A folktale is a story that is used to explain an unusual occurrence or to tell a lesson about human nature. Many folktales involve using an animal that has human characteristics. Folktales often also use magic or creatures ,such as goblins, to create a fascinating world for story-telling.
Folktales focus on using sometimes strange characters to present a memorable message or lesson. These stories involve developing an interesting setting and compelling, unique characters, and often use word repetition to draw the reader's interest. Phrases such as "once upon a time" are commonly found in folktales, and tell the reader that they are entering a world outside of typical reality.