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Grade 7 Novel/Genre Vocabulary

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fable
a brief story that leads to a moral, often using animals as characters
fairy tale
a children's story featuring magical creatures or events
fantasy
a story that includes elements that are impossible, such as talking animals or magical powers
folktale
a story, often with a message, that was initially passed on by word of mouth
genre
a category or type of literature (or of art, music, etc.) characterized by a particular form, style, or content
historical fiction
a fictional story with real and invented characters that takes place during a historical time
moral
a practical lesson about right and wrong conduct often stated at the conclusion of an instructive story such as a fable
mystery
a suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story
point of view
angle of perspective from which a story or poem is told (first person, third person, etc.)
realistic fiction
imaginative writing that accurately reflects life as it could be lived today. Everything in a realistic fiction story conceivably happens to real people living in today's natural physical world
science fiction
a story that blends futuristic technology with scientific fact and fiction
style
a writer's unique way of writing
tall tale
a humorous kind of folk tale that uses a great deal of exaggeration and is not meant to be taken very seriously