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  • 1. Literary Genres
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 2. J. Calles, 2000
    Classification by Types
    Lyric: The author writes the poem as his own experience; often in first person.
    It is written in Verse attending rules of Rhyme and Rhythm.
    “When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see,For all the day they view things unrespected;But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee,And darkly bright, are bright in dark directed.”
    Sonnet 14, W. Shakespeare
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 3. J. Calles, 2000
    Drama: The Characters are obviously separate from the writer; they generally seem to have lives of their own and their speech reflects their individual personalities.
    It is written in prose.
    “Four days will quickly steep themselves in night;Four nights will quickly dream away the time;And then the moon, like to a silver bowNew-bent in heaven, shall behold the nightOf our solemnities.”
    Hipolita; Midsummer’s Night Dream
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 4. J. Calles, 2000
    Type of fiction that contain elements such as characters or settings that could not exist in real life.
    “The seventh mermaid tidied her hair and set off to find the terrible cave of the Sea Witch behind the last whirlpool”
    Jane Gardam, The Pangs of love.
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 5. J. Calles, 2000
    Stories that involve a suspenseful event.
    “And now --now I shuddered in her presence, and grew pale at her approach; yet bitterly lamenting her fallen and desolate condition”
    E. A. Poe, Bernice (1835)
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 6. J. Calles, 2000
    Stories written in verse, often have a rhythm and a meter.
    “Because I could not stop for Death,He kindly stopped for me;The carriage held but just ourselvesAnd Immortality.We slowly drove, he knew no haste,And I had put awayMy labour, and my leisure too,For his civility.”
    Emily Dickinson, Because I could not stop for death.
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 7. J. Calles, 2000
    Historical Fiction
    Those stories that give a historically accurate portrayal of life during a particular time in history, but don’t tell accurate events.
    “Then a man from Belfast bought the field and built houses in it--notlike their little brown houses but bright brick houses with shining roofs”
    James Joyce, Evelyne
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 8. J. Calles, 2000
    Informational books written by credible authors.
    “And since so large a ship had never been seen by them, messengers were sent to announce ‘that a canoe as large as an island had brought as many men as there were trees in the woods.’ ”
    Father Andrew White's First Impressions of Maryland (1634)
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 9. J. Calles, 2000
    Abstract concept or idea
    Love, Power, Fear…
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 10. J. Calles, 2000
    Sequence of events in a story
    “He took the ring and carried it from Hobbiton to the depts of Mordor.”
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 11. J. Calles, 2000
    The rivalry between Gandalf and Saruman.
    Frodo´s struggle against the power of the Ring.
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 12. J. Calles, 2000
    He held the ring over his head and decided he couldn’t destroy it…
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 13. J. Calles, 2000
    Frodo laid on the ground and felt his journey had come to an end…
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 14. J. Calles, 2000
    Middle Earth, Mordor, Gondor…
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 15. J. Calles, 2000
    Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf….
    Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo
  • 16. Thanks!!!