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					  Genres!

By: Jordan Dalton
 What are the different genres?
 • There are many different genres, but this
             slideshow will show:
Mystery
Detective
Romance
Horror
                  Mystery?
• 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

•   Clues
•   Distractions
•   Suspense
•   Detective
•   Suspects
•   Structure
                Detective
• 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
    culprit
                Romance
• 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
  marriage.
      Elements of a romance
• Conflict-Divides the lovers
• Growth-Characters must grow throughout
  the story, if not it leaves the reader
  unsatisfied
• 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/Gothic literature
• Horror is a fiction that is intended to
  frighten, disturb or horrify the reader.
• Usually this genre is about the
  supernatural.
• Related to any fiction with a morbid,
  horrific, bizarre, suspenseful or
  startling theme.
• Many stories of the supernatural are
  not horror.
          Horror/Gothic elements
• 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
  the characters.
• Main characters are people we can understand
  and possibly identify with, although the
  characters are usually disturbed or peculiar
  individuals.
• Dark mood, immediate response by reader.

				
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