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Genres and Sub Genres of Literature

5th Period Burnam

Jessica Nadeau

on 28 May 2013

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Genres and Sub Genres of Literature By: Jessica Nadeau
Homeroom: Lavin
Period: 5 I. Fiction Realistic Fiction- is a story that could happen, but is made up.
EX- 50 Shades of Grey- E.L. James.
Historical fiction- real person or event that has been fictionalized.
EX- The Watson's go to Birmingham. Science Fiction- is based on futuristic, scientific, or other technological advances.
EX: The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins.
EX2: The War of the Worlds- H.G. Wells. Sub genre 3: Sub genre 1 and 2: Sub genre 4: Fantasy- imaginative or unrealistic characters.
EX- Eragon- Christopher Paolini
EX2- The Hobbit- J.R.R Tolkien II. NON FICTION Sub genre 1 and 2. Biography- Written about a person when they're dead.
EX- Anne Frank Diary of a Young Girl- B.M. Mooyart.
Auto Biography- Someones life story they write.
EX- Jessica Nadeau is Perfect- Jessica Nadeau Sub genre 3 and 4 Informational writing- is writing that shares information.
EX- A history textbook. Persuasive writing- convincing the reader. Stating an argument.
EX- They say, I say- Cathy Birkenstein. III.DRAMA 2 Sub genres of Drama Comedy- intended to amuse.
Ex- Hard Eight- Janet Evanovich. Tragedy- Serious or sober scene.
EX- A Life Too Short- Ronald Peng. IV.POETRY Poetry does not have Sub genres. Poetry is the literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive styles and rythms.
EX- A Light In The Attic- Shel Silverstein. V. FOLKLORE Sub genre 1: Legend- is a traditional story or a group of stories told about a specific person or place. Usually passed down from family members.
Ex- Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte. Sub genre 2: Tall Tale- An improbable, unusual, or fanciful American story usually passed down.
EX- Paul Bunyan. Sub genre 3: Myth- a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of people, or explaining a phenomenon such as gods and goddesses.
EX- D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. Sub genre 4: Fables- a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral.
EX- Aesop's Fables. Subgenre 5: Fairy tales- usually children's stories about magical and imaginary beings and lands.
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