What is a Genre

RonPaulCirriculum English 7 Week 14

A genre is a genre of course, and to tell the truth I really don't know how to explain it but I will try my  best.

A genre for example is"

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Epic
  • Erotic
  • Nonsense
  • Lyric
  • Mythopoeia
  • Romance
  • Satire
  • Tragedy
  • Tragicomedy

All of these topics are examples

"Comedy"
This article is about a genre of dramatic works. For other uses, see Comedy (disambiguation). For the popular meaning of the term "comedy"

"Drama"
"Dramas" and "Dramatics" redirect here.

"Epic"
An epic poem, epic (from Latin epicus, from the Ancient Greek)

"Erotic"
Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of human sexual relationships which have the power to or are intended to arouse the reader sexually

"Nonsense"
Literary nonsense (or nonsense literature) is a broad categorization of literature that balances elements that make sense with some that do not, with the effect of subverting language conventions or logical reasoning.

"Lyric"
lyric poetry is a formal type of poetry which expresses personal emotions or feelings, typically spoken in the first person

"Mythopoeia"
Mythopoeia (also mythopoesis, after Hellenistic Greek μυθοποιία, μυθοποίησις "myth-making") is a narrative genre in modern literature and film where a fictional mythology is created by the writer of prose or other fiction. This meaning of the word mythopoeia follows its use by J. R. R. Tolkien in the 1930s. The authors in this genre integrate traditional mythological themes and archetypes into fiction.

"Romance"
As a literary genre of high culture, romance or chivalric romance is a type of prose and verse narrative that was popular in the aristocratic circles of High Medieval and Early Modern Europe. They were fantastic stories about marvel-filled adventures, often of a knight-errant portrayed as having heroic qualities, who goes on a quest, yet it is "the emphasis on love and courtly manners distinguishes it from the chanson de geste and other kinds of epic, in which masculine military heroism predominates."

"Satire"
satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement.

"Tragedy"
Tragedy (from the Greek: τραγῳδία, tragōidia) is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in audiences.

"Tragicomedy"
Tragicomedy is a literary genre that blends aspects of both tragic and comic forms. Most often seen in dramatic literature, the term can variously describe either a tragic play which contains enough comic elements to lighten the overall mood or a serious play with a happy ending

Got all information from Wikipedia.


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