Literary Genres

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Literary Genres

  1. 1. What Genre Am I? Writers create texts in a variety of styles. Which genre do you like toread? In which genre do you want to write?
  2. 2. Adventure Story • Main theme--Risk or danger. • fast-paced plot focuses on the actions of the hero within the setting
  3. 3. • features animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature which are given human qualities• illustrates a moral lesson
  4. 4. Fairy Tale Fantasy• magic characters/items, fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and talking animals.• Modern fairy tales use existing fairy tale plots but set them in today’s world.• Imaginative setting
  5. 5. Legend• A story usually about a national or folk hero.• Set in a particular time and place• partly true and partly fiction.• The character traits of the hero are typically exaggerated.
  6. 6. MythOrigin Story• An event that is meant to serve as an explanation for some phenomenon of nature or human behavior.• Characters are usually gods.
  7. 7. Science Fiction• set in the future or on other planets• based on the impact of actual, imagined, or potential science.• Dystopia – science/humanity gone wrong
  8. 8. • primary focus is on the relationship and romantic love between two people • "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending.“Romance
  9. 9. Historical Fiction• takes place in a historically accurate time and setting.• attempt to capture the spirit, manners, and social conditions of the persons or time(s).• Dramatize historical figures
  10. 10. Realistic Fiction• seems real or could happen in real life• set in present day and includes modern day problems and events
  11. 11. Mystery• Puzzling event or situation.• Solving a crime.• Centered around a person who investigates wrongdoing.• Suspense and secrets
  12. 12. Horror• intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the audience.• any work of fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal, or exceptionally suspenseful or frightening theme• Supernatural
  13. 13. Gothic• combines elements of both horror and romance• mystery, the supernatural, ghosts, haunted houses, castles, darkness, death, decay, doubles, madness, secrets, and hereditary curses
  14. 14. Combine Genres For Fun

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