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DRAMA
Stories composed in verse or prose, usually for theatrical performance, where conflicts and emotion are expressed through dialog and action
FABLE
A narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak to humans; legendary, supernatural tale.
FAIRY TALE
Stories about fairies or other magical creatures, usually for children.
FANTASY
Fiction with strange or worldly setting, or characters; fiction which invites suspenion of reality.
FICTION
Narrative literary works whose contentis prouduced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact.
FICTION IN VERSE
Full length novels with plots subplot(s), theme(s) major and minor characters, in which the narrative is presented in (usually blank) verse form.
FOLKLORE
The songs, stories, myths, and proverbs of a people or "folk"as handed down by word by mouth.
HISTORICAL FICTION
Story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting.
HORROR
Fiction which events evoke a feeling of dread in both the characters and the reader.
HUMOR
Fiction full of fun, fancy , and excitement, meant to entertain; but can be contained in all genres.
LEGEND
Story, sometimes of a national or folk hero, which has a basis in fact but also includes imaginative material.
MYSTERY
Fiction dealing with the solution of crime or the unraveling of secrets
MYTHOLOGY
Legend or traditional narrative, often based in part on historical events, that reveals human behavior and natural phenomena by its symbolism; often pertaining to actions of the gods.
POETRY
Verse and rhythmic writing with imagery that creates emotional responses.
REALISTIC FICTION
Story that can actually happen and is true to life.
SCIENCE FICTION
Story based on impact of actual, imagined, or potential science, usually set in the future or on other planets.
SHORT STORY
Fiction of such brevity that it supports no subplots.
TALL TALE
Humorous story with blatant exaggerations, swaggering heroes who do the impossible with nonchalance.
VERSE
(Sounds like poetry) it has a rhyhm or pattern.
NARRATIVE
Writing that has a narrator. Normal speech.
BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Narrative of a preson's life, a true story about a real person.(Or told by the hisor her self).
ESSAY
A short literary composition that refects the author's outlook or point.
NARRATIVE NONIFICTION
Factual inormation presented in a format which tells a story.
SPEECH
Public adress or discourse.
NONFICTION
Informational text dealing with an actual, real-life subject.