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Copy of Genre Characteristics

All the characteristics of all the genres.

Patricia Schweigert

on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of Copy of Genre Characteristics

Characteristics Fantasy Fantasy stories depend upon magic, the impossible or unexplainable Fantasies contain elements that are not real
talking animals
magical powers
mythical beings Others include magical power.s and midevil settings. strange or otherworldly settings The Harry Potter books include magic and an otherworldly setting The famous Chronicles of Narnia books are also fantasies. Lord of the Rings is also one of many fantasy books. Historical Fiction Historical fiction stories are stories with fictional characters and events in a historical setting The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963. May be based on dates, people or events that actually happened. Mystery Imaginative story dealing with solution of a secret, problem or crime Mystery novels can be centered around a person who investigates wrongdoing or a person employed to obtain secret information There is always strangeness or something unknown in a mystery. Sammy, a girl detective, discovers a number of secrets about the hotel across the street from her home The most famous detective of all--Sherlock Holmes The Nancy Drew series
by Carolyn Keene. Realistic Fiction Realistic fiction stories often
take place in modern time. In these stories characters are often involved in events that could really happen. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series are another realistic fiction stories. Science Fiction Science Fiction is fiction set in
the future that technological advances
might make possible. They also involve partially true fictions, laws, or theories of science. In the future In space On a different
world In a different
universe or dimension story of the great, underground city of Ember, designed as a last refuge for the human race. group of genetically enhanced kids who can fly and have other unique talents are on the run from part-human, part-wolf predators called Erasers Biography A biography often starts with birth and goes to death. Walt Disney is a biography because it was written by Sarah Tieck but about Walt Disney. Helen Keller was written by George
Sullivan, but is about Helen Keller. A biography presents facts about an individual's life. A biography is an accurate
history of a person's life Settings:
outer Space
in the future
on a different world
in a different dimension themes of good and evil involving technology Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark takes place in a particular time period in the past involving a major event Or the setting is real but the characters are made up from the author's imagination Includes detective stories
and spy novels It's the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology texts and into his life Outcomes are resonable and believable Depicts life as it could be lived today Darrell and his mother move to the Bluford area in the middle of the school year. Physically smaller than his peers, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully. On Wednesday afternoons, while his Catholic and Jewish schoolmates attend religious instruction, Holling Hoodhood, the only Presbyterian in his seventh grade, is alone in the classroom with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, who Holling is convinced hates his guts.
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