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FICTION- There are a lot of different genres in the fiction category.
Fiction: stories that tell about imaginary or partly imaginary characters
and events: Stuart Little by E.B. White.
Science fiction: stories based on actual or imaginary happenings or
discoveries in science, often dealing with space travel and life in the
future: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle; The Best New Thing, and
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Historical fiction: fictional stories set among actual events or a specific
period of history: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Myth: traditional stories expressing the belief of a particular people
usually involving gods
and heroes: Greek Mythology such as the story of Cerberus the threeheaded dog soothed by Orpheus’s harp music.
Mystery: stories involving a puzzling crime or event: Nancy Drew series;
The Hardy Boys series; Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling’
Action/adventure: stories that are told mainly through physical action
instead of dialogue, usually involving the efforts of a hero in dangerous
situations: movies like Rush Hour, Indiana Jones, and National Treasure
Graphic novel: stories in the form of a comic strip: Superman or Wonder
Woman, The World as You Know It
Drama: stories written to be performed, a play: Hamlet and Romeo and
Juliet by Shakespeare
POETRY- There are several genres in the poetry category.
Poetry: compositions expressing emotion or imaginative thought,
usually written in a rhythmic pattern, usually more condensed and vivid
than prose: Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and Other Poems by Jack
Lyrical poetry: poetry originally meant to be sung: Popular songs of the
day such as songs by Bill Harley
Narrative poetry: poetry that tells a story: “Midnight Ride of Paul
Revere” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Free verse poetry: poetry that does not follow a rhyme or rhythm
pattern: poems by Walt Whitman
NONFICTION- There are several genres in the nonfiction category.
Nonfiction: prose that deals with real situations, people, and events:
newspapers, textbooks
Essay: short writings on a particular subject: news commentary in print or
digital form
Biography: accounts of a person’s life: Out of Darkness: The Story of
Louis Braille by Russell Freedman
Speech: words spoken before an audience: “I have a dream that my four
children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the
color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream
today.” Martin Luther King Speech - I Have a Dream, given on the Steps of
the Lincoln Memorial Washington D.C. August 28, 1963
Memoir: accounts of one’s personal life, autobiography: The Diary of Anne
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