group 3- Genres of Literature

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF LITURATURE
Historical fiction is fiction
that is set in the past. It
may contain references to
actual people and
significant events in
history.
Example -the short story
“The Dog of Pompeii”is is
set in a real time and
place, but the characters
are fictional.
DRAMA
• Drama-A drama or play
is a form of literature
meant to be performed to
an an audience.
• Examples: “A Mid
Summer Nights Dream”
by William Shakespeare
• A folk tale is a
simple story that has
been passed down
from generation to
generation by mouth.
The characters are
usually common
people
•
Examples:Rapunzel
TALL TALE
•A tall tale is a
humorous,exaggerated story.
•The stories Paul Bunyan and
Pecos Bill
Essay
An essay is a
short work
of nonfiction
that deals
with a single
subject. You
can express
ideas or
feelings to
analyze a
topic.
•An exAmple is “All i
really needed to
know I learned in
kindergArten” by
Robert fulghum
Biography
• The True life
story, of a
person written
by another
person.
• Example: The
Pride of Puerto
Rico by Robert
Paul Walker
Autobiography
• A person’s true life
story told by that
person.
•
Example: “The Story
of My Life”, by Helen
Keller
A fairy tale is a fantasy story
that has royalty (princesses ,
kings, and queens) as main
characters and usually a lot of
magic.
Example- “The Little
Mermaid” and “Sleeping
Beauty” by Hans Christian
Anderson
A short story is a form of
fiction that is between 5-30
pages and has all of the
elements of fiction in a
fiction novel. (setting,
conflict, plot, theme, etc)
short story can be any type
of fiction, or biography and
autobiography
“Cricket in the Road” is a
perfect example of a short
story by Michael Anthony
A fable is a brief story that
teaches a lesson about life.
In many fables, the characters
are animals that act and speak
like human beings.
A fable often ends with a moral
a statement that summarizes its
lesson. “The wolf and the
House Dog” is an example of a
fable.
Poetry
• A type of literature, in
which ideas, images
and feelings are
expressed- written in
verse
• Example: “I’m
Nobody! Who Are
You?” by Emily
Dickinson
Literature that contains at least one or more fantastic or
unreal element. Example: “ThePhantom Tollbooth”,
by: Norton Juster
Legends
A legend is a story that is handed down from the past and
may be stretched over time- based on a real person, but
exaggerated over time.
Examples: Daniel Boone, Johnny Apple seed, and Buffalo bill
A type of fiction that is set in the
future or on other planets and
focuses on possible advancement in
science, or what the future may
hold.
Example- “The Fun They Had” by
Isaac Asimov
Resource Materials
Non fiction resources used to getting facts.
Examples: encyclopedia, dictionary, almanac, atlas, essays,
Internet, thesaurus etc.