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Stories composed in verse or prose, usually for theatrical performance, where conflicts and emotion are expressed through dialogue and action. Ex: Romeo and Juliet; 12 Angry Men
Narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak as humans; legendary, supernatural tale. It is meant to provide a moral. Ex: The Boy Who Cried Wolf; The Tortoise and the Hare
Story about fairies or other magical creatures, usually for children. Ex: Alice in Wonderland; Jack and the Beanstalk
Fiction with strange or other worldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality. Ex: Lord of the Rings; Harry Potter
Narrative literary works whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact. Ex: novels, novellas, short stories
Fiction in Verse
Full-length novels with plot, subplot(s), theme(s), major and minor characters, in which the narrative is presented in (usually blank) verse form.
The songs, stories, myths, and proverbs of a people or "folk" as handed down by word of mouth. Ex: John Henry
Story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting. Ex: Gone with the Wind; Kite Runner
Fiction in which events evoke a feeling of dread in both the characters and the reader. Ex: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; The Raven
Fiction full of fun, fancy, and excitement, meant to entertain; but can be contained in all genres. Ex: Catch-22; Don Quixote
Story, sometimes of a national or folk hero, which has a basis in fact but also includes imaginative material. Ex: El Dorado; Robin Hood
Fiction dealing with the solution of a crime or the unraveling of secrets. Ex: The Postman Always Rings Twice; The Maltese Falcon
Legend or traditional narrative, often based in part on historical events, that reveals human behavior and natural phenomena by its symbolism; often pertaining to the actions of the gods. Ex: King Midas and the Gold; Perseus and Medusa
Verse and rhythmic writing with imagery that creates emotional responses. Ex: The Path Not Taken; The Poison Tree
Story that can actually happen and is true to life. Ex: The Great Gatsby; The Outsiders
Story based on impact of actual, imagined, or potential science, usually set in the future or on other planets. Ex: 1984; Fahrenheit 451
Fiction of such brevity that it supports no subplots. Ex: Gift of the Magi; To Build a Fire
Humorous story with blatant exaggerations, swaggering heroes who do the impossible with nonchalance. Ex: Paul Bunyan; Johnny Appleseed
Narrative of a person's life, a true story about a real person.
A short literary composition that reflects the author's outlook or point. Ex: expository, descriptive, narrative, persuasive. Ex: Letter From a Birmingham Jail; Self Reliance
Narrative Nonfiction (NONFICTION)
Factual information presented in a format which tells a story. Ex: In Cold Blood; And the Sea Will Tell
Informational text dealing with an actual, real-life subject. Ex: biographies, memoirs
Public address or discourse.
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