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Genre terms


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Genre terms

  1. 1. Genre Terms
  2. 2. Genre A category or type of literature commonly divided into three major categories: poetry, prose, drama
  3. 3. Prose Ordinary form of written language, not poetry, drama, or song, found in fiction and nonfiction
  4. 4. Poetry Major genre, use highly concise, musical and emotionally charged language, also uses imagery, figurative language, rhyme, lines, stanzas, rhythmical patterns
  5. 5. Drama Story written to be performed by actors, the script is made of dialogue and stage directions
  6. 6. Fiction Prose writing that tells about imaginary characters and events, applies to novels, short stories, dramas, narrative poetry
  7. 7. Non-Fiction Prose that explains ideas or tells about real people, places, objects, or events, includes essays, newspaper, magazine articles, journals, travelogues, biographies, autobiographies, historical, scientific, technical, political, philosophical
  8. 8. Short Story A brief work of fiction, one main character faces a conflict that is resolved in the plot of the story
  9. 9. Novel A long work of fiction, may explore multiple characters in conflict, multiple subplots, and several themes
  10. 10. Biography Nonfiction where the writer tells the life story of another person
  11. 11. Autobiography Nonfiction where a person tells his or her own life story.
  12. 12. Essay A short nonfiction work about a particular subject, 4 types: narrative, expository, persuasive, visual