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Synonyms for fairy tale

Synonyms for fairy tale

a story about fairies

an interesting but highly implausible story

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Here's her fairy-tale formula: A Man To Save You Fairy Tale Some women are looking for a man to provide both emotional and financial security.
In the North Hessian metropolis Kassel, they collected their world famous fairy-tales, founded the German grammar and started the German dictionary.
Divided into an intriguing introduction, four elaborately structured and styled chapters, and a compelling epilogue, the book highlights interwoven-and-yet-divergent social projects envisioned and instigated by fairy-tale adaptations circulating in modern popular culture.
With Fairy-Tale Science, Suzanne Magnanini delivers a beautifully written and impressively researched exploration of the works of Straparola and Giambattista Basile.
Paul Morrison has painted the high walls of one gallery to makes it feel as if you are entering an enchanted fairy-tale land and it leads naturally to Peter Callesen's cut-out paper castle in the next room.
When Charming gathers up a who's who of fairy-tale villains and gives them a chance to rewrite their losing-end versions of happily-ever-after, it's left to Fiona to counter with her own girl-power band of princesses.
Fantasy and fairy-tale lovers should enjoy this story.
Although she has made a name for herself with her novels, some of which have been published in the United States, it is in the modern fairy-tale genre that she finds herself at home and excels as a storyteller.
The first text Hans Christian Andersen called a ``fairy-tale'' was The Diving Bell: A Fairy-tale from the Bottom of the Ocean, which appeared in 1827 in Johan Ludvig Heiberg's literary magazine KjAbenhavns flyvende Post.
Dasgupta's stories, however, diverge from those of Chaucer in adopting the fairy-tale genre to enliven the narrative.
In spite of their endowments of beauty and their longing for riches and happiness, both protagonists, contrary to their idealized fairy-tale models and the conventional images of African American women, possess assertive personalities, materialistic attitudes that confound their emotions, and a desire for happiness rendered difficult by racial and gender categorizations.
Bruno Bettelheim's essay, "The Struggle for Meaning" (376-391) appears to build, to some extent, on Max Luthi's essay "The Fairy-Tale Hero: The Image of Man in the Fairy Tale" (365-376).
Chapter 5, "The Disenchantment of Power: Kings and Courtiers," views the incompetent kings of Basile's fables as veiled parodies of Spanish viceroys, and interprets fairy-tale courtiers as reflecting Basile's checkered career.
In the ballroom he creates an impression of crowds with his intelligent manipulation of just a few elegant couples, while in the transformation scene he offers a tableau with dragonflies and grasshoppers to inject needed fairy-tale feeling.