English Forms of Literature
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A division or type of literature. Is marked by distinctive style, form, and content.
Ordinary form of spoken or written language, with no metrical structure.
One of the three major types of literature, the others being prose and drama. Verse written to cause thoughts and feelings in the reader. Often uses rhythm and rhyme to convey its message.
A story written to be performed by actors.
Writing that presents/ explains ideas, or that tells about real people, places, objects or events.
Factual story about a real person in the past or present, written by the person the story is about.
Factual story about a real person in the past or present, written by someone else.
Writing that tells about imaginary characters or events.
Real events, places, or people are incorporated into a made-up story.
Characters and events appear realistic
Combines fiction and fantasy with scientific facts.
A puzzle or problem
Highly imaginative writing with elements not found in real life.
Legends, myths, and fables told through the years (someone wrote them down.)
Widely told story about the past. Stories can teach a moral.
Brief story or poem, usually with animal characters that talk and act like humans.
Fictional tale that explains actions of gods or heroes, or the origins of nature.
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