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Genre Study

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Zachary Hilario

on 18 April 2017

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Tall Tales
Attributes:

~ Larger than Life
~ Superhuman~ Main Character has a job
~problem is solved in a funny way
~ Characters use everyday language
Science Fiction
Definition~ based on future science and technological advances
Genre Study- Zachary Hilario
Fiction
Nonfiction~
Tall Tales~
Fables~
Myths~
Fantasy~
Science Fiction~
Realistic Fiction~
Historical Fiction ~
Mystery~
Poetry~
Biography~
Autobiography~
Definition~ a story that uses exaggeration, may be based on real events
When Zachary walks around the park
he shakes the whole universe with his
feet as big as an elephant
Myths
Natural or social phenomenon
and typically involving supernatural
beings or events such as gods and goddess
Attributes:
god or hero protagonist
magic that breaks natural laws
explains how the world came to be

The god threw lightning at the ground. The
lightning shook the whole world
Memoir~
attributes~ magic,
villain, talking animals

Fantasy
definition~ the activity of
imagining things especially impossible things
sample~
attributes~
based on new technology
may be in space, unknown world, time
travel
usually try to find cures and stop world disasters
hero protagonist
Realistic Fiction
Define- A story of
characters and a setting
that can be real


Attributes~
~ believable setting
~ fictional Characters
~ react similar to real people
In the future we will ride in flying cars
The black dog went into the
abandoned castle.
Attributes~
~ has animals
~ is fictional
Historical Fiction
Define~comprising narratives that take place in the past and are characterized
Attributes~
~ Takes place in past
~ has real people
Adolf Hitler was very popular in World War 2
The Tortoise beat the Hare
because the Hare took a Break
~tells a lesson
The castle shot thunder out
Nonfiction
Define~ Things that
are real and can happen
Attributes~ Things are real and are visible
to the human eye.
Sample~ The Lion and
Shark All live in the Animal kindgom
Mystery
Define ~ he mystery genre is a type of fiction in which a detective, or other professional, solves a crime or series of crimes.
Sample~ The detective couldn't find out who did the crime
Poetry
literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature.
define~
Attributes~elements of poetry are rhyme scheme
~message is "hidden" in the poem
Sample~
Fables
Attributes ~ Crime
Herring and Sleuth
Autobiography
Define~an account of a person's life written by that person.
Attributes~ written in first-person point of view
the narrator, or person telling the story, is also in the story
Biography
Define~ an account of someone's life written by someone else.
Attributes~
Sample~
Slow and steady wins the race
Legend


Define~ a historical story based on facts

attributes~
Summer
Leaves changing,heat beaming, kids swimming
Memoir

define~ historical account or memory


Attributes~
based on real events
a retelling of an event
biography/autobiography
Sample~
a legend is a traditional tale or group of tales
told about a specific person or place.


While some legends share common elements with myths, such as the presence of supernatural or mythical creatures, legends are generally accepted as based on fact.
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