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something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained


an account of the series of events making up a person's life


Story of a person's life written by that person


any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling


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


A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. Make-believe is what this genre is all about.


the continued pattern of cultural beliefs or practices; the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation

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