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Oral tradition: the sharing of stories, cultures, and ideas by word of mouth.Stories told in oral tradition were created before the first people who told them knew how to write. The stories expressed the values of these people.

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Theme: a message about life that is at the center of the story.Some themes are universal…they apply to every time and place and are part of many cultures.

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Legends:traditional stories based on real-life events. Often fact changes to fiction and the individual (character/s) often become larger than life

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Folk tales:stories about ordinary people that reveal a culture’s traditions and values – and often they teach a lesson.
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Fairy tale:a story in which improbable events lead to a happy ending. Also, they often include "legendary deeds."
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Tall tales:often focus on a hero who does impossible feats. These tales often use hyperboles, or exaggeration, for comic effect.
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Fables:a story (with animals as the characters) that illustrates a moral (usually a short, simple moral or lesson)
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EPIC:a long poem about a larger-that-life hero who goes on a quest or dangerous journey. Epics are often important to the history of a culture or nation.

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Can you label these:The OdysseyThe Lion and The MouseJohnny Appleseed Popocatepetl and IxtacihuatlThe Lochness MonsterKing Midas and the MinotaurJack and the Beanstalk