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Literary genres and definitions
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narrative stories that are made up by the imagination and are not necessarily based on fact
a story including elements that are impossible such as magic, monsters, superpowers, or other things that do not exist in reality
stories with magic and/or talking animals, usually have a human main character and start with "once upon a time"
writing that is true, factual, informative, or persuasive
Authors of stories in this genre are often "retelling" the story. It may say "adapted by," "retold by," or the author may be "unknown."
plays such as tragedies or comedies
a story using made-up characters that could happen in real life
fictional stories based on or around important people or events from the past
stories with aliens, advanced technology, or futuristic ideas
very short stories with talking animals and a moral. (the story teaches a lesson about life.)
stories that usually take place in the Wild West. The characters' strengths, skills, or size are greatly exaggerated in a humorous way.
stories with gods and/or goddesses that usually account for the creation of something
verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader. It often uses rhythm and rhyme to help convey its meaning
the story of a real person's life that is written by that person
the story of a real person's life written by another person
a suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story
texts that provide facts about a variety of topics such as science, history, and geography.
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