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Ch 1: Major Literary Genres

About This Chapter

Take a look at these engaging lessons to study important literary genres. This chapter is a great resource for anyone who needs to review literary genres for upcoming exams, class assignments, homework or essays.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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