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Major Literary Genres - Chapter Summary
Review major literary genres with this useful online study guide chapter. The chapter's bite-sized video lessons cover the main components of fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry and other genres. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Compare different types of genres
- Recognize the characteristics of fiction and nonfiction
- Evaluate dramatic terms and styles
- Describe poetry as a literary form
Following each lesson is a short quiz to help you remember the information you study. The chapter is available at any time that fits your schedule, and you can access it using any computer or mobile device. If you have any questions about these literary genres, feel free to reach out to our instructors online.
1. What is Genre? - Definition & Types
Genre is a French word that means sort or style. It is often used to classify different types of art. In this lesson, we will define genre, learn why it's important and look at how genres evolve over time.
2. What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types
In this lesson, we will learn about fiction. We'll take a close look at its definitions and its types and explore the difference between literary and commercial fiction.
3. What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples
There are a wide variety of genres of literature, but most can be separated into two categories. Watch this video lesson to learn about one of those categories: nonfiction.
4. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles
Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.
5. Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples
This lesson will introduce the formal qualities of poetry and the ways that it differs from prose. Among other things, we'll consider meter, rhyme schemes, stanzas, and popular poetic forms.
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