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Genres of Fiction

Genres of Fiction

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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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romance
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literary work that focuses on relationships, and usually has an emotionally satisfying ending
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satire
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literary work that ridicules individuals or society so that they improve
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tragedy
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a play that focuses on human suffering and offers catharsis for audience members
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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 narrative demonstrating a useful truth or 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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traditional narrative that depicts human behavior and natural events through symbolism and gods
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parody
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literary work that imitates another piece of work with deliberate exaggeration for comedic effect
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science fiction
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literary work based on actual, imagined, or potential science
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