Brief story that uses animals or non-human to represent characteristics and teach morals. Similar to parables because it teaches a moral. Differs from parable because it uses animals and directly states the moral, unlike a parable.
ex. - The Sun and the Wind > Persuasion better than force
Uses humans to teach a moral but does not directly state the moral.
ex. - Prodigal Son
A sudden realization profound enough to change you
A sudden and powerful change in perspective/the way you view a situation or the world.
ex. - woman annoyed thinks man is eating her cookies then discovers she has been eating his, yet he has been generous and does not hold negative feelings.