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Genres of Literature

Match each genre of literature to its correct description.

Fictionstories with imaginary characters and events
Realistic Fictionstories with characters who take part in activities that could really happen
Historical Fictionstories set in the past with characters who take part in actual historical events
Science Fictionstories involving actual or future scientific phenomena
Fantasystories set in make-believe worlds, often with non-human characters
Mysterystories with characters who try to solve a crime or unexplained event
Nonfictiontrue stories of actual events or characters
Biographya person's life story written by another person
AutobiographyA person's life story written by himself or herself
Referenceinformation sources such as encyclopedias, yearbooks, directories, and atlases
Informationa book or article that introduces the reader to various topical material and "how to" information on various subjects
Newspapera daily or weekly publication of current events
Poetrywords arranged in metrical pattern, often using rhymed verse in an imaginative style
Playa story for stage performance by actors
Folk Talean anonymous, timeless, and placeless story that was originally told rather than written

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