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Genres and literature. Genre means : a category (class), or the type of writing style or format. Mrs. Kovacs. All categories of books or stories can be called either : fiction or non-fiction. Genres of Literature. What are the five basic genres of literature?. II. 5 Basic Types

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genres and literature

Genres and literature

Genre means:

a category (class), or the type of writing style or format.

Mrs. Kovacs

genres of literature
Genres of Literature

What are the five basic genres of literature?

II. 5 Basic Types

A. Fiction

B. Nonfiction

C. Poetry

D. Plays

E. Folktales

fiction
Fiction
  • A made up story
  • Can tell about things that could happen
  • Is read for fun
  • Characters may be like real people or imaginary
genre subcategories fiction
Folktales

Fantasy

Mystery

Poetry

Historical Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Traditional Literature

Genre – SubcategoriesFICTION
historical fiction
HISTORICAL FICTION
  • Takes place in the PAST
  • Revolves around a historical event
realistic fiction
REALISTIC FICTION
  • A story that could happen
  • Usually takes place in the present
  • Plot, character, & setting are believable
science fiction
Science Fiction

1.Usually takes place in

the future

2. Involves advanced

technology

3. May take place

in outer space

fantasy
Fantasy

1. Contains magic or

special powers

2. May contain animals

that speak

3. Couldn’t possibly happen!

4. Usually has a good vs. evil

conflict

mystery
Mystery

1. May involve a

crime that needs

to be solved

2. Includes secret

that need to be

unraveled

folktale
FOLKTALE
  • A traditional story that tries to explain or understand the world or nature.
  • Handed down from generation to generation usually by oral retelling.
  • Has a moral (lesson) to learned from
  • Folktales are part of many different cultures
  • Can have key phrases such as

“Once Upon a Time”

poetry
POETRY
  • Writing that reaches people’s emotions
  • Can be written in short verses
  • When read aloud, it has a rhythm
  • Sometimes words rhyme or have a sound pattern
poetry1
POETRY
  • THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF POETRY:
non fiction
Non-Fiction
  • Has facts that can be checked and proven
  • The author is an expert on this information.
genre sub categories non fiction
Genre – SubcategoriesNON-FICTION
  • Informational
  • “How to” books
  • Arts and crafts books
  • Biographies