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Types of Genre

Different types genre in literature
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fiction
writing about imaginary characters
nonfiction
tells about real people, places, events
fantasy
contains elements not found in real life
adventure
has an action packed plot
science fiction
combines fiction and fantasy with scientific fact
realistic fiction
real events incorporated into the made up
drama
story written to be performed by actors
poetry
emotionally charged language
mystery
involves disappearance
novel
long work of fiction
short story
brief work of fiction
myth
explains the actions of gods and heroes
folktale
orally passed down from person to person
fable
brief story; animal characters; teaches a lesson
biography
life story of another person
legend
focus on strength and bravery
historical fiction
real events, people or places incorporated into a made up story
autobiography
story of writer's own life