By: Jordan Dalton
What are the different genres?
• There are many different genres, but this
slideshow will show:
• This is a loosely defined term, it usually relates
to detective fiction or crime fiction.
• It is a novel or short story in which a detective
which can be a professional or an amateur
investigates, and solves a crime. They can be
non fiction also.
• Mystery is the emphasis of a puzzle and a
solution, or the puzzle being solved.
• Supernatural elements rarely come into play.
The detective usually has nothing material to
gain from solving the crime.
Elements of mystery
• This genre is a branch of crime fiction.
• Usually a detective amateur or
professional investigates a crime
• Usually the crime committed is murder.
Elements of detective
• The ‘perfect’ crime
• Dim witted police
• Detectives with a superior mind
• Revealing the unexpected identity of the
• Romance is usually in the form of a novel,
poem, drama, short story or novella.
• Modern romance focuses on faithfulness
and adversity. Usually it has a “happily
ever after” ending, mostly ending in
Elements of a romance
• Conflict-Divides the lovers
• Growth-Characters must grow throughout
the story, if not it leaves the reader
• Resolution-Problems between the two in
love need to be resolved for the “happily
ever after” to be believable. Central
conflict must be permanent and deep.
• Horror is a fiction that is intended to
frighten, disturb or horrify the reader.
• Usually this genre is about the
• Related to any fiction with a morbid,
horrific, bizarre, suspenseful or
• Many stories of the supernatural are
• Unforeseen sequences of events that usually
begin normal and involve supernatural elements.
• Contrasts between the oddity of the events with
the ins and outs of daily life-readers relate with
• Main characters are people we can understand
and possibly identify with, although the
characters are usually disturbed or peculiar
• Dark mood, immediate response by reader.