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Literary Genres

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Natasha Rush

on 4 January 2013

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Transcript of Literary Genres

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY The story of a real person's life. (Biography...written by someone else.)
(Autobiography...written by that person) HISTORICAL FICTION A fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often, the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author's imagination. TRADITIONAL LITERATURE Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. folktales
fairy tales
tall tales
myths POETRY Poetry is verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader. Often includes rhythm and rhyme. INFORMATIONAL Texts that provide facts about a variety of topics. REALISTIC FICTION A story using made-up characters but could happen in real life. MYSTERY A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story. FANTASY A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. SCIENCE FICTION A type of fantasy that uses science and technology (robots, time machines, etc.) LITERARY GENRES A category of literature characterized
by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
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