Geres of Literature


    • Novel & Novelette
    • Long narrative divided into various chapters.
    • The events are taken from true-to-life stories.
    • Short Stories – Short narrative involving a simple plot and a few characters
    • Folk Tales
    • Fairy Tales
    • Whimsical Tales
    • 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.
    • Parables
    • Legends – are usually talking about the origins of things/people/places/animals, etc.
    • Myths
    • Essays – expresses the viewpoint of the writer about and issue or topic.
    • Speeches
    • Declamations
    • 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.


    Narrative Poetry

    1. 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. ExampleDivine comedy of Dante, etc.
    2. Metrical Tales – these narrative are written in verse and can be classified as a ballad or a metrical romance.
    3. Idylls or home tales – Bayani sa Bukid by Al Perez
    4. Love Tales  – Florante at Laura
    5. Tales of supernatural written for strong moral purpose in verse form. ExampleAng Ibong Adarna
    6. Ballad – a ballad is a story song that often has a refrain or chorus as in the example that follows.
    7. Dramatic Poetry
    8. Social Poem
    9. Corrido
    10. Awit

    Other Types of Poetry:

    • Haiku
    • Tanka
    • Limericks
    • Acrostic Poem
    • Concrete or form poetry

    Types of Drama

    • Comedy
    • Tragedy
    • Melodrama or Musical
    • Farce
    • Satire
    • Morality
    • Comedy of Error
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