Flashcards - Types of Literature

Flashcards - Types of Literature
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persuasive
Persuasion is an umbrella term of influence
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memoir
A memoir is a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private, that took place in the subject's life
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subject
The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was hit by a car is the person or thing about whom the statement is made, in this case 'John'
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autobiography
An autobiography is a written account of the life of a person written by that person
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short story
A short story is a piece of prose fiction that can be read in one sitting
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novella
A novella is a work of written, fictional, narrative prose normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel
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novel
A novel is a long narrative, normally in prose, which describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story
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fiction
Fiction is the classification for any story created by the imagination and, therefore, not based strictly on history or fact
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fiction
Fiction is the classification for any story created by the imagination and, therefore, not based strictly on history or fact
novel
A novel is a long narrative, normally in prose, which describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story
novella
A novella is a work of written, fictional, narrative prose normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel
short story
A short story is a piece of prose fiction that can be read in one sitting
autobiography
An autobiography is a written account of the life of a person written by that person
subject
The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was hit by a car is the person or thing about whom the statement is made, in this case 'John'
memoir
A memoir is a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private, that took place in the subject's life
persuasive
Persuasion is an umbrella term of influence
article
An article is a word that is used alongside a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun
biography
A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person's life
essay
An essay is, generally, a piece of writing that gives the author's own argument - but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet, and a short story
nonfiction
Creative nonfiction is a genre of writing that uses literary styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives
reference books
A reference work is a book or periodical to which one can refer for information
folklore
Folklore is traditional art, literature, knowledge, and practices that are passed on in large part through oral communication and example
diary
A diary is a record with discrete entries arranged by date reporting on what has happened over the course of a day or other period
first person point of view
A first-person narrative is a story from the first-person perspective: the viewpoint of a character writing or speaking directly about themselves
speech
Speech is the vocalized form of communication based upon the syntactic combination of lexicals and names that are drawn from very large vocabularies

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