World Literature: Genres, Styles & Trends


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Contemporary world literature can be written by which of the following groups?

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1. A relatively new and popular type of contemporary world literature is the _____, which uses illustrations and dialogue to create the story.

2. One of the biggest thematic trends of contemporary world literature is _____, which seeks to represent minorities, oppressed peoples, and people from non-Western countries.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

World literature encompasses many different writing styles and genres in order to express a variety of perspectives. With this quiz/worksheet, you'll be answering questions on important topics like the group(s) that write contemporary world literature and a new style of this type of writing that employs illustrations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For the quiz/worksheet, you'll be tested on these key points:

  • Major theme in contemporary world literature
  • Genre(s) used to represent minority perspectives
  • One example of this type of writing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the styles and genres in contemporary world literature
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a theme in contemporary world literature that's based on the perspective of minorities and non-western societies
  • Making connections - use your understanding of contemporary world literature to explain how it's associated with a style of writing that includes illustrations

Additional Learning

Writing can express a multitude of perspectives. To learn more, simply review the lesson we've called World Literature: Genres, Styles & Trends. These points will be discussed:

  • Characteristics of memoirs
  • Examples of books written in modern subgenres of world literature
  • Other prevalent themes in world literature
  • Writing styles