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Genre of Literature

ELA 6

TermDefinition
autobiography the biography of a person written by that person
biography an account of a person's life written by someone else
fable a tale or story with a nimals that teaches a lesson that is often stated at the end as a moral
fairy tale a form of literature that usually has characters like, elves, talking animal. Often begins with "Once upon a time..."
fantasy fiction that tells about people and events that are impossible in the real world.
folktale a traditional story of a particular place or people, handed down from the past and eventually written down
historical fiction made up stories that take place in a particular time period in the past
legend imaginative story that is often connected with a national hero or historical event and may be based on the truth.
myth a story handed down from the past that gives imaginary explanation of how certain things in nature came to be.
nonfiction writing that tells about the real world
play a story that is told in acts with dialogue
poetry verse written to bring thought and feeling from the reader. It often uses rhythm and rhyme to convey its message
science fiction imaginative writing that has some element of scientific fact and usually takes place in a time other than the present.
Created by: mrsrooney