Fables and Folklore

What are examples of fables?

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09/29/2011

WikiPedia's definition of a fable is so good, it seems impossible to be improved upon, so giving them full credit and a link here in the related links section below, this is a quote of their definition:

A fable is a succinct story, in prose or verse, that features animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature which are anthropomorphized (given human qualities), and that illustrates a moral lesson (a "moral"), which may at the end be expressed explicitly in a pithy maxim.

Some of the more famous fables, Aesop's Fables, include:

  • The Fox and the Grapes
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • The North Wind and the Sun
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf