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Literary genres v2

  1. 1. Literary Genres <br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  2. 2. J. Calles, 2000<br />Classification by Types<br />Lyric: The author writes the poem as his own experience; often in first person. <br />It is written in Verse attending rules of Rhyme and Rhythm. <br />“When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see,For all the day they view things unrespected;But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee,And darkly bright, are bright in dark directed.”<br /> Sonnet 14, W. Shakespeare<br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  3. 3. J. Calles, 2000<br />Drama: The Characters are obviously separate from the writer; they generally seem to have lives of their own and their speech reflects their individual personalities. <br />It is written in prose. <br />“Four days will quickly steep themselves in night;Four nights will quickly dream away the time;And then the moon, like to a silver bowNew-bent in heaven, shall behold the nightOf our solemnities.”<br />Hipolita; Midsummer’s Night Dream<br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  4. 4. J. Calles, 2000<br />Fantasy.<br />Type of fiction that contain elements such as characters or settings that could not exist in real life.<br /> “The seventh mermaid tidied her hair and set off to find the terrible cave of the Sea Witch behind the last whirlpool”<br />Jane Gardam, The Pangs of love. <br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  5. 5. J. Calles, 2000<br />Mystery<br /> Stories that involve a suspenseful event.<br /> “And now --now I shuddered in her presence, and grew pale at her approach; yet bitterly lamenting her fallen and desolate condition” <br />E. A. Poe, Bernice (1835)<br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  6. 6. J. Calles, 2000<br />Poetry<br />Stories written in verse, often have a rhythm and a meter.<br /> “Because I could not stop for Death,He kindly stopped for me;The carriage held but just ourselvesAnd Immortality.We slowly drove, he knew no haste,And I had put awayMy labour, and my leisure too,For his civility.”<br />Emily Dickinson, Because I could not stop for death.<br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  7. 7. J. Calles, 2000<br />Historical Fiction<br />Those stories that give a historically accurate portrayal of life during a particular time in history, but don’t tell accurate events.<br />“Then a man from Belfast bought the field and built houses in it--notlike their little brown houses but bright brick houses with shining roofs”<br />James Joyce, Evelyne<br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  8. 8. J. Calles, 2000<br />Non-Fiction<br />Informational books written by credible authors.<br /> “And since so large a ship had never been seen by them, messengers were sent to announce ‘that a canoe as large as an island had brought as many men as there were trees in the woods.’ ”<br />Father Andrew White's First Impressions of Maryland (1634)<br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  9. 9. J. Calles, 2000<br />Theme<br />Abstract concept or idea<br />Love, Power, Fear…<br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  10. 10. J. Calles, 2000<br />Plot<br />Sequence of events in a story<br />“He took the ring and carried it from Hobbiton to the depts of Mordor.” <br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  11. 11. J. Calles, 2000<br />Conflict<br />Internal<br />External<br />The rivalry between Gandalf and Saruman.<br />Frodo´s struggle against the power of the Ring.<br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  12. 12. J. Calles, 2000<br />Climax<br />He held the ring over his head and decided he couldn’t destroy it… <br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  13. 13. J. Calles, 2000<br />Conclusion<br />Frodo laid on the ground and felt his journey had come to an end… <br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  14. 14. J. Calles, 2000<br />Setting<br />Middle Earth, Mordor, Gondor…<br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  15. 15. J. Calles, 2000<br />Characters<br />Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf….<br />Prof. J. Magdalena Arévalo<br />
  16. 16. Thanks!!!<br />

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