Guidelines for Reading and Analyzing Literature Literature is classified by genre (type or kind). Although critics disagree on how to define and label different genres, the three basic forms of literature are prose, drama, and poetry. Most works we read as literature are imaginative (fictional), but some nonimaginative (nonfictional) works are read as literature as well. Nonfiction prose includes history, biography, autobiography, religious and philosophical writing, literary criticism, political tracts, travel literature, and essays on many other subjects. These broad genres are classified in many different ways, according to their form and content, into "modes" or "kinds" or "subgenres." Some subcategories of fiction, drama and film include romantic comedy, satire, mystery, horror, fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, bildungsroman (stories of initiation into adult life), psychological novels or plays, domestic romance or tragedy, historical fiction or drama.
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