Thursday, January 15, 2015

Storytelling Style: One-Syllable Words

Have you ever tried telling a story in words of just one syllable? You might be surprised to find out that there is a tradition of books full of stories told in one-syllable words (or mostly one-syllable words). There's even a society of people who speak only in "one pulse words" as they call them (since syllable has too many syllables); you can read about them here: Some Guys I know March to the Beat of One Weird Drum.

Below you will find a list of one-syllable books online, and for the Grimm's Fairy Tales, there is even an audiobook you can listen to at LibriVox! So, give it a try and see what you think: it's a great way to think about each word of your tale in a new way! Here's an Aesop's fable told in one-syllable words:

Fairy Tales and Fables
Religious Stories

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