What Genre Am I?<br />Writers create texts in a variety of styles. Which genre do you like to read? In which genre do you want to write?<br />
Adventure Story<br />The adventure story usually has characters that have adventure, an exciting undertaking involving risk and physical danger, as its main theme. The fast-paced plot of an adventure focuses on the actions of the hero within the setting.<br />Examples: Jurassic Park<br />
Fable<br />A fable is a short story, that features animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature which are given human qualities, and that illustrates a moral lesson (a "moral"), which may be expressed at the end.<br />Examples:<br />“The tortoise and the hare”<br />“The fox and the grapes”<br />
Fairy Tale<br />A fairy tale is a fictional story that may feature magical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and talking animals. Fairy tales commonly attract young children since they easily understand the characters in the story.<br />Examples: Cinderella<br />
Detective Fiction<br />Detective fiction is a branch of crime fiction in which a detective (or detectives), either professional or amateur, investigates a crime, often murder. Mystery fiction fits into this category<br />Examples: Encyclopedia Brown, Sherlock Holmes<br />
Fantasy<br />Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting. Fantasy is generally distinguished from science fiction and horror by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific and gruesome themes.<br />Examples: The Lord of the Rings, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter, Uglies<br />
Gothic Fiction<br />Gothic fiction (sometimes referred to as Gothic horror) is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. <br />Prominent features of Gothic fiction include terror (both psychological and physical), mystery, the supernatural, ghosts, haunted houses, castles, darkness, death, decay, doubles, madness, secrets, and hereditary curses.<br />Examples: The Shining, The Thirteenth Tale<br />
Graphic Novel<br />A graphic novel is a type of comic book, usually with a lengthy and complex storyline similar to those of novels.<br />Examples: Watchmen, Persepolis<br />
Historical Fiction<br />Historical fiction is a sub-genre of fiction that often portrays fictional accounts or dramatization of historical figures or events. Writers of stories in this genre, while penning fiction, attempt to capture the spirit, manners, and social conditions of the persons or time(s).<br />Examples: The Other Boleyn Girl, Al Capone Does my Shirts, The Book Thief<br />
Horror<br />Horror fiction is a genre of fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the audience. Historically, the cause of the "horror" experience has often been the intrusion of a disturbing supernatural element into everyday human experience. Since the 1960s, any work of fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal, or exceptionally suspenseful or frightening theme has come to be called "horror".<br />Examples: The Shining, Coraline, Cirque du Freak, Midnighters<br />
Romance Story<br />Stories in this genre place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending.“<br />Examples: Twilight, Truth about Forever, All American Girl<br />
Science Fiction<br />Science fiction is a genre of fiction that differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically-established or scientifically-postulated laws of nature. Exploring the consequences of such differences is the traditional purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas“.<br />Examples: Ender’s Game, War of the Worlds<br />
Thriller<br />Thrillers are characterized by fast pacing, frequent action, and resourceful heroes who must thwart the plans of more-powerful and better-equipped villains. Literary devices such as suspense, red herrings and cliffhangers are used extensively. <br />Examples: The DaVinci Code, The Bourne Identity<br />
True Crime<br />True crime is a non-fiction literary genre in which the author uses an actual crime and real people as a point of departure. The crimes almost always include murder. They can be fairly factual or highly speculative and heavily fictionalized depending on the writer.<br />Examples: In Cold Blood, Helter Skelter<br />
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