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Genre Vocab

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Folk tale
An anonymous, timeless, and placeless story that was originally told rather than unwritten
Fiction
Invented stories with imaginary characters and events
Reference
Information sources such as encyclopedias, yearbooks, dictonaries, and atlases
Science Fiction
Imaginative, fictional stories involving actual or projected science phenomena
Realistic Fiction
A fictional story with characters who take part in activities that could have really happened
Mystery
A fictional story with characters who try to solve a crime or an unexplained event
Drama/Play
A story for stage performed by actors
Biography
A person's life story written by another person
Historical Fiction
A fictional story set in the past with characters who take part in actual historical events and interact with people from the past
Nonfiction
True stories of actual events or people
Poetry
Words arranged in a metrical pattern, often using rhymed verse in an imaginative style
Autobiography
A person's life story written by himself or herself
Fantasy/Fairy Tale
A fictional story set in make-believe worlds often with non-human characters
Fable
A brief story with animal characters, that teaches a lesson, or moral
Legend
A widely told story about the past and may or may not have a foundation in fact
Myth
A fictional story that explains the actions of gods or heroes or the origins of elements of nature