Table Genres of folklore (folklore) (classification)

Name a brief description of Example
Fairy tale An epic narrative, predominantly of a prosaic nature, with a focus on fiction; reflects the most ancient ideas of the people about life and death, about good and evil; is designed for oral transmission, therefore the same plot has several options “Kolobok”, “Linden Leg”, “Vasilisa the Wise”, “Fox and Crane”, “Zayushkina Hut”
Epic A narrative tale about heroes, folk heroes, written in a special epic verse, which is characterized by the absence of rhyme “Three trips of Ilya Muromets”, “Volga and Mikula Selyaninovich”
Song Musical and poetic art form; expresses a certain ideological and emotional attitude to human life Songs about S. Razin, E. Pugachev
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