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or folk tale  (fōk′tāl′)
A story or legend forming part of an oral tradition.


(ˈfəʊkˌteɪl) or

folk story

a tale or legend originating among a people and typically becoming part of an oral tradition
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Noun1.folktale - a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folkfolktale - a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk
flying carpet - (Asian folktale) an imaginary carpet that will fly people anywhere they wish to go
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
narration, narrative, story, tale - a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
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One of Pitre's Tuscan tales, C85 "La ragazza mela," borrows elements from the same author's folktale from Palermo CI61 "Rosmarina.
The folktale is the story of Yasuhiro, a young man who rescues an injured crane in the snow; the next night, a mysterious young girl arrives at Yasuhiro's home and offers to stay.
Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from Around the World is a four-volume encyclopedia containing 800 entries, building upon the three-volume 2008 version of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktale and Fairy Tales.
Kaveri and Korran is inspired by a folktale from Tamil Nadu's Nari Kuravar tribe, a community of gypsy-hunters.
Thus, in "traditional" classrooms that commonly portray behavior as either good or evil, teachers could misinterpret the social messages of a folktale that derives from a culture that recognizes the value of appreciating those who hold ideals that deviate from the social convention or satirize acceptable behavioral standards.
Erudite, extraordinarily well written and very strongly recommended for academic library Folktale & Folklore collections, it should also be noted that "Danish Folktales, Legends, & Other Stories" is also available in a Kindle edition ($40.
Folktales of Old China: An Introduction to the Literary and Cultural Origins of People and Places is a guide to some of the most common and well-known folktale stories of China's rich history.
One of famous verbal folklore in Papua is folktale.
The Russian Folktale ranges from the history of folklore studies to heroes' motivations in what the author terms "Russian wonder tales.
By dividing the book by folktale type, Propp is able to delve deeply into each one, as well as comparing them to classical myths and tales from other cultures.
Bascom reasons that myth or legend may be accepted without being believed, becoming a folktale in the borrowing society.
The folktale is the most unpretentious and democratic form of literaturestories that everyone is free to tell and embellish because they belong to no one in particular.