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Title: Literature Genres


1
Literature Genres
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Types of Literature
  • Fiction
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Fantasy
  • Nonfiction
  • Biography
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Folklore
  • Fables
  • Informational

3
Realistic Fiction
Realistic fiction is made up of stories that
could really happen. Contemporary realistic
fiction is realistic fiction that is set in
modern times.
4
Examples of Realistic Fiction
Because of Winn Dixie Summer of the
Swans Babysitter Club series
5
Historical Fiction
Historical fiction is made up of stories that
take place in a certain time and place in the
past. Real historical figures and settings may
be included in a fiction story.
6
Examples of Historical Fiction
A Boy at War Across Five Aprils Ben and Me The
Butterfly Charlie Skedaddle Sign of the
Beaver Titanic Crossing Dear America Series
7
Science Fiction
Science Fiction is made up of stories that blend
fact and fiction with futuristic technology.
8
Examples of Science Fiction
Aliens for Breakfast A Wrinkle in Time My Best
Friend is Invisible Star Wars The Time Machine
9
Mystery
Mysteries are stories that have a real setting
and a problem to be solved that includes clues,
distractions, and an answer to the problem.
10
Examples of Mystery
The House of Dies Drear Never Say Die Mystery
of the Midnight Message Encyclopedia Brown
Series Boxcar Children Mysteries
11
Fantasy
Fantasy is fiction that has elements that are not
real. Sometimes this includes talking animals or
characters with magical powers. Theres usually
a conflict between good and evil.
12
Examples of Fantasy
Alices Adventures in Wonderland Charlottes
Web The Wreck of the Zephyr Lion, Witch, and
the Wardrobe Lord of the Rings Harry Potter
Series
13
Nonfiction
  • Non Fiction books that are based on factual
    happenings true stories
  • There are some special genres within the
    nonfiction category, such as
  • Biography
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Folklore
  • Fables
  • Traditional literature

14
Biography
A biography is the true story of a real persons
life from the past or present.
15
Examples of Biography
Tiger Woods An American Master The
HomerunKings BabeRuth and Henry Aaron Clara
Barton, a Red Cross Pioneer Sacagawea
16
Poetry
Poetry is verse written to inspire thoughts and
feelings in the reader. It often uses rhyme and
rhythm, or it can be written in free verse.
17
Examples of Poetry
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • New Kid on the Block
  • Chocolate Dreams Poems
  • Mammalabilia
  • A Pizza the Size of the SunLove That Dog

18
Drama
DRAMA includes works written in dramatic form.
Books can include collections of short plays or
book-length plays, such as the works of
Shakespeare.
19
Folklore
Folklore includes stories, myths, and fables that
people told one another over the years. Later the
stories were written down.
20
Examples of Folklore
Beauty and the Beast The Bunyans Cinderella John
Henry The Tortoise and the Hare
21
Fables
Fables includes narration demonstrating a useful
truth, especially in which animals speak as
humans.
22
Example of Fables
The Animal Farm
23
Informational
Informational books are nonfiction books that
give true facts on a variety of subjects.
24
Examples of Informational Writing
Dirt Bikes Flying Animals Danger!
Earthquakes Newspapers Encyclopedias
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