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Topic Pages - Genres
In modern literary usage, a sustained work of prose fiction a volume or more in length. It is distinguished from the short story and the...
Imaginative literary form, particularly suitable for describing emotions and thoughts. Poetry is highly ‘compressed’ writing, often...
Short work of prose fiction, usually consisting of between 500 and 10,000 words, which typically either sets up and resolves a single...
Or mystery story, literary genre in which the cause (or causes) of a mysterious happening, often a crime, is gradually revealed by the hero or...
Topic Pages - Literary Terms
Or rime, the most prominent of the literary artifices used in versification. Although it was used in ancient East Asian poetry, rhyme was...
Figure of speech using an analogy or close comparison between two things that are not normally treated as if...
In the arts, the use of symbols to concentrate or intensify meaning, making the work more subjective than objective. In the visual...