fable

 , parable, allegory, myth
 Fables and parables are both stories intended to have instructional value. They differ in that parables are always concerned with religious or ethical themes, while fables are usually concerned with more practical considerations (and frequently have animals as the characters). An allegory is an extended metaphor - that is, a narrative in which the principal characters represent things that are not explicitly stated. Orwell’s Animal Farm is an allegory. Myths originally were stories designed to explain some belief or phenomenon, usually the exploits of superhuman beings. Today the word can signify any popular misconception or invented story.

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  • Fable II — Fable 2 Pour les articles homonymes, voir Fable (homonymie). Fable 2 Éditeur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • FABLE — FABLE, an animal tale (according to the most general and hence most widely accepted definition), i.e., a tale in which the characters are animals, and which contains a moral lesson. The genre also includes tales in which plants or inanimate… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Fable 2 — Разработчик Lionhead Studios Издатель Microsoft Game Studios Дизайнер Питер Молинье Дата выпуска 21 октября 2008 года …   Википедия

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  • fable — FABLE. s. f. Chose feinte, & inventée pour instruire, ou pour divertir. Vieille fable. fable morale. fable mysterieuse. les fables d Esope, de Phédre. sous le voile des fables. la moralité des fables. Fable, se prend aussi pour Le sujet, l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Fable II — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Fable II Desarrolladora(s) Lionhead Studios Diseñador(es) Lionhead Studios Fecha(s) de lanzamiento NA 21 de octubr …   Wikipedia Español

  • Fable — Fa ble (f[=a] b l), n. [F., fr. L. fabula, fr. fari to speak, say. See {Ban}, and cf. {Fabulous}, {Fame}.] 1. A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fable — (игра, 1996) Fable (игра, 2004) Fable II Fable III Fable сингл Роберта Майлза 1996 года …   Википедия

  • Fable — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Fable es un videojuego destinado a las plataformas Microsoft Xbox, PC y Mac OS X desarrollado por Lionhead Studios. Fable puede considerarse como un juego de rol de acción donde podemos crear nuestro propio héroe, el …   Wikipedia Español

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