Compare Petronella with
other princesses in other fairytale.
a motif is a main element, idea, or feature – sometimes a repeating one
– in a story. Certain motifs are
typical of fairy tales.
princes and princesses, the wrinkled old wise man, and things occurring
a parody imitates a literary work or an author’s writing style for a
comic effect. A parody often
includes humorous twists on familiar plots, events, characters, and dialogue.
Example: Jay Williams
creates his humorous parody of a traditional fairy tale by combining elements of
this genre with modern characters, events and settings.
A princess wants to save a prince instead of a prince saving the
A wicked enchanter lives in a pleasant looking ranch instead of living in
a grim castle.
The prince is more interested in getting a suntan than in acting like a
drawing conclusions involves forming decisions about characters, events,
settings, or other elements of a story, based on information and reasoning.
Drawing conclusions is a useful skill to help strategic readers better
understand a story.
-What conclusions can one reach about Albion’s character, based on his
response each time Petronella successfully completes one of the three tasks?
-Ans: Albion praises Petronella for her bravery, kindness, and talents.
This enables readers to draw the conclusion that he is a fair person.