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Writing Genres by Mind Map: Writing Genres
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Writing Genres

A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or even length. The distinctions between genres and categories are flexible and loosely defined, often with subgroups. The most general genres in literature are epic, tragedy, comedy, and creative nonfiction. They can all be in the form of prose or poetry. Additionally, a genre such as satire, allegory or pastoral might appear in any of the above, not only as a subgenre, but as a mixture of genres. Finally, they are defined by the general cultural movement of the historical period in which they were composed. Genre should not be confused with age categories, by which literature may be classified as either adult, young-adult, or children's. They also must not be confused with format, such as graphic novel or picture book. The concept of "genre" has been criticized by Jacques Derrida.

Persuasive

Writing to ask the listener to accept a certain position or viewpoint

Fiction

Fiction (Latin: fictum, "created") is a branch of literature which deals, in part or in whole, with temporally contrafactual events (events that are not true at the time of writing). In contrast...

Short Stories

Literary Novels

Excellent Writing, Originality of Style

Screenplays

Commercial Fiction

Science Fiction

Romance

Mystery

Thriller

Western

Young Adult

Non-fiction

Nonfiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. This presentation may be accurate or not; that is, it can give either a true or a false account of the subject...

Creative Non-fiction, such as Memoir

Journaling

Autobiography

Essays

Screenplays

Almanac

Biography

Historical

Textbooks

User manuals

Poetry

Poetry (from the Greek "ποίησις", poiesis, a "making") is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent...

Haiku

Limericks

Epics

Cinquian

Free verse

Journalism

Journalism is the craft of conveying news, descriptive material and opinion via a widening spectrum of media. These include newspapers, magazines, radio and television, the internet and even, more...

Magazines

Newspapers

Journal Articles

TV Writing

Expository

Writing to convey information

Narrative

Personal story, either fiction or non-fiction