All categories of books or stories can be called either fiction or non-fiction. Fiction a made up storya made up story can tell about things that could happencan tell about things that could happen is read for funis read for fun characters may be like real people or imaginarycharacters may be like real people or imaginary Non-Fiction has facts that can be checked and provenhas facts that can be checked and proven the author is an expert on this informationthe author is an expert on this information it IS TRUE!it IS TRUE!
TYPES OF NONFICTION: Narrative NonfictionNarrative Nonfiction - information based on fact that is presented in a format which tells a story. Essay -Essay - a short literary composition that reflects the authors outlook or point. A short literary composition on a particular theme or subject, usually in prose and generally analytic, speculative, or interpretative.
BiographyBiography - a written account of another persons life. AutobiographyAutobiography - the history of a persons life, written or told by that person. Often written in Narrative form of their persons life. SpeechSpeech - the faculty or power of speaking; oral communication; ability to express ones thoughts and emotions by speech, sounds, and gesture. Generally delivered in the form of an address or discourse.
TYPES OF FICTION: DramaDrama - genre of literature thats subject for compositions is dramatic art in the way it is represented. This genre is stories composed in verse or prose, usually for theatrical performance, where conflicts and emotion are expressed through dialogue and action. PoetryPoetry - verse and rhythmic writing with imagery that evokes an emotional response from the reader. The art of poetry is rhythmical in composition, written or spoken. This genre of literature is for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts.
FantasyFantasy - the forming of mental images with strange or other worldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality. HumorHumor - the faculty of perceiving what is amusing or comical. Fiction full of fun, fancy, and excitement which meant to entertain. This genre of literature can actually be seen and contained within all genres. FableFable - a story about supernatural or extraordinary people Usually in the form of narration that demonstrates a useful truth. In Fables, animals often speak as humans that are legendary and supernatural tales. Fairy TaleFairy Tale or wonder tale - a kind of folktale or fable. Sometimes the stories are about fairies or other magical creatures, usually for children.
Science FictionScience Fiction - a story based on impact of potential science, either actual or imagined. Science fiction is one of the genres of literature that is set in the future or on other planets. Short StoryShort Story - fiction of such briefness that is not able to support any subplots. Realistic FictionRealistic Fiction - a story that can actually happen and is true to real life. FolkloreFolklore - songs, stories, myths, and proverbs of a person of folk that was handed down by word of mouth. Folklore is a genre of literature that is widely held, but false and based on unsubstantiated beliefs.
Historical FictionHistorical Fiction - a story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting. HorrorHorror - an overwhelming and painful feeling caused by literature that is frightfully shocking, terrifying, or revolting. Fiction in which events evoke a feeling of dread in both the characters and the reader. Tall TaleTall Tale - a humorous story with blatant exaggerations, swaggering heroes who do the impossible with an here of nonchalance. LegendLegend - a story that sometimes of a national or folk hero. Legend is based on fact but also includes imaginative material. MysteryMystery - a genre of fiction that deals with the solution of a crime or the unraveling of secrets. Anything that is kept secret or remains unexplained or unknown.
MythologyMythology - a type of legend or traditional narrative. This is often based in part on historical events, that reveals human behavior and natural phenomena by its symbolism; often pertaining to the actions of the gods. A body of myths, as that of a particular people or that relating to a particular person. Fiction in VerseFiction in Verse - full-length novels with plot, subplots, themes, with major and minor characters. Fiction of verse is one of the genres of literature in which the narrative is usually presented in blank verse form.
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