GENRE DEFINITIONS TO KNOW FOR MONDAY’S QUIZ See your Genre Geniuses for examples Biography – see Isabella and Jenna for examples A biography is the story of a real person's life, written or told by another person. Autobiography – see Abby and Abigail for examples An autobiography is the story of a real person's life, written or told by that person. Non-fiction – See Alicia, Jack W., and Cati for examples All of the information in a non-fiction book is based on the known true facts. Nothing can be made up. Non-fiction books include how-to books, informational books, biographies, autobiographies and much more. Realistic Fiction – see Evie and Boris for examples Fictional stories that take place in modern time, right here and now. The characters are involved in events that could really happen. Mystery/Suspense – see Madison and Sammy for examples Mystery/Suspense is a fictional story, usually realistic, about a mysterious event which is not explained or a crime that is not solved until the end of the story to keep the reader in suspense. It usually includes clues, suspects, victims, detectives, and questions. Fantasy – see Luke and Austin for examples Fantasy is fiction that contains elements that are NOT realistic, such as talking animals, magical powers, etc. Makebelieve is what this genre is all about. Science Fiction – see Jack G. and Julian for examples Science fiction is a story which include futuristic technology, space, aliens, time travel, and robots. It is a blend of scientific fact and fictional elements. Historical Fiction – see Maggie and Maggie for examples Historical Fiction is a story which takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting and events are real but the characters are usually fictional. Myths and Legends – see Sui Lin and Emma for examples Myths and legends are stories that usually explain something about the world and involve gods and other supernatural beings. They are ancient and traditional stories that are passed down. Poetry – see Clio and Liem for examples Poetry is verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader. It sometimes uses rhythm and rhyme to help express its meaning, and it uses lots of figurative language and your 5-senses.