Genre: a distinctive category
of literary composition
Literature Genre: marked by
distinctive style, form and content.
One...
Are You for Real?
NON-FICTION: real, factual, deals
with actual people, places, and
events
FICTION: unreal, not true, not ...
Biography
Story of a real person’s life
Form of nonfiction (true)
Bios means life
Graphe means to write
Author must do res...
Realistic Fiction
Form of fiction (not true)
Accurately reflects life as it could be lived
today
Everything in the story c...
Autobiography
Form of nonfiction (true)
Story of a real person’s life
Auto means self
Bios means life
Graphe means to writ...
Historical Fiction
Form of fiction (not true)
Based on historical events
Authentic settings
Characters portrayed in realis...
Science Fiction
Form of fiction (not true)
Contains some sort of scientific
element, such as
Outer space
Medicine
Technolo...
Fantasy
Form of fiction (not true)
Contains one or more of the following:
supernatural occurrences
characters with magical...
High Fantasy
Form of fiction (not real)
Good vs. evil (supernatural/evil forces)
Story written in a series of books/ volum...
Mystery
Form of fiction (not true)
Story revolves around a puzzle/problem
Characters deal with the solution to a
puzzle/pr...
Folktales
Form of fiction (not true)
Story that teaches a lesson
Contain the beliefs and customs of a
region or country
Or...
Fables
Form of fiction (not true)
Type of folktale
Ends in a moral or lesson
Characters are animals that talk and
act like...
Legend
Form of fiction (not true)
Stories written about a real life hero
and his/her mighty deeds
Mix of fiction and histo...
Myths
Form of fiction (not true)
Pertains to the actions of the gods
and/or goddesses
Characters are super-natural beings
...
Classics
Form of fiction (not true)
Timelessness: enjoyed by readers from
generation to generation
Deals with universal th...
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English - ESL - Genre

  1. 1. Genre: a distinctive category of literary composition Literature Genre: marked by distinctive style, form and content. One is just right for YOU!
  2. 2. Are You for Real? NON-FICTION: real, factual, deals with actual people, places, and events FICTION: unreal, not true, not factual, a made up story
  3. 3. Biography Story of a real person’s life Form of nonfiction (true) Bios means life Graphe means to write Author must do research by interviewing the subject or those who knew the subject
  4. 4. Realistic Fiction Form of fiction (not true) Accurately reflects life as it could be lived today Everything in the story could happen to real people living in our natural physical world The characters have normal human characteristics Story may be set in real places, but the story is NOT based on history
  5. 5. Autobiography Form of nonfiction (true) Story of a real person’s life Auto means self Bios means life Graphe means to write Written by the person the story is about Author does not need to do research Author shares how he/she feels and what he/she thinks
  6. 6. Historical Fiction Form of fiction (not true) Based on historical events Authentic settings Characters portrayed in realistic manner Some characters may be actual people from history, but the story is fictional Artistic mix of fiction and historical
  7. 7. Science Fiction Form of fiction (not true) Contains some sort of scientific element, such as Outer space Medicine Technology Within the realm of possibility Characters have some believable traits/qualities
  8. 8. Fantasy Form of fiction (not true) Contains one or more of the following: supernatural occurrences characters with magical powers things with magical powers animals with human characteristics real people in fantastic places fantastic creatures or characters in real situations
  9. 9. High Fantasy Form of fiction (not real) Good vs. evil (supernatural/evil forces) Story written in a series of books/ volumes Coming- of- age themes Include fantastical elements, such as: Elves and dwarves Magic Wizards Invented languages quests
  10. 10. Mystery Form of fiction (not true) Story revolves around a puzzle/problem Characters deal with the solution to a puzzle/problem, such as finding a missing item/person unraveling a secret rationalize an event that is not explained Contains clues/hints that help the characters and readers solve the puzzle/problem
  11. 11. Folktales Form of fiction (not true) Story that teaches a lesson Contain the beliefs and customs of a region or country Original story is modified to make it more interesting or more humorous Present larger-than-life characters and very unusual happenings
  12. 12. Fables Form of fiction (not true) Type of folktale Ends in a moral or lesson Characters are animals that talk and act like humans A character usually represents a single human characteristic, such as a fox being symbolic of a trickster
  13. 13. Legend Form of fiction (not true) Stories written about a real life hero and his/her mighty deeds Mix of fiction and historical facts that have been creatively altered to encourage moral conduct and right choices Leaves questions/wonder in the reader’s minds (Did Mike Fink really wrestle a grizzly bear?)
  14. 14. Myths Form of fiction (not true) Pertains to the actions of the gods and/or goddesses Characters are super-natural beings with human emotions and qualities Plot may involve interplay between worlds (this world and previous/original world)
  15. 15. Classics Form of fiction (not true) Timelessness: enjoyed by readers from generation to generation Deals with universal themes and experiences that relate to readers, such as: love conquers all good vs. evil rags to riches Communicates ideas across cultures Unforgettable characters

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