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Genres of Literature

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Dictionary Definition:
Nonfiction is a type of literature dealing with facts and events rather an imaginative narrative. By: Kaylah Thompson
and Caitlyn Gordo Fiction is an example of an genre of literature.
Dictionary definition: Is a form of any work that deals with information or events that are not factual but rather imaginary or theatrical. Fiction Nonfiction What is Scientific Fiction? Scientific Fiction Biography & Autobiography What is poetry? Poetry Historical Genres of Literature What are Genres of Literature? A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or even length. Some examples of Fiction novels are.... What is fiction? What is nonfiction? Science Fiction a genre of fiction with imaginative but more or less plausible content such as settings in the future, futuristic science and technology, space travel, parallel universes, aliens, and paranormal abilities. Examples of science fiction novels are......
Jurassic Park
The Host The Host is a science fiction/romance novel by Stephenie Meyer. The novel introduces an alien race, called Souls, which takes over the Earth and its inhabitants. Jurassic Park is a science fiction novel written by Michael Crichton. Often considered a cautionary tale on unconsidered biological tinkering in the same spirit as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, it uses the mathematical concept of chaos theory and its philosophical implications to explain the collapse of an amusement park showcasing genetically recreated dinosaurs Some examples of Nonfiction novels are... An example of biography and autobiography novel is... Dictionary Definition: Poetry is a literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. What is an historical novel? Historical novel tells a story that is set in the past. That setting is usually real and drawn from history, and often contains actual historical people, but the main characters some times can be fictional. Examples of historical novels:
Number of stars
The Help By: Shel Silverstein Number the Stars is a work of an historical novel about the escape of a Jewish family from Copenhagen during Occupation of Denmark during the Second World War because of the Holocaust by award-winning author Lois Lowry. The Help is a 2009 novel by American author Kathryn Stockett. The story is about African-American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 1960s. Some well known poets are..
Shel Silverstein
Edgar Allan Poe
William Shakespeare
Robert Frost Thanks For Watching!!!!! By: Robert Frost Some examples of Poetry are.... What is an biography? What is an autobiography? What is the difference between biography and autobiography? Dictionary Definition of Biography: An accountant of someone's life written by some one else.
Dictionary Definition of Autobiography: A history of an person's life written or told by that person. Alice in Wonderland a novel written in 1865 by Lewis Carroll. This novel is about a young girl named Alice falling down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world called Wonderland. She finds out she isn't allow but surrounded by peculiar, human like creatures. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz a novel written May 17, 1900 by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. This novel is about the adventures of a young girl named Dorthy Gale in the Land of Oz (fantasy world) after being swept off her farm in Kansas by a tornado. The novel John Adams was written in 2001 by David McCullough. The novel is about our 2nd U.S. President and Founding Father, John Adams. It is about his great achievements in life and about what defines John Adams. Is this an biography or auto biography? The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank was published in 1947. This novel is about Anne Frank, a Jewish girl, in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. In 1944 the Franks were found and were sent to concentration camps. In the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Anne died of typhus. Her father, the only survivor left of the family, received the dairy and then published it for all to read. Is this novel an biography or autobiography? The novel John Adams is an biography. The Diary of a Young Girl is an autobiography. Pride and Prejudice, is a novel written by Jame Austen and was published in 1813. The story takes place in the 19th Century with the main character a girl named Elizabeth Bennet. This novel is about Elizabeth learning to deal with issues such as education or growing old. Into the Wild, a novel written by Jon Krakauer published in 1996. This novel is about a man known as Christopher McCandless hitchhiking in Alaska in the era OF 1992 after abandoning his possessions and giving his money to charity. He also abandoned the life he once had, creating a new one for himself. A while later his body was found by a hunter, with no see able cause of death. Ways to remember the Genres.. Fiction-Fantasy or Fairy tale
Nonfiction- Not Fantasy or not fiction
Scientific Fiction- Like a dream, what ifs, examples flying cars
Biography- bio means about, so it is written about something or someone
Autobiography- the prefix auto means self, so autobiography is written by yourself and about yourself
Poetry-reminds me of a song: often tells a story: sometimes it rhymes sometimes it doesn't
Historical - history takes place in the past and gives past events or some times uses real people
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