Fable and Narrative


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Fable noun – A story intended to teach a basic truth or moral about life.
Usage example: this classic Christmas film is essentially a fable showing how every person's life has meaning and touches the lives of others

Narrative is a synonym for fable in fairy tale topic. In some cases you can use "Narrative" instead a noun "Fable", when it comes to topics like tale, myth.
Nearby Word: fabled
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Narrative noun – A work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel.
Usage example: in such narratives as “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Purloined Letter,” Edgar Allan Poe essentially created the modern detective story

Fable is a synonym for narrative in fairy tale topic. You can use "Fable" instead a noun "Narrative", if it concerns topics such as tale.
Nearby Words: narrate, narration, narrator, narrated, narrating
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long long fable long narrative
short short fable short narrative
original original fable original narrative
proper proper fable proper narrative
Other adjectives: popular, actual, entire, bizarre, lighthearted, historical.
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