folk tale

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Synonyms for folk tale

a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk

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The new commission will take inspiration from a popular South Indian folk tale that is an allegory for artistic expression and the importance of creativity.
As for form, folk tales have long been recognized as linear in development, with an absence of flashbacks and with dialogue obeying the "rule of two"--that is, being limited to only two speakers at a time.
Natrix natrix, religion, folk tales, agriculture, nature conservation strategies
But can a folk tale serve such a subject matter, some may ask.
The QHIC presented recently its last public talk in the "My Identity, My Story" education project to save Qatar's endangered folk tale tradition.
Instead, Schacker convincingly argues that while the English may not have produced collections of English folk tales meant to define and shore up national identity, collectors and translators such as Edgar Taylor, T.
In ``The Crane Wife,'' the Decemberists' latest album, the indie group tells the Japanese folk tale of the same name.
Their literary bent remains intact, however: The title was inspired by an ancient Japanese folk tale.
To quote the review of the book in KLIATT, July 2003: "This famous folk tale expanded into a full-length novel will be welcomed by fans of other popular retellings, such as Robin McKinley's Beauty The world of the Princess Ani, who becomes the goose girl, is a fantasy world, but the people who live in this world are quite human in nature, with just a few supernatural features added.
While he was busy writing thus "from the heart," Bournonville was also using the trip to assemble valuable geographic and social impressions, which eventually framed ballets like Napoli, A Folk Tale, and The Flower Festival in Genzano.
They may read a new fairy or folk tale and either analyze it from a critical perspective without use of library or electronic sources or respond to it personally in a reader-response fashion.
Despite the flights of imagination for which the Arab folk tale and epic are justly famous, fantasy remained rare in modern Arabic fiction until quite late.
In this animated version of an ancient Chinese folk tale, the young Mulan (Ming-Na) takes up an unexpected calling as a hero-warrior when she steals the family sword and runs off to answer the draft disguised as a man.
The piece, commissioned for the Sarasota Opera, is based on a children's book by Rafe Martin, a retelling of a Russian folk tale about two brothers, one kind, one selfish, trying to make their way in the world.
This story, based on a Korean folk tale, is not only amusing, but also packed with lessons for life.