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Fiction
Narrative writing stories with made up characters and events.
Short Story
A short work that usually focuses on a single event and a small number of characters.
Novel
A longer work that may describe many characters and events.
Play
A story written for actors to perform or to be read aloud for an audience.
Historical Fiction
Real historical fiction era; may have actual characters or events.
Science Fiction
Based in the futures or focuses on scientific/technological advances.
Fantasy
Characters often have magical powers, animals with human characteristics, or creatures in real situations.
Realistic Fiction
Stories based on real world situations.
Adventure Fiction
Exciting stories based on taking a risk and generally some kind of physical danger.
Folktales
Stories that are old and have been passed on from one generation to the next by world of mouth.
Myths
Story that explains something about the world; may use gods or supernatural forces.
Legends
Story based in history, but embellishes the life of a real person, making him/her famous; handed down over generations.
Tall Tales
A combination of fact and exaggerated fiction in an entertaining tale.
Fables
Short story that has moral ending about life (teaches a lesson) with animals as main characters.
Fairy Tales
Stories with a "happily ever after" ending and magical qualities.
Non Fiction
Writing about real people, things, events, and places.
Informational Article
Presents facts and details about an event or subject.
Eassy
Short piece that analyzes one subject.
Biography
Account of a real person's life written by someone else.
Autobiography
Account of a real persons life written by that person.
Interview
Written record of a meeting where questions are asked.
Editorial
Writing that expresses the author's opinion.
Poetry
Uses figures of speech and imagery to appeal to your feelings and imagination.
Lyric Poem
Poem that expresses thoughts and feelings.
Narrative Poem
Poem that tells a story
Ballad
Songs or song like poems that tell a story.