Genres in FictionCheryl YouseColquitt County High School
Narrative writing tells a       story or part of a storyFiction means thestory is NOT true         Genre means a type     ...
Fantasy•    Has elements that are not realistic:1.   Talking animals2.   Magical powers3.   Mythical beings
•    Fantasy can be divided further into:1.   Science fiction AND2.   Folklore, which includes:                           ...
Science Fiction      • Like fantasy, but        generally includes        MACHINES      • Partly true scientific        th...
FOLK TALES • Fictional stories handed down by     retelling •   No known author •   “Once upon a time…” •   Repetition •  ...
Fairy Tales •   Magic              Rapunzel •   Enchantment •   Royalty •   Supernatural •   Original or have     named au...
Fables• Very short stories  with a moral or  lesson• Characters are  animals that act like  human• They do not change  but...
Myths • Stories told as if they   were fact • Usually involve   gods, goddesses, sup   ernatural powers • Happened a long ...
Legends• Set in historic, less-  remote past• Based on real life  hero and his/her  deeds• Not generally  religious• Human...
„Possible‟ Fiction • Events that might or might have    happened 1. Historical Fiction 2. Realistic Fiction 3. Some Scienc...
• Real person with imagined       accounts of what happened     • Real event with imaginary       personHistoricalFiction
• Stories that             take place in             here and now           • Characters are             involved in      ...
Mystery   •          1.          2.               Has:               Strangeness               Solving a puzzle          3...
Genres in fiction can be:• Fantasy Science Fiction Folklore• „Possible‟ Fiction Historical Fiction Realistic fiction (...
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Genres in fiction

  1. 1. Genres in FictionCheryl YouseColquitt County High School
  2. 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. 3. Fantasy• Has elements that are not realistic:1. Talking animals2. Magical powers3. Mythical beings
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. Fairy Tales • Magic Rapunzel • Enchantment • Royalty • Supernatural • Original or have named authors
  8. 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. 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. 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. 11. „Possible‟ Fiction • Events that might or might have happened 1. Historical Fiction 2. Realistic Fiction 3. Some Science Fiction
  12. 12. • Real person with imagined accounts of what happened • Real event with imaginary personHistoricalFiction
  13. 13. • Stories that take place in here and now • Characters are involved in events that could happenRealistic Fiction
  14. 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. 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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