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GENRE. Mrs. Folkers June 20, 1999. Definition:. Genre is just a fancy way of saying “different categories or types of books”. Can you tell me your favorite genres?. autobiography biography fantasy folklore poetry nonfiction. historical fiction

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genre

GENRE

Mrs. Folkers

June 20, 1999

definition

Definition:

Genre is just a fancy way of saying “different categories or types of books”.

how about
autobiography

biography

fantasy

folklore

poetry

nonfiction

historical fiction

realistic fiction *adventure *mystery *animal stories *contemporary

science fiction

How about...
autobiography
Autobiography
  • Factual story about a real person in the past or in the present.
  • Written by the person the story is about.
biography
Biography
  • Factual story about a real person in the past or in the present.
  • Written by someone else.

President George Washington

fantasy

Fantasy

Characters allowed to have traits that we know are physically impossible.

  • Characters may solve a problem by using magic or some other impossible strategy.
poetry
Poetry
  • Verse written to evoke thoughts and feeling in the reader.
  • Often uses rhythm and rhyme to convey its message.
nonfiction
Nonfiction
  • Books that contain factual information about a subject, or reference books in general (like encyclopedias).
historical fiction
Historical Fiction
  • Stories that take place in a real location at a particular time in the past.
  • Characters may be fictional or real.
  • Some real events are mixed with fictional events of the time.
realistic fiction
Realistic Fiction
  • Stories that involve characters and events that appear to be realistic.
science fiction
Science Fiction
  • Stories in which the major events rely on scientific fact, discovery, or exploration and/or characters who are alien to Earth.
  • Setting may be Earth or some other space location.
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