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Fiction Genres Introduction

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Caroline Kelley

on 11 October 2014

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Transcript of Fiction Genres Introduction

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many others!
x marks the spot
Literary Genres
What's a genre?
Fiction
Story based on the imagination of the author
Fiction means fake
Written to entertain the reader
Characterized by a setting, characters, dialog, problem/conflict, and the climax and solution
There are two main
literary genres:
fiction and nonfiction.
Nonfiction
Written works based on facts
Nonfiction means true
Written to inform the reader
Characterized by providing information about topics, and various text structures
Adventure
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Scary
Humor
Mystery
Realistic Fiction
Science Fiction
Traditional
Fiction Genres
Adventure stories have lots of action
The entire story is a roller coaster ride of chills and excitement
The story does not always end happily
There must be a villain, for without one there is no story
FANTASY
Story includes elements that are impossible like talking animals and magic powers
Make-believe is what this genre's all about
ADVENTURE
HISTORICAL
FICTION
REALISTIC
FICTION
Realistic fiction is made up of stories that could really happen
Historical fiction is made up of stories that happened in a specific time and place in the past
SCARY
The horror genre seeks to create a mood of anxiety or fear
In these stories something is just not right
The evil element often wins
HUMOR
Stories in the humor genre are lighthearted and fun
These books poke fun at situations and have humorous elements
MYSTERY
There is a puzzle involved or some unexplained event
Both the reader and the protagonist (hero) get to figure it out, step by step
SCIENCE FICTION
Science fiction is made up of stories that blend fact, fiction and technology together
It can be any time period, but it's usually in the future
TRADITIONAL
FICTION
Traditional fiction is made up of folk tales, fairy tales, tall tales, legends, fables and myths
These are the stories that were passed down over many generations, for hundreds or even thousands of years
Slavery
War
I like ghost stories
hahahaha
Whodunit?
Star Wars
http://www.slideshare.net/emaness4/genre-definitions-2442609
http://www.slideshare.net/acw1217/3rd-genres
http://www.slideshare.net/melysa1982/literary-genres1
A genre is a kind,
or type of literature (writing).
or HORROR
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