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Book Genres

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Bethany Acker

on 29 April 2015

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Transcript of Book Genres

Book Genres
imaginative writing in which language, sound, rhythm, and images combine to create a specific emotion or effect
Stories that center around supernatural or magical themes, settings, characters, or elements.
Science Fiction
Stories that often center around science and technology in a futuristic setting.
Realistic Fiction
Stories that, although untrue, could actually happen.
stories in which a detective (either professional or amateur) investigates and solves a crime mystery.
Historical Fiction
Story that is set in the past where the setting is usually real and drawn from history, and often contains actual historical persons, but the principal characters tend to be fictional
nonfiction writing that provides information on a wide range of topics
Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
Biography- an account of someone's life written by someone else
Autobiography- a person writes of his or her own life
Memior- a person writes short accounts of his or her experiences
Things to consider in each genre:

-Point of View
A novel in comic strip format
myths, legends
folk tales, fairy tales
nursery rhymes, tall tales
rhyme and rhyme scheme
figurative language
often medieval setting
mythical and magical beings
often good vs. evil
aliens attacks/visits, experiments gone wrong
tech-cities, spaceships, other solar systems
mutants, aliens, robots, advanced humans
Modern time, realistic place
realistic events
every day people, doing everyday things
usually pre-1990, important sites
authentic historical events, significant or average people
famous historical figures
crime scene, detective agency, creepy scene
crime or mysterious events, clues lead to a solution
detectives, spies, criminals
Graphic Novel
Can be fiction or non-fiction

panels, images, speech bubbles
Text and images share equal importance in telling the story
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