Genre Vocabulary Words
Terms in this set (20)
The story of yourself, written by yourself.
The story of a person's life.
A play intended for performance by actors on a stage.
Stories that contain things that could not happen in real life.
A literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact.
A fiction story set in a particular period of time.
A story about a supernatural being or event.
Imaginary events involving science or technology.
A story, usually humorous, filled with exaggeration, about a character that can do impossible deeds.
A short story that teaches a lesson (moral). It usually includes animals that talk and act like people.
A story written for children that includes elements of magic such as fairies, elves, or goblins. Usually ends with the heroes living happily ever after.
A short story handed down by word of mouth with people modifying it over time.
Categories of text. A type or kind.
Nonfiction writing that is intended to provided information.
Stories, novels, poetry, and plays.
A traditional story passed down through generations that explains why the world is the way it is. Usually includes gods or goddesses.
A story about fictional or realistic events.
Writing that includes facts and real events. This genre includes essays, memoirs, journals, text books, and letters.
A form of writing the is marked by rhyme, figurative language, rhythm, capitalization of lines, etc. Usually short in form.
A long poem that tells the deeds or adventures of a hero or country.