Reading Fiction – Lecture 2
History of Fiction
Fable: A brief tale told to point to a moral. Beast fables are a satiric device used to point out human
follies. Aesop’s Fables are tied to stories that were told aloud. We aren’t sure who actually wrote them.
They are popular as children’s tales. Fables are used in education, they make you use your imagination
and provide a moral.
Figurative Language: Language that uses figure of speech: metaphors, similes, etc. Often used to
associate or compare distinct things.
Beastiary: Book of real or imaginary beasts. It describes the animal’s physical nature and behaviours. It