where the characters are usually personified animals that teaches a moral or a lesson Examples: Aesop’s Fables, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Boy Who Cried Wolf
legend usually has some connection to a real historical person or event, combining factual and fictional events with exaggerations that are not meant to be humorous Examples: King Arthur (The Sword in the Stone), Robin Hood
myth explains something about the world such as frightening or mysterious natural forces or how something came to be Examples: Venus, The Midas Touch
Fantasy (F) A story that contains magical elements such as nonexistent world, talking animals, and or other creatures and objects or people with superpowers. Examples: Harry Potter, Twilight, Eregon, and Witch & Wizard
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