Traditional stories, also known as stories about traditions, are different from fiction and non-fiction and can be of different types. Here below are the most important varieties of traditional stories:
Anecdote - a short and interesting story about biographical events. It always describes the actual incident involving persons and places.
Apologue - a brief story or fable which exaggerates the details. It contains supernatural elements like a fable and makes use of personification.
Chivalric romance - a prose or verse narrative that was popular among the European aristocrats. It narrated fantastic stories and adventures to outline the heroic qualities of the protagonist.
Creation myth - a work that outlines how the world began and how people started inhabiting it.
Etiological myth - a myth that explains the origin of specific cultures and their practices.
Fable -a fictional story that can be either prose or verse that features animals, plants, inanimate objects or mythical creatures.
Factoid - a questionable statement presented as a fact but without a veracity.
Fairytale - a short story that features folkloric fantasy characters including fairies, gnomes, giants, dwarves and trolls
Folklore - legends, proverbs, jokes and myths that are related to the traditions of culture, subculture or group.
Ghost story - a fiction or drama which has ghosts as protagonists.
Jokes - spoken or written works that are done with humorous intentions
Legend - a narrative of human actions which are considered real by both the listeners and teller.
The myth of origins - a myth which has the purpose of describing the origins of the natural and social world.
Parable - a story both in verse or prose which outlines moral, religious and normative principles.
Political myth- an ideological explanation of a political phenomenon.
Tall tale - a story with unreal elements but considered as factual and true.
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