Download 8.17 Kb.
Date conversion26.06.2017
Size8.17 Kb.
Genre Definitions


All of the information in a non-fiction book is based on the known true facts.  Nothing can be made up.  Non-fiction books include how-to books, science books, history books, biographies, autobiographies and much more.  Non-fiction books can be about any subject.


A biography is the story of a real person's life, written or told by another person.  


An autobiography is the story of a real person's life, written or told by that person.  
Fictional stories may be based on actual events or people or may be based entirely on the author's imagination, but fictional stories all contain elements that are made-up or created by the author.

Realistic Fiction

Fictional stories are pieces that take place in modern time, right here and now.  The characters are involved in events that could really happen.

Fictional stories, usually realistic, are about mysterious events which are not explained or a crime that is not solved until the end of the story to keep the reader in suspense.



Fiction that contains elements that are NOT realistic, such as talking animals, magical powers, etc.  Make-believe is what this genre is all about.

Science Fiction


ictional stories which include futuristic technology or a blend of scientific fact and fictional elements fall into this genre.

Historical Fiction

Stories which take place in a particular time period in the past.  Often the basic setting is real, but the characters are fictional.

Folk Tales, Tall Tales,

and Fairy Tales

Folk tales are stories with no known creator.  They were originally passed down from one generation to another by word of mouth.  The authors on folk tale books today are retelling these stories.  Although, folk tales are sometimes based on real historical figures, there are fictional elements to the story.  Tall tales are generally folk tales in which the main character is bigger than life in some way -- examples would be Paul Bunyan, Mike Fink, Swamp Angel, etc. Fairy tales were often created to teach children behavior in an entertaining way.  


Myths are stories that usually explain something about the world and involve gods and other supernatural beings.  


Poetry is verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader.  It often uses rhythm and rhyme to help convey its meaning.  
: faculty -> nklos
faculty -> Running head: going deeper with multicultural education
faculty -> Greenwood professor of hellenistic greek and indo-european philology in the victoria university of manchester tutor in new testament language and literature
faculty -> Mastering New Testament Greek Textbook Ted Hildebrandt Baker Academic
faculty -> Zahoor uddin
faculty -> Umkc law Faculty Cumulative Scholarship 2001 present Jasmine Abdel-khalik
faculty -> Curriculum vitae paul r. Bergstresser, M. D
faculty -> The Importance of Homer to Ancient Greek History
faculty -> Scary Story Rubric
nklos -> Here’s where you grab the reader or make them curious
nklos -> Directions: After reading, watching, and listening to “The Monkey’s Paw”, follow the steps below to write a compare and contrast essay. Step 1

The database is protected by copyright © 2017
send message

    Main page