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Genres

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Ragan Osteen

on 5 August 2015

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Transcript of Genres

Genres
Poetry
Literary work that expresses of feelings and ideas using distinctive style, rhythm and specific word choice.

Prose
Anything that isn't poetry is prose!
Prose is broken into two major categories:


Fiction
Nonfiction
Fiction
Literature that describes imaginary events and people.
Fiction is
NOT

REAL
!
Nonfiction
Literature that is based on facts, real events, and real people. Nonfiction is
REAL
!
Persuasive
used to convince the reader to agree with the writer or do something the writer wants the reader to do
Expository
Explains, describes, or gives information about a topic.
ex. newspaper articles, textbooks, how-to instructions
Biographies
an account of someone's life
Autobiographies/Memoirs
an account of someone's life written by that person
Fantasy
use magic or the supernatural as a primary plot element, theme, or setting
Sci-Fiction
uses elements of science to depict possible, futuristic stories
Mystery
centers around a crime, often a murder, that the hero is trying to solve
Horror
is literature that is meant to frighten the reader, and it may include supernatural elements (monsters, ghosts, etc.)
Realistic
depicts events and situations that are realistic and could possible occur
Historical
is set in the past and based on historical events; often includes actual events and historical people
Romance
the plot centers on a love story between the protagonists
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