Fable: Generally, a fable is a short and fairly simple story which is designed to teach a moral lesson. Most of the characters of the fable are often animals and they play an important role like the human beings. The fables of the Greek slave Aesop are the most familiar.
Characteristics of a fable:
a. Short Story.
b. Animal Character
c. Absence of the Human Character
e. Lines of the story will not be like the poem.