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Literary Genres

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Literary Elements and Devices
Literary Genres, Elements, and Devices
Fiction and Nonfiction
Fiction: writing that is a product
of the imagination.

Nonfiction: writing that is true or
factual.

Forms of Fiction
Nonfiction Sub-genres
Biography
Genres
Genres are categories of literature.
Genres may fall under one of two categories:
Fiction and Nonfiction.

Novels
a long narrative that describes fictional characters and events, usually in sequential order.
Poetry
writing that is concerned with the beauty of language.
Drama
writing that appears as a play or script.
Short Story
brief work of literature, usually written in narrative prose.
stories that were handed down through the oral tradition.
Novella
writing that is longer than short stories but shorter than novels.
Folklore
Autobiography
Essay
Speech
Textbook
Reference Book
Biography
Reference Books
a book containing useful facts or specially organized information.
Autobiography
a history of a person's life written or told by that person.
Speech
a written essay that is publicly spoken to an audience with intent to inform, demonstrate, explain, or persuade.
News Articles
report on recent events and provide in-depth coverage of interesting people, topics, and trends.
Essays
a short piece of writing written from an author's personal point of view.
Character
A being involved in the action of a story
Theme
central topic
Mood
Structure
The way that the writer arranges the
plot of a story.
Tone
Language
Point of View
Voice
Setting
when (time) and where (place) it happens.
Plot
Fairy Tale
Fable
Myth
Legend
Tall Tale
Scene
Dialogue
Narrative
Limerick
Ballad
Haiku
Imagery
Free Verse
Stage Directions
Fiction Sub-genres
Historical
Science
Fantasy
Realistic
Historical Fiction
based on or around a person or event from history
Realistic Fiction
a story that could have happened, but did not.
Science Fiction
dealing with aliens, the future, or advanced technology.
Fantasy
containing monsters, magic, or other supernatural elements.
Legend
stories based on events that once occurred but have been exaggerated beyond the point of nonfiction.
Fable
very short stories containing a lesson or moral, usually with talking animals.
Myth
contains gods or goddesses and often accounts for the creation of something.
Tall Tale
stories where the main character has exaggerated strengths, skills, or size.
Fairy Tale
a story with magic, monsters, and/or talking animals.
Biography
a written account of the series of events that make up a person's life.
Dialogue
characters' words: the words spoken by characters
Soliloquy
the act of speaking alone or to oneself
Protagonist
The character the story revolves around. (main or round character)
Antagonist
A character or force that opposes
the protagonist.
Minor Character
a character in a story, not greatly important to the story, but may illuminate the protagonist (flat character)
Static Character
a character that remains the same
Dynamic Character
A character that changes in some important way
Characterization
The choices an author makes to reveal a character's personality, such as appearance, actions, dialogue, and motivations
http://www3.delta.edu/drsnyder/commonthemesinliterature.html


Act
Forms of Media
Films
News Media
TV Shows
Advertising
Web Sites
Films
are motion pictures that tell stories. They use camera shots, sound effects, music, actors, and sets to tell a story.
TV Shows
Dramas, sitcoms, and other programs broadcast on television. Usually meant to inform or entertain.
News Media
Reports on recent events in newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, and the Web. They are intended to inform but need to be closely examined for accuracy and bias.
Advertising
The promotion of products, services, and ideas using print and broadcast media. Designed to persuade a target market/audience to buy a product or agree with an idea.
Web Sites
uses text, graphics, audio, and video to present information.
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