Genre What’s that?? According to the Dictionary... Genre is defined as – a kind, or type, as of works of literature, art, etc. Literary Genre falls into 2 categories – Fiction – Non-Fiction Literary Genre Fiction Non-Fiction – a making up of – The prefix Non imaginary giving a word an happenings opposite or reverse – any literary work meaning portraying imaginary – Something that is characters and NOT made up or events, as a novel, imaginary story or play Literary Genre Fiction Non- 17 Categories Fiction Drama Folklore Mythology 4 Categories Fable Horror Poetry Essay Fiction in Historical Realistic Narrative Verse Fiction Fiction Nonfiction Science Biography/ Fantasy Humor Fiction Autobiography Tall Tale Legend Short Story Speech Fairy Tale Mystery (Westerns) Fiction Sub-Groups Historical Fable Legend Drama Poetry Fiction Fairy Fiction Mystery Mythology Horror Tale in Verse Realistic Realistic Fiction Fiction Fantasy (Westerns) Folklore Science Humor Tall Tale Fiction Short Short Short Short Story Story Story Story Non-Fiction Biography/Autobiography – True story about a real person Essay – Reflects the author’s outlook or opinion Narrative Nonfiction – Factual information presented in a story Speech – Public address or discourse Dewey Classification The Dewey Classification System has a number for EVERY kind of book. Fiction and Non-Fiction alike Libraries choose to pull the fiction books and organize them separately for ease of access, because there is so much. Dewey Numbers for Major Categories 813 - American Fiction 591 - Animals Filed as F or FIC by Author 796 - Sports 823 - English Fiction 500 - Science Filed as F or FIC by Author 780 - Music 811 - Poetry 920 - Biography Filed as B or 92 by Author 398 - Fairy Tales Looking for Books So remember, when looking for any genre of book, each has its own address (Dewey Number) and all you need to find it, is the number. My hope is that you have learned something about genre and the Dewey Classification System.
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