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Genres

  1. 1. Genres
  2. 2. Horror <ul><li>Stories that intend to scare, unnerve, or appall the reader. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fantasy <ul><li>Stories that contain elements that are NOT realistic, such as talking animals, magical powers, etc.  Make-believe is what this genre is all about. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Historical Fiction <ul><li>Stories which take place in a particular time period in the past.  Often the basic setting is real, but the characters are fictional. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Manga <ul><li>Japanese comic books. Manga is often made into Japanese cartoons, or Anime. The art in Manga has a very definite look to it and is often referred to as “Manga Style.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Science Fiction <ul><li>Stories which include futuristic technology; a blend of scientific fact and fictional elements. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Vampires <ul><li>Stories concerned largely with the subject of vampires. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Poetry <ul><li>Verse and rhythmic writing with imagery that creates emotional responses. It may or may not be written with rhymes.  They are often read aloud. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fairy Tales <ul><li>The characters are make believe.  There may be magical elements.  They often begin with &quot;Once upon a time&quot; and end with &quot;they lived happily ever after.&quot;  Good usually versus evil. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mystery/Suspense <ul><li>The characters are usually fictional but they behave in realistic ways.  There is a problem that needs to be solved.  A mystery may have a detective or a spy as a main character.  Clues are used by characters to find a solution to the mystery. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sports & Leisure <ul><li>The story is fictional but with the main character(s) having a strong emphasis on sports &/or leisure activities. Can either be about playing or watching a particular sport </li></ul>
  12. 12. High School/Realistic Fiction <ul><li>The characters behave in realistic ways and are placed in a realistic, high school setting.  There is usually a problem or conflict to be solved.  The setting is in modern times. </li></ul>

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