各種文體在英文裡的用法 The usage of Fairy tale / anecdote / urban legend / legend / fable / myth / parable / allegory / epic / saga/
n. true or fictional account of some occurrence; short work of fiction; plot; news report; joke, anecdote; lie, fib; floor, level in a building
1. [N-COUNT; N-IN-NAMES]
A tale is a story, often involving magic or exciting events.
...a collection of stories, poems and folk tales...
2. [N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n]
You can refer to an interesting, exciting, or dramatic account of a real event as a tale.
The media have been filled with tales of horror and loss resulting from Monday's earthquake.
see also fairy tale, old wives' tale, tall tale
4. [PHRASE: V inflects]
If you survive a dangerous or frightening experience and so are able to tell people about it afterwards, you can say that you lived to tell the tale.
You lived to tell the tale this time but who knows how far you can push your luck.
5. [PHRASE: V inflects]
If someone tells tales about you, they tell other people things about you which are untrue or which you wanted to be kept secret.