Examples of folktale in a Sentence
West African folktales that continue to be passed from generation to generation through storytelling.
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At Franny Lou's, named in honor of the abolitionist Frances E.W. Harper and the civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, shelves are stacked with books on African folktales, on the speeches of Malcolm X and on black women's hairstyles.
The asteroid, named Ryugu after an undersea palace in a Japanese folktale, is about 900 meters (3,000 feet) in diameter.
Rockin’ ‘Round the World, Saturday, 11 a.m. Interactive folktales in English and Spanish for all ages.
The piece looks at birth, transformation, and death through an Azerbaijani folktale.
In African culture, there is a long tradition of teaching through folktales that have animals at the center.
Julien d’Huy, of the Pantheon–Sorbonne University in Paris, talks about the use of evolutionary theory and computer modeling in the comparative analysis of myths and folktales, the subject of his article in the December 2016 Scientific American.
Nasreddin Crater is named for the protagonist in thousands of humorous folktales told throughout the Middle East, southern Europe and parts of Asia.
Meloy’s signature nasal keen and fascination with folktales remains, but there’s a new helping of easily accessible sentiment—and Donald Trump–related angst.
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Definition of folktale for English Language Learners
: a traditional story
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