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Unformatted text preview: happened or would happen. There is more basis in reality than to serve some phenomenon. The Tale of the Pole This Novina is similar in the Bylina in that it is in poem/song-like form. It uses old language and is also very repetitive at parts. Though Bylinas are usually more detailed than traditional Russian fairy tales, this Novina, among others, includes a lot of description and detail. They are based more on reality than a traditional fairy tale and Bylina, which usually have elements of magic and the supernatural. The objective of the heroes is to travel far and long to the North Pole and learn about the weather and how the earth works. Though many who tried did not succeed, the heroes did make it to the Pole and placed a Soviet flag on the pillar of the earth....
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- Spring '08