Literary Genres And Their Characteristics

Flashcards Give The Definition And Words For Literary Genres.   Students Will Use Them To Study.  
Created Sep 12, 2008
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A made up story
Fiction
A book about a famous person's life
Biography
A short fictitious story intended to teach a lesson in which animals speak and act like human...
Fable
A fictitious story based on science and/or technology
Science Fiction
A story made up and handed down by the common people to explain natural happenings.
Myth
A work of fiction dealing with the solution of a crime
Mystery
A written work that tells a story through action and speech and is meant to be acted on a stage
Drama/Play
A short prose narrative that usually portrays imaginary characters and events
Fantasy
Writing usually with a rhythm that repeats; words used to create images and feelings
Poetry
Literature that contains true facts
Nonfiction

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