• "Folk Literature" (sometimes called "traditional literature") is the general (or "umbrella" term) for stories that began as oral traditions and were passed down over time.  Folk literature reflects the culture from which it derives.  Some folk literature is of a general nature and we commonly refer to them as "folktales":
    folktales
    Other types of folk literature have specific characteristics, which are described on the links below. . .
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    umbrella
    (Click on the * to learn more about each):
     
    *Fables                 *Legends                *Fairy Tales
                                        *Tall Tales                *Pourquoi
     
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