Fable


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A Fable is a short imaginary tale that teaches a moral or a lesson.  The story can be in prose or verse.   In a Fable animals often talk and act like people.  An author of fables is called a “fabulist”

Sometimes they  are passed down from generation to generation, and from place to place, and sometimes they are constructed by a literary tale-teller, and its purpose is to impart a lesson or a value.

The last sentence usually tells what lesson you can conclude from the fable.

Some Fable Authors:

 

  • Aesop (mid-6th century BCE), author of Aesop’s Fables.
  • Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452 – 1519).
  • Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621 – 95).
  • Félix María de Samaniego (Spanish, 1745 – 1801)
  • Tomás de Iriarte (Spanish, 1750 – 91).
  • Ivan Krylov (Russian, 1769 – 1844)

 

 

The following are some of the Fables you will find in this site.

 

The Lion and The Mouse

The Hare and The Tortoise

The Chicken of the Golden Eggs

The Honest Woodcutter

The Good Man and His Son

The Blind Men and The Elephant

The Fox and the Goat

The  City Mouse and The Country Mouse

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Ant and The Grasshopper

The Donkey and The Wolf

The Fox and The Grapes

The Two Hungry Dogs

The Milkmaid and Her Pail of Milk

The Wolf and The Dog


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