Short Stories – Short narrative involving a simple plot and a few characters
Fables – are stories whose characters are animals who speak and act like humans.
Anecdotes – are merely the product of the writer’s imagination. The main aim is to bring lessons to the readers.
Legends – are usually talking about the origins of things/people/places/animals, etc.
Essays – expresses the viewpoint of the writer about and issue or topic.
Orations – formal treatment of a subject intended to be spoken in public.
News – are records of everyday events.
Biography – deals with the written accounts of a person’s life written by another person.
Epic is an extended narrative poetry about a hero of a race. The two types of Epic are: Popular Epic – doesn’t have a specific author. Example: Harvest song of Aliguyon, etc. Modern Epic – has a specific author. Example: Divine comedy of Dante, etc.
MetricalTales – these narrative are written in verse and can be classified as a ballad or a metrical romance.
Idylls or home tales – Bayani sa Bukid by Al Perez
Love Tales – Florante at Laura
Tales of supernatural written for strong moral purpose in verse form. Example: Ang Ibong Adarna
Ballad – a ballad is a story song that often has a refrain or chorus as in the example that follows.