GENRES OF LITERATURE.docx - Types of Genre There are five types of genres in literature which include Poetry Poetry is the first major literary genre

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Types of Genre There are five types of genres in literature, which include: Poetry Poetry is the first major literary genre. All types of poetry share specific characteristics. In fact, poetry is a form of text that follows a meter and rhythm , with each line and syllable. It is further subdivided into different genres, such an epic poem, narrative , romantic, dramatic, and lyric . Dramatic poetry includes melodrama , tragedy , and comedy , while other poems includes ode, sonnet , elegy , ballad , song, and epic. Popular examples of epic poems include Paradise Lost, by John Milton, The Iliad and The Odyssey, by Homer. Examples of romantic poems include Red Red Rose, by Robert Burns. All these poetic forms share specific features, such as they do not follow paragraphs or sentences; they use stanzas and lines instead. Some forms follow very strict rules of length, and number of stanzas and lines, such as villanelle , sonnet, and haiku . Others may be free- form, like Feelings, Now, by Katherine Foreman, which is devoid of any
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