List and examples of genres

  • In a multi-genre project, you have an unlimited variety of genres from which to choose. 

     
    What types of genres can you use?

    Your multi-genre project will contain a variety of genres that are informative, literary/creative, and functional. You will have a lot of choice about what to include. But BEWAREthis should not be a haphazard collage of disjointed "stuff;" you must connect the genres and what they represent with a central, significant theme or idea (repetend). Your creative efforts must be informed by solid research, including research about the genres themselves.

    Before you select each genre for your project, you’ll need to ask yourself, “Why am I choosing this genre? What do I want to be able to say or express through this genre?” If you can’t answer that question, you are not ready to work on it. Your choices must be intentional and have apurpose. 

    Informational

    Literary/Creative

    Functional

    Biography

    Television show script

    Personal note/letter

    News article
    (feature or hard news)

    Play

    Diary

    Magazine article

    Song lyrics

    Memo(s)

    Sports Story

    Poems

    Email exchange

    Informative essay

    Comic Strip/comic book

    Facebook page

    Expository essay

    Editorial Cartoon

    Eulogy

    Argumentation essay

    Dramatic scene/ One-Act play

    Advertisement (display/print)/ Action figure ad

    Transcript of an interview

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    Poem for 2 voices

    Classified ad

    Comparison/Contrast essay

    Picture book/children’s story

    Advice column

    Advice column

    Monologue

    Police report

    Obituaries

    Short story

    Tabloid article

     

    Myth

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    Resume/cover letter

    Other?

    Fairy tale

    Letter to the editor/ editorial article

     

    Fable

    Eyewitness account

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    Other?

    Encyclopedia entry

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    Movie review

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    Other?