Fiction

Genres Type on Novel

What are the different types of genres?
Definition of Genre. Genre means a type of art, literature, or music characterized by a specific form, content, and style. For example, literature has four main genres: poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction.

Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode with socially-agreed-upon conventions developed over time. Wikipedia

“Written genres” (more commonly known as “literary genres”) are those works of prose, poetry, drama, hybrid forms, or other literature that are distinguished by shared literary conventions, similarities in topic, theme, style, tropes, or common settings, character types, or formulaic patterns of character interactions and events, and an overall predictable form. Genres are not wholly fixed categories of writing, but their content evolves according to social and cultural contexts and contemporary questions of morals and norms.

The most enduring genres are those literary forms that were defined and performed by the Ancient Greeks, definitions sharpened by the proscriptions of our earliest literary critics and rhetorical scholars such as Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Aeschylus, Aspasia, Euripides and others. The prevailing genres of literary composition in Ancient Greece were all written and constructed to explore cultural, moral, or ethical questions; they were ultimately defined as the genres of epic, tragedy, and comedy.

Aristotle’s proscriptive analysis of tragedy, for example, as expressed in his Rhetoric and Poetics, saw it as having six parts (music, diction, plot, character, thought, and spectacle) working together in particular ways. Thus Aristotle establishes one of the earliest delineations of the elements that define genre. Literary genres are often defined by the cultural expectations and needs of a particular historical and, cultural moment or place.

Genres Type on Novel

  • Shounen
  • Harem
  • Comedy
  • Martial Arts
  • School Life
  • Mystery
  • Shoujo
  • Romance
  • Sci-fi
  • Gender Bender
  • Mature
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Drama
  • Tragedy
  • Supernatural
  • Ecchi
  • Xuanhuan
  • Adventure
  • Action
  • Psychological
  • Xianxia
  • Wuxia
  • Historical
  • Slice of Life
  • Seinen
  • Lolicon
  • Adult
  • Josei
  • Sports
  • Smut
  • Mecha
  • Yaoi
  • Shounen Ai

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