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Literary Genres

Exploring the various genres within literature.
by

Stacey Cauley

on 6 May 2015

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Transcript of Literary Genres

Types of Fiction
Nonfiction
Also includes:
Literary Genres
Nonfiction
Characteristics of Fiction
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traditional literature
fantasy
science fiction
realistic fiction
historical fiction
mystery
Some of the different types of fiction are:
made up or
imaginary stories
use of
characters
and
setting
Purpose =
entertainment
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newspapers
online periodicals
encyclopedias
dictionary and thesaurus
magazines
atlas and almanac
Characteristics of:
literature which is written about
real
people, places, and events
Purpose =

inform
based on facts
that the author believes to be true
Genre
Subdivided into
fiction
and
nonfiction
French origin based on the Latin root meaning
"kind"
or
"type"
.
fiction
Types of Nonfiction include:
other genres include:
poetry
drama
a story meant to be performed
emotion expressed through rhythmic verse
groups of literary works characterized by a
particular style
or
purpose
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