Flashcards in Types of fictional text Deck (6)
What is a short story?
A text which focuses primarily on atmosphere and often leaves unanswered questions. it is only a few thousand words long with limited characters.
What is a novella?
A novella is a medium sized story with one plot line. It may or may not be split into chapters. An example is Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'.
What is a novel?
A novel is a modern text with multiple plot points, well developed characters and a finished conclusion. They are often split into chapters and include 'Lord of the Flies'.
What are the 3 types of fiction text?
Prose, poetry and drama.
What is a genre?
A certain category; for example, within fiction you can have science fiction or Bildungsroman (which shows the psychological, moral and intellectual development of characters - the 'Harry Potter' series is an example of a Bildungsroman text).