Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning


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How is a literary form different from genre?

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1. If you're experiencing a piece of fiction that's being performed on stage, joining monologues and dialogues by characters with stage directions, then what kind of fiction are you experiencing?

2. Which literary form is written in ordinary, non-metrical language and communicates facts or opinions about reality?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many types of genres, and it might be of help to learn the literary form they fall into. Learn about literary forms and genres with this worksheet and quiz. You will learn about genres such as epics, mysteries and romances.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to define and give examples of:

  • Literary Form
  • Nonfiction prose
  • Fiction Prose
  • Poetry
  • Drama

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on literary forms and genres
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about literary forms and the genres they include
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast literary forms and genres in both fiction and non-fiction

Additional Learning

To learn more about literary forms, review the accompanying lesson on literary forms and genres. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the four major literary forms
  • Differentiate between literary forms
  • Define genre
  • Give examples of genres
  • Discuss the types of language used in various literary forms