Genre Definitions
Characteristics
What Genre is it?
Figurative Language
Word Parts

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A story with FICTIONAL CHARACTERS and EVENTS, but takes place in a non-fiction setting.
What is Historical Fiction?

100

-usually a collection of 10-20 STORIES of a person's life -MAJOR DETAILS of a person's life. -DOES NOT FOLLOW CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.
What is a MEMOIR?

100

This usually has FAIRIES, MAGIC, AND CREATURES written in it. Can start with, "Once upon a time..."
What is a FAIRY TALE?

100

Language that IS NOT taken LITERALLY.
What is an FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE?

100

The prefix PATER- means......
...father.

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A PORTION of a PERSON's LIFE, WRITTEN by that person.
What is a MEMOIR?

200

-has SYMBOLLISM -has a COUPLET or STANZA -can be an ACROSTIC
What is POETRY?

200

The story is performed on STAGE and contains CONFLICTS and EMOTION within the DIALOGUE.
What is a DRAMA?

200

When two or more words that BEGIN with the SAME LETTER.
What is an ALLITERATION?

200

The prefix acri-/acid- means...
...sour, bitter.

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A WHOLE story of a person's life WRITTEN by ANOTHER PERSON.
What is a BIOGRAPY?

300

-story take place in the PAST -FICTIONAL CHARACTER PLOTS, but based on HISTORY
What is HISTORICAL FICTION?

300

Story about a person's entire life that is written by THAT person.
What is an AUTOBIOGRAPHY?

300

When the author PAINTS PICTURE in your head by using the FIVE SENSES.
What is IMAGERY?

300

The suffix -ary means...
...pertaining to, connected with.

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Stories based on SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, usually set in the FUTURE or on a different PLANET.
What is SCIENCE FICTION?

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-may have ROBOTS in the story. -may take place in SPACE or involve TIME TRAVEL -happens in the FUTURE
What is SCIENCE FICTION?

400

A very short story that tells a useful TRUTH or LIFE LESSON. Usually has animals that speak.
What is a FABLE?

400

When NON-HUMAN things are given HUMAN characteristics or traits.
What is PERSONIFICATION?

400

The prefix mal- means...
...bad, wrongful, ill.

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VERSES AND RYTHYMS; writing with IMAGERY with EMOTIONAL RESPONSES.
What is POETRY?

500

-can be 100's of different versions -usually goes from BIRTH to DEATH -and usually LONG
What is a BIOGRAPHY?

500

Songs, stories, myths, or proverbs of people handed down through generations by WORD OF MOUTH.
What is a FOLK TALE?

500

EXTREME EXAGGERATION!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is a HYPERBOLE?

500

What does the prefix anthrop- mean...
...the orgin of human, early man.