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Genre Review

Genre Review

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Tags: ela   rl.6.9   literature   common core  

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novel
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long narrative that describes characters and events in a sequential story
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poem
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literary work in metrical form; verse
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drama
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a play performed in a theater, radio, or television
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short story
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narrative that is significantly shorter than a novel
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novella
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narrative that is longer than a short story but shorter than a novel
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tragedy
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a play with a sad ending where a lot of characters die
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comedy
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literary work intended to be humourous and amuse the audience
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fable
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a short text, often with animals as main characters, has a moral
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horror
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literary work that evokes feelings of dread and fear
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mystery
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literary work dealing with solving a crime or unraveling secrets
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mythology
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a traditional tale with Gods & Goddesses as main characters
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science fiction
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literary work often set in the future that uses advanced weapons or technology
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fairy tale
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"once upon a time"; traditional literature, often with magical creatures
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atlas
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a book of maps or charts
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fantasy
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a contemporary (modern) text with magical creatures in a strange world
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almanac
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an annual calendar dates and information about the ocean's tides & astronomy
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biography
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a true story of someone's life written by someone else; keywords HE or SHE
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autobiography
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a true story someone wrote about his (or her) own life; key word I
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satire
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writing about society in a funny way to solve a problem or get people to change
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