Types of Story

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Words Related to Literature - Types of Story

Here you will learn some English words for types of story, such as "melodrama", "fantasy", and "allegory".

Words Related to Literature
allegorynoun

a story, poem, painting, etc. in which the characters and events are used as symbols to convey moral or political lessons

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anecdotenoun

a short interesting story about a real event or person, often biographical

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chick litnoun

novels that are aimed at young women, usually with a single woman as the main character

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cyberpunknoun

a genre of science fiction set in a future dystopian society dominated by computer technology

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fablenoun

a short story on morality with animal characters

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fairy talenoun

a children's story about magical creatures and lands

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fantasy
fantasynoun

a type of story, movie, etc. involving magic and adventure, not facts

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folk talenoun

an old traditional story that is passed on orally between common people

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ghost storynoun

a story involving ghosts that is supposed to be frightening

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horror story
horror storynoun

a story that is supposed to scare people which is about unsettling and frightening events or things

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legendnoun

an old story that is sometimes considered historical although it is not usually proved to be true

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melodramanoun

a play, story, etc. that involves exciting events and is filled with exaggerated emotions

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mysterynoun

a movie, novel, or play in which a crime takes place, especially a murder, and the story starts unraveling as it goes on

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mythnoun

a story involving the ancient history of a people, usually about heroes and supernatural events that could be unreal

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page-turnernoun

a really exciting book that one is encouraged to read quickly

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parablenoun

a short fictitious story with a moral or spiritual lesson, especially one told by Jesus Christ in the Gospels

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romance
romancenoun

a novel or movie about love

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saganoun

a long story of heroic actions and bravery in old Norse or Icelandic in the Middle Ages, or a modern narrative resembling such a narrative

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satirenoun

humor, irony, ridicule, or sarcasm used to expose or criticize the faults and shortcomings of a person, government, etc.

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science fiction
science fictionnoun

books, movies, etc. about imaginary things based on science

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sequelnoun

a book, movie, play, etc. that continues and extends the story of an earlier one

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story
storynoun

a description of events and people either real or imaginary

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tale
talenoun

a true or imaginary story, particularly one that is full of exciting events

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thrillernoun

a movie, novel, etc. with an exciting plot that deals with crime

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tragedynoun

a play with sad events, especially one that the main character dies at the end

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true crimenoun

a movie or book genre involving real crimes and real people

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whodunitnoun

a story, play, movie, etc. about a mystery or murder that the audience can't solve till the end

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yarnnoun

a long narrative of events and adventures with a lot of details

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