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Genre Study

identifying characteristics of genre

Drama Stories composed in verse or prose, usually for theatrical performance, where conflicts and emotion are expressed through dialogue and action.
Fable Narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak as humans; legendary, supernatural tale.
Fantasy Fiction with strange or other worldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality.
Fiction Narrative literary works whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact.
Legend Story, sometimes of a national or folk hero, which has a basis in fact but also includes imaginative material.
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 the actions of the gods.
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.
Non-Fiction Informational text dealing with an actual, real-life subject.
Narrative Non-Fiction Factual information presented in a format which tells a story
Created by: pcameron