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Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
Genres in fiction
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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

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