Types of Text

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Words Related to Literature - Types of Text

Here you will learn some English words related to types of text, such as "biography", "codex", and "edition".

Words Related to Literature
autobiographynoun

the story of the life of a person, written by the same person

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bestsellernoun

an item, especially a book, that is bought by a large number of people

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biographynoun

the story of someone's life that is written by another person

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book
booknoun

a set of printed pages that are held together in a cover so that we can turn them and read them

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classicnoun

a long-standing and popular style of filmmaking or writing that is of high quality

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codexnoun

an ancient book, written by hand, especially of scriptures, classics, etc.

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columnnoun

a section of a newspaper or magazine that regularly publishes articles about a particular subject

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comic stripnoun

a series of cartoons in boxes that narrate a story

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descriptionnoun

a written or oral piece intended to give a mental image of something

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dialoguenoun

a fictitious conversation between two or more characters in a piece of drama, book, etc.

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dime novelnoun

a cheap paperback novel often featuring an adventure or melodramatic story

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e-booknoun

a book that is published or converted to a digital format

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editionnoun

the particular form that a book or magazine is in

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e-readernoun

a hand-held electronic device that is used for reading e-books and other documents in digital format

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excerptnoun

a short piece taken from a longer composition

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fanzinenoun

a magazine that is written by and intended for fans of a musician, group, etc.

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fictionnoun

a type of literature about unreal people, events, etc.

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graphic novelnoun

a novel that narrates a story using illustrations in a comic strip format

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hagiographynoun

a book that gives an idealized version of someone's life

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hardback
hardbacknoun

a book with a cover made from hard material such as cardboard, leather, etc.

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hardcovernoun

a book with a cover made from stiff material such as cardboard, leather, etc.

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journal
journalnoun

a written record of daily events, experiences, etc. that is kept for personal use

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lamentnoun

a song, poem, musical piece, etc. that expresses the feeling of sadness and morose about a loss or death

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lampoonnoun

a written satire that harshly criticizes or jokes about someone or something

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leafletnoun

a booklet with a few pages and paper covers containing information or advertisement that is intended for free distribution

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letter
letternoun

a written or printed message that is sent to someone or an organization, company, etc.

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limited editionnoun

an issue of a book, print, collectible, etc. that is produced in limited numbers or just once

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linenoun

a row of printed or written letters or characters that form words

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magazine
magazinenoun

a periodic publication or a large thin book with a paper cover that contains news stories, articles, photographs, etc., usually on a particular topic, sold weekly or monthly

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marginalianoun

marks and notes written in the margins of a book or document

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monographnoun

a detailed written account of a particular subject, usually in the format of a short book

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monologuenoun

a literary piece that is created in the form of a soliloquy

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novel
novelnoun

a long written story that usually involves imaginary characters and places

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novellanoun

a work of fiction with an intermediate length, which could be considered a short novel

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oeuvrenoun

the collection of artistic or literary works produced by a particular painter, author, etc.

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pamphletnoun

a small book with a paper cover giving information about a particular subject

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paper
papernoun

a set of large sheets of paper containing news, articles, etc., printed and distributed on a daily or weekly basis

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paperback
paperbacknoun

a book with a cover that is made of thick paper

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parodynoun

a piece of writing, music, etc. that imitates the style of someone else in a humorous way

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photonovelnoun

a novel that narrates a story using a series of photographs with captions or speech bubbles

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poemnoun

a written piece with particularly arranged words in a way that, usually rhyme, conveys a lot of emotion and style

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prosenoun

spoken or written language in its usual form, in contrast to poetry

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prose poemnoun

a composition that is not in verse form but has some of the characteristics of a poem

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psalmnoun

a Biblical book containing an anthology of sacred verses, recited or sung in both Christian and Jewish worship

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quotationnoun

a sentence or group of words from a movie, book, etc. that someone else repeats

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reportnoun

an official document written by a group or an individual who studied a particular subject, containing the findings

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reviewnoun

a report that is published in a newspaper or a magazine, in which someone gives an opinion of a play, movie, book, etc.

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set booknoun

a book that students are asked to study for a particular exam

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short storynoun

a complete story that is not long and can be read in a short time

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sketchnoun

a short literary composition that resembles a short story

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stripnoun

a series of cartoons in boxes that narrate a story, usually published in a newspaper

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trilogynoun

a set of three movies, books, etc. that are related or have the same characters

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volumenoun

a book or other publication that is part of a series of works

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worknoun

a painting, piece of music or book that is produced by a painter, musician or writer

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