Writing that tells about real people, places, and events.
A story that is written to be acted out in front of an audience.
A major type of literature that makes use of imagery, figurative language, and sometimes rhyme. Rather than paragraphs it is written in stanzas.
Unwritten stories, customs, sayings, and traditional beliefs of a culture.
Short tale that teaches a moral lesson, often using animals as characters.
A fictional tale that explains the actions of gods or heroes, or the origins of elements of nature.
A story handed down from the past.
Fictional story that contains some or all of the following elements: once upon a time, bad guy vs good guy, good always wins, "they all live happily ever after"; often includes mythical creatures (fairies, elves, etc.).
Fictional story where people and events are realistic and could happen in real life, but not based on real people or events.
A fictional story or novel set among actual events or a specific period of history.
Story in a fantasy world based on varying degrees of scientific facts
Story set in an unreal world with events that could not happen. Examples: Chroncles of Narnia, Harry Potter
Story of a person's life written by that person.
Story of a person's life written by another person (author).
A fictional, humorous story written with characters larger than life with unbelievable events. Example: Paul Bunyon
A story or play intended to entertain and amuse, usually with a happy ending
A type of serious drama that usually ends in disaster for the main character.