But what do those classifications really mean? What are fables, fairy tales, and folktales? What characteristics does a story need to have in order to be called a fable (or a fairy tale, or a folktale)? Are they separate genres, or do they overlap?
Let’s start by thinking about this in concrete terms — what are some stories we would call a fable, a fairy tale, or a folktale?
Think of some stories you’re familiar with that you associate with these terms.
Then, choose one of the threads below, and provide your example of either a fable, fairy tale, or folktale. This could be a popular, wellknown story, but it could also be something unique to your culture, the region you come from, or even your family — just be sure to explain the story a bit to help everyone understand it. Explain the basis of your classification — what is it about the story that makes it a fable, fairy tale, or folktale?
BUT before you post, you must read through your classmates’ examples, and make sure you give a new one that no one has mentioned yet. Post your response as a reply to the appropriate thread.
If you prefer, you can offer an alternative perspective in response to a classmate’s post. Maybe they’ve called a story a fable that you would characterize as a folktale — or maybe you think it can be both.
You can hit “Reply” on your classmate’s post, and provide your own classification of the story, explaining your reasoning.
Whichever option you choose, be specific and give examples from the story to illustrate and support your point.
Posts should be at least 75 words for full credit.
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