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Types of Literature - Chapter Summary
This helpful chapter is a great way to review or learn more about the types of literature. In one concise chapter, you'll review the format and characteristics of fiction, nonfiction, informational texts and folk literature. After finishing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Outline the different types of fiction
- Identify types of nonfiction, including biographies and autobiographies
- Discuss the similarities of essays, letters and diaries
- Detail informational nonfiction writings, including editorials, speeches and articles
- Define folk literature and identify some of its books
Thoroughly review these topics at your own pace, then take the short quiz provided with each lesson. Each video features tabs that allow you to easily navigate to any section of the video for quick review. Our printable lesson transcripts are also a great way to review key concepts offline. Feel free to contact one of our instructors through the Dashboard with any questions you have.
1. 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.
2. Literary Nonfiction: Biographies & Autobiographies
Literary nonfiction consists of many types of writing. Two of the most popular types are biographies and autobiographies. Watch this video lesson to learn more about these two types.
3. Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More
Watch this video lesson to explore the world of literary nonfiction. You will learn the similarities and differences between journals, diaries, memoirs and much more.
4. Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More
Informational nonfiction is a large category that includes various types of writing. Learn about two of those types, articles and speeches, in this video lesson.
5. Folk Literature: Definition & Books
From China to Israel to the United States, folk literature exists wherever there are humans to tell stories or to sing songs. Come hear more about these pieces of oral heritage and encounter some examples of the genre that you're sure to recognize!
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