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genre
kind, category, or sort, esp of literary or artistic work
nonfiction
a book or writing based on facts (history, documentary, biography, etc. )
biography
Story (or stories) written about a man or womans life by another person
fiction
literary works invented by the imagination, such as novels or short stories
fable
a story or legend about supernatural or mythical characters or events; sometimes makes a reference to some kind of moral
folktale
a tale or legend originating among a people and typically becoming part of an oral tradition
poetry
literature in metrical form; the art or craft of writing verse
myth
a story about superhuman beings of an earlier age taken by preliterate society to be a true account, usually of how natural phenomena, social customs, etc, came into existence
drama
the genre of literature represented by works intended for the stage
autobiography
story of a man or woman's life written by that person
science fiction
a literary genre that makes imaginative use of scientific knowledge or conjecture
fairy tale
a story about fairies or other mythical or magical beings, esp one of traditional origin told to children
mystery
a story, film, etc, which arouses suspense and curiosity because of facts concealed
humor
situations, speech, or writings that are thought to be humorous
fantasy
literature having a large fantasy content
adventure
an exciting or unexpected event or course of events
realistic fiction
a story or writing based on everyday life
historical fiction
a story or writing based on historical events
plot
the story or plan of a play, novel, etc
exposition
a systematic, usually written statement about, commentary on, or explanation of a specific subject
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