Fable Lion & the Mouse Sinbad & Genie. Describe the structural differences of various imaginative forms of literature, including fantasies, fables, myths, legends, and fairy tales. What is a Fable?.
Fable Lion & the MouseSinbad & Genie Describe the structural differences of various imaginative forms of literature, including fantasies, fables, myths, legends, and fairy tales.
What is a Fable? • Fables are stories intended to teach a lesson, and animals often speak and act like human beings. LRA 3.1
Elements to Remember • ANIMALS are usually the main characters • The plot and characters are SIMPLE • Stories teach a MORAL or LESSON • SETTING is common and nonspecific • Author uses PERSONIFICATION LRA 3.1
What is Personification? • In simple terms, its making animals or objects seem like real people, with real human feelings and emotions. Personification = Person LRA 3.5
Aesop • Aesop was a slave that lived about 550 BC. • He is famous for his fables. • Legend says he was granted freedom from his master because he enjoyed the stories so much. • Interesting, Aesop didn’t write down any of his fables. But after his death, they were written down for him.
Author’s Purpose • These stories were brief, and told to adults for entertainment. • These stories were passed down from generation to generation. RC 2.2
The Lion and the Mouse Hyperlink
Once a lion trapped a mouse under it’s large paw. The mouse pleaded for it’s life, so the lion let it go. Later the lion became entangled in a hunter’s net and roared in distress. The mouse rushed to help. “You’re too small to help,” said the lion. But the mouse nibbled at the net until the lion was free.
Summary • Topic Lion and the Mouse • Author Aesop’s Fable from Greece • Characters • Lion • Mouse • Hunters • Setting In the Jungle • Action When the hunters came and caught the lion and tied him with ropes. • Resolution Mouse cut the ropes with his teeth and make lion free.
Moral of the Story • Don’t forget: even the smallest friend is worthwhile
Summary • Topic Sinbad and the Genie • Author Fable from Middle East • Characters • Sinbad the Sailor • Genie • Setting At the seaside (beach) • Action When the genie has Sinbad in this hand and tries to eat him. • Resolution Sinbad made the genie turn small again and sealed him in the bottle.
Moral of the story • Is not the size or the strength, but the cleverness with which you do things. Thanks,
Parts of Speech • “Parts of speech” are the basic types of words that English has. Most grammar books say that there are eight parts of speech: • We will add one more type: articles. • It is important to be able to recognize and identify the different types of words in English, so that you can understand grammar explanations and use the right word form in the right place. Here is a brief explanation of what the parts of speech are:
Assignment • Ex. 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 (p. 82 - 85)