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  • 1. Genres in FictionCheryl YouseColquitt County High School
  • 2. Narrative writing tells a story or part of a storyFiction means thestory is NOT true Genre means a type or style of writing
  • 3. Fantasy• Has elements that are not realistic:1. Talking animals2. Magical powers3. Mythical beings
  • 4. • Fantasy can be divided further into:1. Science fiction AND2. Folklore, which includes: Fantasy• Folk Tales• Tall Tales• Fairy tales• Fables• Myths• Legends
  • 5. Science Fiction • Like fantasy, but generally includes MACHINES • Partly true scientific theories • Settings: space, the future, a different world, universe • May be possible someday
  • 6. FOLK TALES • Fictional stories handed down by retelling • No known author • “Once upon a time…” • Repetition • Numbers 3 or 7 • Transformations • Trickery or magic
  • 7. Fairy Tales • Magic Rapunzel • Enchantment • Royalty • Supernatural • Original or have named authors
  • 8. Fables• Very short stories with a moral or lesson• Characters are animals that act like human• They do not change but do learn
  • 9. Myths • Stories told as if they were fact • Usually involve gods, goddesses, sup ernatural powers • Happened a long time ago • Often deal with creation of the world
  • 10. Legends• Set in historic, less- remote past• Based on real life hero and his/her deeds• Not generally religious• Humans, not gods, are main characters
  • 11. „Possible‟ Fiction • Events that might or might have happened 1. Historical Fiction 2. Realistic Fiction 3. Some Science Fiction
  • 12. • Real person with imagined accounts of what happened • Real event with imaginary personHistoricalFiction
  • 13. • Stories that take place in here and now • Characters are involved in events that could happenRealistic Fiction
  • 14. Mystery • 1. 2. Has: Strangeness Solving a puzzle 3. Solving a crime 4. Centered around a person who investigates problems 5. Centered around person whose job is to get secret information
  • 15. Genres in fiction can be:• Fantasy Science Fiction Folklore• „Possible‟ Fiction Historical Fiction Realistic fiction (contemporary)• Mystery• Some Science Fiction