Writing in the Classroom: Middle School: Genre

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  1. genre
    a kind of literary or artistic work
  2. fiction
    a literary work based on the imagination
  3. fictional
    related to or involving imaginative literary work
  4. science fiction
    genre involving the imagined impact of technology on society
  5. drama
    the literary genre of works intended for the theater
  6. comedy
    light and humorous drama with a happy ending
  7. mystery
    a story about a crime presented as a novel or play or movie
  8. thriller
    a suspenseful story, play, or movie
  9. short story
    a brief but fully developed prose narrative
  10. novel
    an extended fictional work in prose
  11. novella
    a short novel
  12. poetry
    literature in metrical form
  13. nonfiction
    prose writing that is not formed by the imagination
  14. prose
    ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
  15. essay
    an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  16. biography
    an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  17. autobiography
    a book or account of your own life
  18. memoir
    an account of the author's personal experiences
  19. historical
    of or relating to the study of recorded time
  20. anecdote
    short account of an incident
Created on July 28, 2022 (updated August 2, 2022)

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