The two most general types of literature are fiction and nonfiction. Fiction is literature created through the author's imagination, while nonfiction is literature based on fact. Within these two categories, literature c... More »

The two types of literature are written and oral. Written literature includes novels and poetry. It also has subsections of prose, fiction, myths, novels and short stories. Oral literature includes folklore, ballads, myt... More »

Children's books come in a variety of genres, including picture books, rhythmic books, folklore, fairy tales, fantasy books, first books, concept books and issue books. The way a book is formatted and its content determi... More »

The winners of the 2014 National Book Award were Phil Klay's "Redeployment" in the fiction category and "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China" by Evan Osnos in the nonfiction category. In t... More »

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A work of fiction comes from the imagination, while nonfiction work is based on facts. A fictitious story may be based on real events or people and may contain certain facts, but if the overall work is made up, then it i... More »

In fiction and nonfiction, structure helps writers progress from one set of ideas and events to the next, producing consistent themes that recur throughout the composition. For example, in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" s... More »

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Some general questions for discussing fiction are "Did you identify with the story?" "What was the pivotal scene in the story?" "What were the characters' motivations?" and "Was the ending fulfilling?" Other questions in... More »

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