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Genres of Literature. Vista Murrieta High School Library Mrs. Jacobs Library Media Teacher. Click on a book cover and you will go to the page that describes that specific genre. Adventure Story.

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Genres of Literature

Vista Murrieta High School Library

Mrs. Jacobs

Library Media Teacher

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Click on a book cover and you will go to the page that describes that specific genre.

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Adventure Story describes that specific genre.

  • Usually includes suspense, excitement, physical danger, travel to exotic settings, and an intrepid hero/heroine.

  • Relies on a series of exciting episodes unified by a theme of a search for a lost person, place or object.

  • Example: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island

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Autobiography describes that specific genre.

  • The story of a person’s life written by him or herself.

  • Includes memoirs, diaries, and letters.

  • Example: Ben Franklin’s Autobiography

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Biography describes that specific genre.

  • Coming of Age: A sociological term for the movement of an individual from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.

  • Stories that reflect a child’s passage from innocence to knowledge.

  • Child usually pays the price of pain and disillusionment.

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Diary describes that specific genre.

  • A daily account of events recorded by an individual, usually personal in nature.

  • Synonymous with term of Journal

  • Example: Anne Frank’s Diary of A Young Girl

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Drama describes that specific genre.

  • Any work in which actors assume roles before an audience, either in a theatre or on radio or television.

  • Examples:

    • Shakespearean Plays

    • Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

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Fable describes that specific genre.

  • A short narrative in which the action of the characters, usually animals, conveys a moral lesson.

  • Example: George Orwell’s

    Animal Farm

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Fairy Tale describes that specific genre.

  • A form of Children’s Literature

  • Consists of short, fanciful stories that feature witches, dragons, wicked stepmothers and fairy godmothers.

  • Rooted in oral tradition and folk literature

  • Examples: Brothers Grimm in Germany and Hans Christian Anderson in Denmark

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Fantasy describes that specific genre.

  • Characterized by highly imaginative or supernatural events.

  • Example: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Ring Trilogy and James Barrie’s Peter Pan

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Historical Fiction describes that specific genre.

  • A significant historical event or era serves as the backdrop to a story that include fictional or historical characters or a mix of both

  • Examples:

    • Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind

    • Toni Morrison’s Beloved

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Horror describes that specific genre.

  • Term used to describe literature with an emphasis on the macabre and the supernatural.

  • The success of the horror novel lies in the thrill of fear

  • Examples: Stephen King and Dean Koontz

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Mystery describes that specific genre.

  • A crime or a series of crimes is solved by a detective, either an amateur or a Private-eye.

  • Basic formula – murder or disappearance that leads to additional murders; a cluster of baffling clues, a number of plausible suspects, and a detective who employs logic to solve the crime

  • Example: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes

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Romance describes that specific genre.

  • A narrative featuring adventures in exotic places, love stories, and or the celebration of simple rustic life.

  • Example: L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series

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Science Fiction describes that specific genre.

  • Based on future possibilities, derived from scientific discoveries such as

    • Interstellar travel

    • Aftermath of nuclear war and environmental disasters

    • Altered states of consciousness

    • Extraterrestrial visitors to earth

    • Artificial intelligence

  • Example: H.G. Well’s Time Machine

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Short Story describes that specific genre.

  • A fictional narrative, the length of which varies, but rarely exceeds 2000 words

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Tragedy describes that specific genre.

  • Depicts the downfall of the leading character whose life, its disastrous end notwithstanding, represents something significant

  • Greece was the site of the great analysis of tragedy.

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Western describes that specific genre.

  • Fictional accounts of life on the American Western frontier

    • Focus on the adventures of a cowboy hero

  • Combines action and romance

  • Hero typically a man with a personal code of behavior and strong attachment to the outdoors

  • Examples: Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour

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Genres describes that specific genre.

  • Books can be in more than one genre

    • A book can be a Classic piece of literature that is Science Fiction

  • Broaden your Reading, try books in several different genres

    • Start with similar genres – Science Fiction and Fantasy, or Horror and Mystery, or Adventure and Western genres

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