a story told generation to generation, usually by
word of mouth
stories that could actually "happen" in real
fiction in which events evoke
feelings of fright in both the characters and the reader
early people's way to explain the universe
stories based on real or imagined
inventions, space travel or life in other worlds, usually set in
a short story, usually with animal characters, that
teaches a lesson about what is important in life.
fiction dealing with the solution of a crime or the
unraveling of secrets
Verses are written in stanzas;
may include patterns of rhyme to capture readers' interest;
uses carefully selected words and phrases to create vivid
pictures in the reader's mind
a particular style or type of writing- either fiction or non-fiction
a magical world where anything is possible
genre of writing that tells the accounts of real people, places, and events
usually contains an extraordinary person, exaggeration, and an explanation
stories with fictional characters and events
in a historical setting
a story, handed down from the past that people tell
as a "true story" but sometimes the details are difficult to
genre of writing that tells about imaginary people and events
a subcategory within a particular genre
includes magic or something enchanted, involves a problem that is solved and the good people live happily ever after
Presented to an audience;
Has a cast of characters;
Parts are called acts or scenes.
Has props to help support the action.
Has dialogue that tells actors what to say.
The stage directions are in italics.