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Literary Genres

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leslie nugent

on 7 June 2014

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Transcript of Literary Genres

Literary Genres
Non Fiction
Traditional Tales
Fables
-passed down orally
-characters are usually animals
-usually very brief stories
-have a moral
Folk Tales
Fairy Tales
Realism
Formula Fiction
Fantasy
Poetry
Historical Realism
Biographies
-usually have a magical aspect
Tall Tales
-"They lived happily ever after."
-United States
-exaggerated stories
Legends and Hero Tales
Cumulative Tales
-good versus bad/evil
-simple, interesting plot
-takes place in the past
Talking Beast Tale
-characters are mostly
animals
-repetition, rhyme
Myths
Folk Epic
-characters usually gods or heroes
-explain religion, life, human behavior
-narrative poem
-adventure
-historical aspect, less magical than myths
-historical fact
-setting must portray
the happenings of the time
Contemporary
Realism
-realistic plot
-fiction
Animal Stories
-animals act as animals, not humans
Survival/Adventure Stories
-must be realistic
Informational
Books
-true stories of a
person's life
-not written by the person the book is about
Autobiography
-true stories of a person's life written by the person the book is about
-presents facts
-predictable
-dialogue heavy
-a sharing of experiences through the written word
-concise language
-imagery
-feelings
-rhythm
Nursery Rhymes
-most written in 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries
-rhymes
Narrative Poetry
-tells a story
Nonsense Poetry
-silly
High Fantasy
Fantastic Stories
Science Fiction
-good versus evil
-somewhat realistic
-has not occurred, but may happen in the future
Mysteries
Romance
-young love
-horror, detectives, crimes, spies
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