HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

picture info

Once Upon A Time
"ONCE UPON A TIME" is a stock phrase used to introduce a narrative of past events, typically in fairy tales and folk tales. It has been used in some form since at least 1380 (according to the Oxford English Dictionary ) in storytelling in the English language
English language
and has opened many oral narratives since 1600. These stories often then end with "and they all lived happily ever after ", or, originally, "happily until their deaths". The phrase is particularly common in fairy tales for younger children, where it is almost always the opening line of a tale
[...More...]

"Once Upon A Time" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Stock Phrase
A CLICHé or CLICHE (/ˈkliːʃeɪ/ or /klɪˈʃeɪ/ ) is an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, even to the point of being trite or irritating, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel. In phraseology , the term has taken on a more technical meaning, referring to an expression imposed by conventionalized linguistic usage . The term is frequently used in modern culture for an action or idea that is expected or predictable, based on a prior event. Typically pejorative, "clichés" may or may not be true. Some are stereotypes , but some are simply truisms and facts . Clichés often are employed for comic effect, typically in fiction. Most phrases now considered clichéd originally were regarded as striking, but have lost their force through overuse
[...More...]

"Stock Phrase" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Oxford English Dictionary
The _OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY_ (_OED_) is a descriptive dictionary of the English language , published by the Oxford University Press . It traces the historical development of the English language, providing a comprehensive resource to scholars and academic researchers, as well as describing usage in its many variations throughout the world. The second edition came to 21,728 pages in 20 volumes, published in 1989. Work began on the dictionary in 1857, but it was not until 1884 that it began to be published in unbound fascicles as work continued on the project, under the name of _A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles; Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by The Philological Society_. In 1895, the title _The Oxford English Dictionary_ (_OED_) was first used unofficially on the covers of the series, and in 1928 the full dictionary was republished in ten bound volumes
[...More...]

"Oxford English Dictionary" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Storytelling
STORYTELLING is the social and cultural activity of sharing stories , often with improvisation , theatrics , or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment , education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot , characters and narrative point of view . The term 'storytelling' is used in a narrow sense to refer specifically to oral storytelling and also in a looser sense to refer to techniques used in other media to unfold or disclose the narrative of a story
[...More...]

"Storytelling" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

English Language
ENGLISH /ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/ (_ listen ) is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca _. Named after the Angles , one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England , it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea . It is closely related to the Frisian languages , but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages particularly Norse (a North Germanic language ), as well as by Latin and Romance languages , particularly French . English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers in the 5th century, are called Old English
[...More...]

"English Language" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Happy Ending
A HAPPY ENDING is an ending of the plot of a work of fiction in which almost everything turns out for the best for the protagonists , their sidekicks , and almost everyone except the villains . In storylines where the protagonists are in physical danger , a happy ending mainly consists in their surviving and successfully concluding their quest or mission. Where there is no physical danger, a happy ending may be lovers consummating their love despite various factors which may have thwarted it. A considerable number of storylines combine both situations. In Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
's version of "War of the Worlds ", the happy ending consists of three distinct elements: The protagonists all survive the countless perils of their journey; humanity as a whole survives the alien invasion; and the protagonist father regains the respect of his estranged children
[...More...]

"Happy Ending" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Fairy Tale
A FAIRY TALE is a type of short story that typically features folkloric fantasy characters, such as dwarfs , dragons , elves , fairies , giants , gnomes , goblins , griffins , mermaids , talking animals , trolls , unicorns , or witches , and usually magic or enchantments . Fairy tales may be distinguished from other folk narratives such as legends (which generally involve belief in the veracity of the events described) and explicitly moral tales, including beast fables . The term is mainly used for stories with origins in European tradition and, at least in recent centuries, mostly relates to children\'s literature . In less technical contexts, the term is also used to describe something blessed with unusual happiness, as in "fairy tale ending" (a happy ending ) or "fairy tale romance ", though not all fairy tales end happily
[...More...]

"Fairy Tale" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Opening Sentence
At the beginning of a written work stands the OPENING SENTENCE. The opening line is part or all of the opening sentence that may start the lead paragraph . For older texts the Latin term "incipit " (it begins) is in use for the very first words of the opening sentence. As in speech, a personal document such as a letter normally starts with a salutation ; this, however, tends not to be the case in documents , articles , essays , poetry , lyrics , and general works of fiction and nonfiction . In nonfiction, the opening sentence generally points the reader to the subject under discussion directly in a matter-of-fact style. In journalism, the opening line typically sets out the scope of the article. In fiction, authors have much liberty in the way they can cast the beginning. Techniques to hold the reader's attention include keeping the opening sentence to the point, showing attitude, shocking, and being controversial
[...More...]

"Opening Sentence" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Charles Perrault
CHARLES PERRAULT (French: ; 12 January 1628 – 16 May 1703) was a French author and member of the Académie Française
Académie Française
. He laid the foundations for a new literary genre , the fairy tale , with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales . The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon Rouge ( Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood
), Cendrillon ( Cinderella
Cinderella
), Le Chat Botté ( Puss in Boots ), La Belle au bois Dormant (The Sleeping Beauty ), and Barbe Bleue ( Bluebeard ). Some of Perrault's versions of old stories have influenced the German versions published by the Brothers Grimm more than 100 years later. The stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (such as Tchaikovsky 's The Sleeping Beauty ), theatre, and film
[...More...]

"Charles Perrault" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

French Language
Phonological history * Oaths of Strasbourg * Ordinance of Villers-Cotterêts * Anglo-Norman GRAMMAR * Adverbs * Articles and determiners * Pronouns (personal )* Verbs * (conjugation * morphology ) ORTHOGRAPHY * Alphabet * Reforms * Circumflex * Braille PHONOLOGY * Elision * Liaison * Aspirated h * Help:IPA for French * v * t * e FRENCH (_le français_ (_ listen ) or la langue française_ ) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family . It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire , as did all Romance languages. French has evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d\'oïl —languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French ( Francien ) has largely supplanted
[...More...]

"French Language" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Hans Christian Andersen
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN (/ˈhɑːnz ˈkrɪstʃən ˈændərsən/ ; Danish: ( listen ), often referred to in Scandinavia
Scandinavia
as H. C. ANDERSEN, (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues , novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales . Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish , express themes that transcend age and nationality. Andersen's fairy tales, of which no less than 3381 works have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well
[...More...]

"Hans Christian Andersen" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Danish Language
DANISH /ˈdeɪnᵻʃ/ (_ listen ) (dansk_ pronounced (_ listen ); dansk sprog_, ) is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in Denmark and in the region of Southern Schleswig in northern Germany , where it has minority language status. There are also minor Danish-speaking communities in Norway , Sweden , Spain , the United States , Canada , Brazil and Argentina . Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their home language . Along with the other North Germanic languages, Danish is a descendant of Old Norse , the common language of the Germanic peoples that lived in Scandinavia during the Viking Era
[...More...]

"Danish Language" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Brothers Grimm
The BROTHERS GRIMM (_die Brüder Grimm_ or _die Gebrüder Grimm_), Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859), were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who together collected and published folklore during the 19th century. They were among the best-known storytellers of folk tales, and popularized stories such as " Cinderella " ("Aschenputtel"), "The Frog Prince " ("Der Froschkönig"), " The Goose-Girl " ("Die Gänsemagd"), " Hansel and Gretel " ("Hänsel und Gretel"), "Rapunzel ", " Rumpelstiltskin " ("Rumpelstilzchen"), " Sleeping Beauty " ("Dornröschen"), and " Snow White " ("Schneewittchen"). Their first collection of folk tales, _Children\'s and Household Tales _ (_Kinder- und Hausmärchen_), was published in 1812. The brothers spent their formative years in the German town of Hanau
[...More...]

"Brothers Grimm" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

German Language
_No official regulation_ ( German orthography regulated by the Council for German Orthography )
[...More...]

"German Language" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Joseph Jacobs
JOSEPH JACOBS (29 August 1854 – 30 January 1916) was an Australian folklorist , literary critic, social scientist, historian and writer of English literature who became a notable collector and publisher of English folklore . His work went on to popularize some of the world's best known versions of English fairy tales including "Jack and the Beanstalk ", "Goldilocks and the three bears ", "The Three Little Pigs ", " Jack the Giant Killer
Jack the Giant Killer
" and "The History of Tom Thumb ". He published his English fairy tale collections: English Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales
in 1890 and More English Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales
in 1893 but also went on after and in between both books to publish fairy tales collected from continental Europe as well as Jewish, Celtic and Indian fairytales which made him one of the most popular writers of fairytales for the English language
[...More...]

"Joseph Jacobs" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo