Fables and Myths Shining Star Book A. Fables What are fables? What are fables? Fables are narrated stories intended to teach a lesson. Usually stories.
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Fables and MythsShining StarBook A
FablesWhat are fables?
Fables are narrated stories intended to teach a lesson. Usually stories include animals that act and talk like humans.
MythWhat is myth?
Narratives that presents part of the beliefs of a group of people or explains a practice.
What myths do you know from your culture? or what myths did you hear about before coming to the USA?
Fiction versus NonfictionFiction = something invented by the imaginationNonfiction = true accounts or storiesrealtrue-lifefactual
What are some fiction and nonfiction stories you remember?
GenreWhat is genre?Genre are categoriesLiteraturechildren, adult, fables, myths, legends, fairy talesPaintingsimpressionist, renaissance, contemporary, baroque
Purpose of SelectionWhat is the purpose of the story or selection?What are you supposed to learn?What does the author want you to learn?
How can you define purpose of selection?Moral
Literary ElementsComponent or part of:literature or storybookrelates ideas together using different forms PersonificationPoint of viewOnomatopoeiaForeshadowing
Figurative Languagesimile: a comparison between two unlike things using the words like or as.example: Her skin was as white as snow. He is hungry as a horse.
personification: something non-human is given human qualities. example: The wind screamed. The sun touched us.
metaphor: makes a comparison by saying that something IS something else.example: Frank was a snake. The vacant field was a desert.
hyperbole: a great exaggeration.example: Shes the happiest person in the universe.Hes the strongest man in the world.