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- Explore Native American oral traditions and their influence on American literature.
- Study the three categories of fiction: novels, novellas and short stories.
- Differentiate among fables, folktales, legends and myths.
- Learn about various writing formats, including letters and interviews.
- Find out how writers employ satire, parody and spoof to amuse their readers and make them think.
1. Native American Oral Tradition: Heritage and Literary Influence
Native American nations have a rich oral tradition of storytelling. In this lesson, we'll explore the heritage and themes of American Indian stories and look at how they influenced later American literature.
2. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories
Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.
3. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples
In this lesson, learn about fables, folktales, myths and legends, stories that entertain and serve instructive or educational purposes. Discover how these types of stories differ from one another and about their prevalence throughout the world.
4. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms
In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.
5. Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing
Learn about how writers use satire, parody and spoof to make their readers laugh and think. Explore how these forms mock the conventions of specific literary works and genres.
6. Graphic Novel: Definition, Artists & Examples
Warning: this lesson may contain 'graphic' material not suitable for some viewers - unless of course they want to find out more about this artful literary form. Keep reading to discover the world of graphic novels and to meet the artists who bring them to life.
7. Nonfiction Novel: Definition & Examples
Discover the genre that captures the drama of the novel, only with true life facts. This lesson describes the nonfiction literary genre, as well as genre techniques and famous examples.
8. Romance Genre: Definition, History & Characteristics
From antique poems to modern paperbacks, the romance genre has certainly left a mark on the literary world. Explore this lesson to find out more about this genre, its characteristics, and its place in history!
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