folktale or folk tale is a folklore genre that typically consists of a story passed down from generation to generation orally

Old Wives’ Tale

Old Wives’ Tale An old wives’ tale is a supposed truth which is actually spurious or a superstition. It can be said sometimes to be a type of urban legend, said to be passed down by older women to a younger generation. Such tales are considered superstition, folklore or unverified claims with exaggerated and/or inaccurate...

Folklore

Folklore Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group. These include oral traditions such as tales, proverbs and jokes. They include material culture, ranging from traditional building styles to handmade toys common to the group. Folklore...

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Fable

Fable Fable is a literary genre: a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, legendary creatures, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature that are anthropomorphized, and that illustrates or leads to a particular moral lesson (a “moral”), which may at the end be added explicitly as a pithy maxim or saying. A fable differs from a parable in that the...

Fairy tale

Fairy tale A fairy tale, fairytale, wonder tale, magic tale, or Märchen is an instance of a folklore genre that takes the form of a short story. Such stories typically feature entities such as dwarfs, dragons, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, griffins, mermaids, talking animals, trolls, unicorns, or witches, and usually magic or enchantments....

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Why Are Folktales Important?

Why Are Folktales Important? Folktales can be used to help children develop strong reading skills, study other cultures, model positive character traits, and discover a love of stories. ​Our collection of folktales was developed to immerse children in timeless stories and help them discover a love of reading. These highly...

What are Folktales and What is Their Function in Society?

What are Folktales and What is Their Function in Society? Folktales, including other forms of mythological tales which were the precursor of folktales, were and are essentially moral stories initially told by word of mouth from parents/elders to children for the purpose of educating and entertaining the next generation (ie....

Folktale

Folktale A folktale or folk tale is a folklore genre that typically consists of a story passed down from generation to generation orally, and may refer to: Categories of stories Folkloric tale from oral tradition Fable (written form of the above) Fairy tales Folklore in general Old wives’ tale Storytelling Perform Folktales are generally passed down from one generation...

Storytelling

Storytelling Storytelling describes the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, sometimes with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. Every culture has its own stories or narratives, which are shared as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation or instilling moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters and narrative point of view. The term “storytelling” can refer in...

Buddhist Folktales and Parables

Buddhist Folktales and Parables The Father A young single father had a son that he loved more than anything in the world. One day while the father was away, some plunderers burned down most of his village and kidnapped the little boy. When the father came back, he mistook one...

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