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Genre gr8

Characteristics of a Genre

Historical Fiction story is made up
Historical Fiction based on dates, people, or events that really existed
Historical Fiction accurate historical detail
Fantasy/Science Fiction fiction with strange or otherworldly settings or characters
Fantasy/Science Fiction depends on magic or "the impossible"
Fantasy/Science Fiction sci-fi: set in the future
Fantasy/Science Fiction includes scientific or technical advances
Fiction made-up story
Fiction make-up characters
Fiction shows life as it could be lived today
Biography a story of a person's life written by ANOTHER person *based on facts (people, place, and time are real)
Autobiography a story of a person's life written by THAT person *based on facts (people, place, and time are real)
Nonfiction factual information of documented knowledge *place and time are real
Mystery/Suspense imaginative stories dealing with the solution of a secret, problem, or crime *involves intrigue
Poetry type of literature that evokes meaning and feeling
Poetry may or may not rhyme
Poetry uses figurative language (personification, alliteration, simile, etc.)
Poetry written in verse/may or may not follow a pattern
Graphic Novels may be fiction or nonfiction
Graphic Novels uses talking bubbles
Graphic Novels looks like a comic strip
Graphic Novels pictures help tell the story
Historical Fiction characters and time periods are lifelike
Created by: Groetkens



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