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Genres. What are literary genres?. Genres are different types of literature. Each genre has its own definition and characteristics. Non-Fiction.
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What are literary genres? • Genres are different types of literature. • Each genre has its own definition and characteristics.
Non-Fiction Non-Fiction books are books about true subjects or ideas. These are books that generally have an index, glossary, table of contents, appendix, and prefaces that we talked about.
Informational Text • What it is: • Books about a single subject that are true. • Examples:
Biography • A book about a person’s life written by someone else. • Can be about: • Their entire lie • A part of their life • A single event in their life • Located in 92 and 920 • Examples:
Autobiography • A book about a persons’ life written by them. • Can be about: • Their entire lie • A part of their life • A single event in their life • Located in 92 • Examples:
Fiction…Only A Little Different These books may be located in the non-fiction section. However they are fiction, which means they are made up stories.
Play/Drama • Written for the stage • Contains a cast of characters and dialogue • Story is told solely through the actions and words of the characters • Located in 812 • Examples
Poetry • Groups of words that are written with rhythm and sometimes rhyme. • Many different kinds of poetry • Located in 811 • Examples:
Realistic Fiction • Fiction that could happen in real life and is set in modern times. • Characters are not real, but setting could be a real place. • Examples:
Historical Fiction • Fiction that includes historical information mixed in with the “made up” part of the story. • Events that happen could be real. • Some true people could be mixed in with made up characters. • Settings are real. • Examples:
Mystery • Fiction where the main character must solve a crime or figure out a secret. • The plot is suspenseful and full of twists and turns. • Examples:
Modern Fantasy • A story that could never be real. • Set in modern times. • Usually contains magical elements. • Examples:
Fairy Tale • A story that has magical elements and has a happy ending. • Examples:
Fable • A short story which includes animals with certain traits (all good, all bad, all hard-working, all lazy) • Ends with a moral or a lesson. • Examples:
Myth • A story that has been handed down to explain how human nature works that has no basis in reality. • Examples:
Legend • A story that has been handed down but has some basis of fact but with mythical qualities. • Examples:
Tall Tale • A story that is exaggerated. • Characters and events in the story are larger than life. • Examples: