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Mystery
Strange events happen; the main character looks for clues to solve problems: focuses on collecting clues.
Historical Fiction
Blends events or settings from past time with fiction; a plot that is set in the past, but not a true story.
Folktale
Fiction-Stories once passed down orally.
Myth
Fiction that has gods/goddesses and usually accounts for the creation of something.
Fiction
Overall name given to imaginative or made up writing.
Literature
A written work; books, articles, plays, short stories, poems, magazines.
Realistic Fiction
Has a real-world setting, characters are like actual people (believable), the story is made up.
Drama
A story written to be performed by actors.
Genre
Major category or type or literature.
Classic
Books that are popular to read even though they were published long ago; have stood the test of time.
Biography
The story of a real person's life written by another person.
Memoir
Non-fiction- a biography/autobiography that focuses on a certain event in a persons life (snapshot or memory)
Nonfiction
Contains events that actually happened; proven facts: overall name given to writing that is true.
Science Fiction
Setting is in another world; may involve travel in time; animals/machines have human characteristics; humans have super powers; futuristic.
Tall Tales/Legends
Folk tales in which the main character is bigger than life in some way.
Poetry
A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination.
Fable
A brief story that leads to a moral, often using animals as characters.

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