What is Genre?

According to the Fourth Edition Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory, genre is defined as “A French term for a kind, a literary type or class”(Cuddon 342).

Three definitions from Read Write Think:

1. A kind of literary or artistic work

2. A style of expressing yourself in writing

3. A class of artistic endeavor having a characteristic form or technique

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My List of Genres:

Audio Storytelling

Fairy Tale Fiction

Classic Literature

Contemporary Fiction & Nonfiction




Graphic Novel



Short Stories

World Literature

Young Adult


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