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Genres. Genre. All writing falls into a category or genre. Fiction Nonfiction Drama Poetry Folklore. Fiction. Writing that tells about imaginary characters and events.
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Genre • All writing falls into a category or genre. • Fiction • Nonfiction • Drama • Poetry • Folklore
Fiction • Writing that tells about imaginary characters and events. • Fictional stories include made-up people or animals called characters and a made-up series of events called the plot. • Take place in a time and location or setting which may or may not be real. • They are told by a speaker or narrator. • Fiction is told by a certain perspective or point of view. • Fiction also includes a theme or message about life.
Types of Fiction • Novels • Short Stories • Science Fiction • Historical Fiction • Realistic Fiction • Fantasy • Mystery • Horror • Humor
Nonfiction • Deal with real people, places, events, or ideas. • They are told by the author’s perspective. • It has a specific tone. • The writing always has a purpose.
Types of Nonfiction • Biographies • Autobiographies • Letters • Journals • Diaries • Informational Text • Speeches • Essays and Articles: historical, persuasive, descriptive, expository, narrative, visual, reflective
Drama • Written to be performed. • Conflict and emotion are expressed through dialogue or action. • Types of Drama: Tragedy or Comedy • Screenplays, teleplays, and radio plays
Poetry • Verse and rhythmic writing with imagery that evokes an emotional response from the reader. • Poets use a variety of elements and techniques. • Sound devices, figurative language, and sensory language. • Forms of Poetry: Narrative, Lyric, Epic, Concrete, Haiku, Limerick
Folklore • Stories that were handed down through oral tradition. • Folk Tales • Fables • Myths • Legends • Tall Tales