- 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.
- 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.
- Metrical Tales – 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.
- Dramatic Poetry
- Social Poem
Other Types of Poetry:
- Acrostic Poem
- Concrete or form poetry
Types of Drama
- Melodrama or Musical
- Comedy of Error