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Gothic
A type of novel caharacterized by mystery, horron, and the supernatural.
Homily
Religious sermon or discourse
Melodrama
Drama that pits unbelievabley good characters against really bad characters. Good always wins.
Metaphysical Poetry
Intricate 17th century witty poetry.
Miracle play
medieval religous drama based on a event in saint's life or bible story.
Mock epic
Comically or satirically imitates epic.
Morality play.
Allegory in dramtic form.
Novel of manners
A novel usually comical and satirical. Limited by social customs
Paean
song of triumph at thanksgiving
Parable
A brief tale. Allegory illustrating lesson or moral.
Pedantic
Writing theat borders on lecturing.
Picaresque novel
Novel whose main character is a low-born rogue. Wits
Bildungsroman
A development novel. Follows its main char from youth to maturity.
Didactic
Any text whose main purpose is to teach or instruct
Dirge
Funeral song of lamentation
Epistolary
Written in form of correspondence between characters
Exemplum
Brief tale told to illustrate biblical lesson
TRact
a formal religious essay or pamphlet