genres

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Mystery
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
Biography
an account of the series of events making up a person's life
autobiography
Story of a person's life written by that person
poetry
any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling
informational
Texts that provide facts about a variety of topics (sports, animals, science, history, careers, travel, geography, space, weather, etc.)
historical fiction
made up but based on actual historical events
realistic fiction
made up but believable; could really have happened
science fiction
writing that tells about imaginary events that involve science or technology
fantasy
A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. Make-believe is what this genre is all about.
traditional
the continued pattern of cultural beliefs or practices; the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation