Types of Genre

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Different types genre in literature

fiction

writing about imaginary characters

nonfiction

tells about real people, places, events

fantasy

contains elements not found in real life

adventure

has an action packed plot

science fiction

combines fiction and fantasy with scientific fact

realistic fiction

real events incorporated into the made up

drama

story written to be performed by actors

poetry

emotionally charged language

mystery

involves disappearance

novel

long work of fiction

short story

brief work of fiction

myth

explains the actions of gods and heroes

folktale

orally passed down from person to person

fable

brief story; animal characters; teaches a lesson

biography

life story of another person

legend

focus on strength and bravery

historical fiction

real events, people or places incorporated into a made up story

autobiography

story of writer's own life

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