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Fiction Literary Genres
Transcript of Fiction Literary Genres
The Nazis won't stop. The Jew of Denmark are being "relocated", so Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be part of the family.
Then Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission. Somehow she must find the strength and courage to save her best friend's life. There's no turning back now. Everyone in town thinks Meg Murry is volatile and dull-witted, and that her younger brother, Charles Wallace, is dumb. People are also saying that their physicist father has run off and left their brilliant scientist mother. Spurred on by these rumors and an unearthly stranger, the tesseract-touting Mrs Whatsit, Meg and Charles Wallace and their new friend Calvin O'Keefe embark on a perilous quest through space to find their father. In doing so, they must travel behind the shadow of an evil power that is darkening the cosmos, one planet at a time. The story takes the reader back to a particular time period. The characters in the story interact with a major event in history, like a war. Story based on impact of actual, imagined, or potential science. Story is usually set in the future or on other planets. We often know we are reading or hearing a fairy tale with the words, “once upon a time . . .” and “and they lived happily ever after.” Fairy tales usually feature a fight between good and evil. Evil always loses to a triumphant hero or heroine. The classic story of a beautiful girl, her evil stepmother and stepsisters, and the fairy godmother who helps her meet the prince of her dreams. Fables Myths A story that forms part of the traditional knowledge of a society. Myths use plots and characters to explain how the world began and why nature and people behave the way they do. These stories have a moral that is being taught. It often uses animals that speak and act like humans. A tall tale is a hero story where the hero is 'larger than life'. They are bigger or stronger than real people, even when the tall tale is based on a real person. There are often large exaggerations in Tall Tales. Do you know how the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River were first formed? How about the Great Plains and the Grand Canyon? Some people think these wonders were established by the forces of nature, but those folks clearly haven't heard of Paul Bunyan, the "strongest, smartest, and tallest hero of the tallest of American tall tales." Paul and his pal, Babe the Blue Ox, were responsible for creating all these geographic features as they worked their way west with their unusual lumber crew. Paul's adventures begin when he is just a baby (who can lift a cow over his head) and continue as he grows into the biggest lumberjack in the world. 'I am sure to win, but we will race if you like.' So laughs the hare when a slow tortoise challenges him to run all the way to the old cart. His speed is never in doubt but perhaps it is the hare's boastfulness that should make us question the likely outcome of the race? WH Publishing by J.C.Tannazzo Mystery Science Fiction Historical Fiction Fantasy Tall Tales Fairy Tales & Fables Realistic Fiction Myths Now it's your turn!!!
Using the books I have supplied you with, determine the genre for each!!! These are the fiction genres you should be able to recognize!
Narcissus is the most beautiful boy whom many have ever seen, but he does not return anyone’s affections. One of the disappointed nymphs prays to the god of anger, Nemesis, that "he who loves not others love himself." Nemesis answers this prayer. Narcissus looks at his own reflection in a river and suddenly falls in love with himself. He can think of nothing and no one else. He pines away, leaning perpetually over the pool, until finally he dies. In the beginning there was only Tepeu and Gucumatz . These two sat together and thought, and whatever they thought came into being. They thought Earth, and there it was. They thought mountains, and so there were. They thought trees, and sky, and animals etc, and each came into being. But none of these things could praise them, so they formed more advanced beings of clay. But these beings fell apart when they got wet, so they made beings out of wood, but they proved unsatisfactory and caused trouble on the earth. The gods sent a great flood to wipe out these beings, so that they could start over. With the help of Mountain Lion, Coyote, Parrot, and Crow they fashioned four new beings. These four beings performed well and are the ancestors of the Quiché In the beginning was only Tepeu and Gucumatz. Native American Myths of Creation Excerpt The text is telling the story of the creation of the world. Greek Myth: Narcissus Remember: Fiction = not real, fake, made up, imagined