One thousand and one nights

Numerous stories depict jinns, ghouls, apes, sorcerers, magicians, and legendary places, which are often intermingled with real people and geography, not always rationally; common protagonists include the historical Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid, his Grand Vizier, Jafar al-Barmaki, and the famous poet Abu Nuwas, despite the fact that these figures lived some years after the fall of the Sassanid Empire in which the frame tale of Scheherazade is set.

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So it goes on for 1, nights. The thieves, finding the body gone, realize that yet another person must know their secret, and they set out to track him down.

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But the city is ominously silent. Ahmed finds an apple that can cure any illness. Numerous stories depict jinns, ghouls, apes, sorcerers, magicians, and legendary places, which are often intermingled with real people and geography, not always rationally; common protagonists include the historical Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid, his Grand Vizier, Jafar al-Barmaki, and the famous poet Abu Nuwas, despite the fact that these figures lived some years after the fall of the Sassanid Empire in which the frame tale of Scheherazade is set. At some time, probably in the early 8th century, these tales were translated into Arabic under the title Alf Layla, or 'The Thousand Nights'. Another form of foreshadowing is the self-fulfilling prophecy, which dates back to the story of Krishna in ancient Sanskrit literature. Each night she tells Shahrayar a story. Only this time, a chunk is chipped out of the stone step at Ali Baba's front door. The uses would include but are not limited to: Giving advice, warning, and solutions. An example of this is the tale of "The Three Apples" see Crime fiction elements below. The titular ebony horse can fly the distance of one year in a single day, and is used as a vehicle by the Prince of Persia, Qamar al-Aqmar, in his adventures across Persia, Arabia and Byzantium. The genie did not assist in the defeat of the sorcerer; instead, Aladdin himself had magic able to take back the kingdom and only encountered the genie in subsequent adventures. The narrator's standards for what constitutes a cliffhanger seem broader than in modern literature. Repetition Edit Leitwortstil is 'the purposeful repetition of words' in a given literary piece that "usually expresses a motif or theme important to the given story". The man recognizes the place as his own house and, after he is released from jail, he returns home and digs up the treasure.

One day, Ali Baba is at work collecting and cutting firewood in the forest, and he happens to overhear a group of 40 thieves visiting their treasure store. The narrator's standards for what constitutes a cliffhanger seem broader than in modern literature. Crime fiction elements Edit An example of the murder mystery and suspense thriller genres in the collection, with multiple plot twists and detective fiction elements was "The Three Apples", also known as Hikayat al-sabiyya 'l-muqtula "The Tale of the Murdered Young Woman"one of the tales narrated by Scheherazade in the One Thousand and One Nights.

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Then, loathing all womankind, he marries and kills a new wife each day until no more candidates can be found. After the prisoner of the demon asks the kings to satisfy her lust, my favorite quote in all of literature appears: "We're sorry but we cannot, fear has rendered us flaccid.

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When his brother does not come back, Ali Baba goes to the cave to look for him, and finds the body quartered and with each piece displayed just inside the cave's entrance, as a warning to anyone else who might try to enter.

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