Exploring The Many Literary Genres
Beginning a new experience can be daunting. Maybe you are traveling to a place you’ve never been to before, or you want to try out a new recipe. These experiences expose you to new events. Always doing the same thing can lead you to a routine which will become boring. Stepping out of the shadows will alter you spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
Through literature you can learn many things. The ancient times, as well as present time, has had the opportunity to have literature, which has influenced both periods. Literature can take many forms. That is: Political, mythical, fantastical and educational. Through literature someone experiences a new reality.
Before literature was put down into sentences it was spoken. Through time it was written on tablets and papers to keep the stories from being forgotten. There has been a lot of debate on when the first novel was written, this is, however, not as important as how it progressed throughout history. There was a Romantic period which transitioned into Victorian literature and afterwards there was Realism. It was followed by the Beat Generation, Modernism and Post Modernism, the genre we have today.
Beginning a new journey with a different literary genre can be daunting. This is because we have already acquired a taste and straying from familiarity can be challenging. There are many genres and in order to make the best of this, it’s wise to know of the different genres.
Comedy genre provides a good laugh and are light-hearted. In comedy you will find that there are two types of comedy. A comedy can either be fictional or comedic. To understand what you prefer you need to research and read reviews as well. Through researching you will be able to get a book that will be interesting and humorous to you.
Horror genre is not everyone’s piece of pie. What Hollywood shows on the screen is horrific compared to what is written in the book. The books are more goth like. You can have a classic horror or an everything horror.
Thriller genre is more complicated. This is because the story has to be gripping, cohesive, understandable and exciting. If they don’t follow this they fall short.
Bildungsroman (Coming of Age) genre are stories about an individual, male or female becoming an adult through psychological and moral growth. The main character is usually a sensitive person who is looking for answers to life’s heavy questions.
Erotica genre is about human sexuality. This genre has become popular in the world of fiction and covers a lot of fetishes such as anal companions. Use the internet to discover what will interest you.
Classic genre can be tiring. Classic books are usually heavy and large, furthermore, it’s usually written in old English.