Folk Literature Faves
By Talia Miller
Types of folk literature
Fables- brief stories with animal characters that have a stated moral at the end
Folk Tales- a story with real or magical characters that reflects the culture where created
Epics- long narrative poems important to a nation that tell of a larger than life hero
Myths- tales that relate the actions of gods, goddesses and heroes
Tall Tales- focus on a central hero who performs impossible feats
Legends- stories based on real-life events and become larger than life as they are told and retold (fact changes to fiction)
Fable - The Golden Egg
Moral: Don't be greedy and be patient
Epic - Ivan the Terrible
Ivan the Terrible or Ivan the fearsome was the prince of Moscow
Folk Tale: Babe the Blue Ox
Paul Bunyan was walking in the snow one day and met Babe, a blue ox.
The Fox and the Rabbit...
Greek Myth - Hercules
Confucianism and Taoism
- confucianism and Taoism are both ancient Chinese ways to live.
- Confucianism believes you should set good examples for others.
- Taoism is living in harmony and peace.