Three (3) Genres of Literature English literature
Consists of those written within the common flow of conversation in sentence and paragraphs. Prose is a form of language which applies ordinary grammatical structure and natural flow of speech rather than rhythmic structure (as in traditional poetry). It is commonly used, for example:
This is long narrative divided into chapters. The events are taken from to life stories…and spam long period of time.
- SHORT STORY
It is a narrative involving one or more characters, one plot and one single impression.
This is presented on stage, is divided into acts and has many scenes.
These are fictitious narratives, usually about origins.
These are also fictitious, they deal animals and imitate things that speak and act like people, and their purpose is to enlighten the minds of children to events that can mold their ways and attitudes.
A merely product of the writer’s imagination and the main aim is to bring out lessons to the readers and attitudes.
This is expresses the viewpoint of the writer about a particular problem or event.
It is Deals with the life of a person, which may be about himself, his autobiography or that of others.
Is Report of everyday events in society, government, science and industry and accidents, happening nationally or not.
A formal treatment of a subject and is intended to be spoken in public. It appeals to the intellect, to the will or to the emotions of the audience.
Comes from the Greek poiesis — with a broad meaning of a “making”, seen also in such terms as “hemopoiesis”; more narrowly, the making of poetry. It is refers to those expressions in verse, with measure and rhyme, line and stanza and has a more melodious tone.
Two types of poetry:
- NARRATIVE POETRY – describes important events in life real or imaginary.
- LYRIC POETRY – refers to that king of poetry meant to be song to the accompaniment of a lyre, but now this applies to any type of poetry that expresses emotions and fillings of the poet.
Types of Narrative Poetry:
An extended narrative about heroic exploits often under supernatural control. It may deal with heroes and gods.
- METRICAL TALE
A Narrative, which is written in verse and can be classified either as a ballad or as a metrical romance.
Of the narrative poems, this is the shortest and simplest. It has a simple structure and tells of a single incident.
Types of Lyric Poetry:
- FOLKSONGS (AWIT NG BAYAN)
These are short poems intended to be sung. The common theme is love, despair, grief, doubt, joy, hope and sorrow.
A lyric poem of 14 lines dealing with an emotion, a feeling of an idea.
This is a lyric poem, which express feelings of grief and melancholy and whose theme is death.
A poem of noble feeling, expressed with dignity, with no definite syllables or definite number of lines in a stanza.
- PSALM (DALIT)
It is a sound praising god or the Virgin Mary and containing a philosophy of life.
- AWIT (SONG)
Measures of a 12 (do decasyllabic) and slowly sung to the accompaniment of a guitar or Banduria.
Have measure of eight (octosyllabic) and recited to a martial beat.
Drama is the theatrical dialogue performed on stage, it consists of 5 acts.
Types of Drama:
It is comes from the Greek “komos” meaning festivity or revelry. This is usually light and written with the purpose of amusing, and usually has a happy ending.
It is usually used in musical plays with opera. It arouses immediate and intense emotions and is usually sad but there is a happy ending for the principal character.
Involves the hero struggling mightily against dynamic forces; he meets death or ruin without success and satisfaction obtained by the protagonist in a comedy.
Exaggerated comedy, situations are too ridiculous to be true; and the characters seem to be caricatures and the motives undignified and absurd.