A story with unexpected possibilities of the future; using scientific data and author's imagination.
A story set during a past time period and may contain mentions to actual people and events of the past.
A brief story to teach a moral lesson; often features animals, inanimate objects, or forces of nature.
A story that tells about ordinary people and reveals the traditions and values of a culture and teaches a lesson about life.
Ancient tale that describes the actions of gods, goddesses, and the heroes who interact with them.
Traditional story about the past; based on real-life events or people, but are more fiction than fact.
A narrative that contains exaggerated folk heroes; often to create humor.
Long narrative poems about a hero who engages in a dangerous journey.
A theatrical work intended for performance by actors on a stage.
A type of literature that is written in meter (rhythm).