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Elements of Literature

Fiction that has the ability to be broken down into basic elements; including but not limited to: structure, outlook, and approach.
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PLAY
A story of a person's life told by another person; there are mostly facts and some opinions of writer
Biography
A story is told within a story
Frame Narrative
A simple narrative poem often set to music; having two or more stanzas all sung to the same melody.
Ballad
A story where an important scene occurs at the beginning and then the author backs up to tell how the story got to this point.
In medias res structure
A record of events and ideas but of a less personal nature
Journal
An author interrupts a scene to go back and tell about events that occurred earlier
Flashback Structure
A story of a person's life, as told by that person; there are plenty of opinions, based on facts
Autobiography
A story unfolds in regular time order as events occur
Chronological Order
Autobiographical story that covers a certain period of time or memory of an author
Memoir
Autobiographical record of the writer's actions, feelings, and thoughts; some facts but contains mostly opinions of author
Diary
Statements of facts or opinions; can be found in newspapers or magazines about a book or moview, or presented orally
Essays, Editorials, Speeches, and or book and or movie reviews.
Web sites, letters, forms, advertisements, manuals, guides, resumens, research papers, surveys, etc would be characterized as this
Technical Documents
The story is told through a series of letters
Epistolary Narrative