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Literary Genres

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Fable
A folktale that teaches a moral or lesson, often with animals as characters.
Autobiography
A biography of a person written by that person.
Science Fiction
Fiction that deals with science and technology, and adventuring into the unknown.
Drama
Skits, musicals, or plays that use the spoken word to share a message.
Fantasy
The author creates a magical world where anything can happen.
Mystery
Fiction that involves a crime that must be solved.
Historical Fiction
Fiction that is set in the past.
Reference
Books with a variety of information that must stay in the library.
Fairy Tale
A folktale that involves a fight between good and evil, and usually ends with, "They lived happily every after."
Biography
A true story about a person's life, written by another person.
Realistic Fiction
Believable fiction that is set in present day.
Poetry
Verse that uses sounds, rhythm, and word choice to share ideas.
Myth
A folktale that tries to explain how the world came to be.
Tall Tale
A folktale that is humorous and full of exaggeration.
Literary Genre
Categories used to group different types of literary work, such as non-fiction, fiction and poetry.
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