From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
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- Culture (social) : UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (2002) defined culture as "... the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of a society or a social group..." that "encompasses, in addition to art and literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs".
- Children's literature : Fiction and poetry written specifically for children, entertaining rather than didactic
- Criticism : The art of assessing the character and worth of a work or works of art, and communicating this assessment.
- Drama : A type of literature, especially plays, meant to be delivered in spoken performance on stage.
- Epic : A type of poem, usually describing the heroic exploits of a character with a narrative story important to the culture and history of a people.
- Essay : A coherent piece of writing on a single subject, depending rather on the style and approach of the writer than on the originality of the content
- Fairy tale : A story with magical or supernatural elements, in either oral tradition or written literature.
- Fantasy : A speculative artistic genre involving the supernatural.
- Folklore : The body of myths, legends, and traditional beliefs of a people or the study of those beliefs.
- Gothic novel : A form of fiction which became popular in England in the second half of the eighteenth century involving elements of the supernatural designed to give a pleasing frisson of terror to the reader.
- Haiku : A Japanese poem containing of three lines with five, seven, five syllables, respectively.
- Historical novel : A form of fiction which places its fictional characters in historical settings where they interact with the real people of the time.
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- Novel : A work of prose fiction of extended length.
- Poetry : A form of literary work which uses rhythm, metre, and sound elements (such as assonance or dissonance) to structure, amplify, and in some instances supplant the literal meanings of words.
- Romance literature : A medieval verse or prose story concerning often concerning love or acts of chivalry in somewhat of a fantasy setting.
- Science fiction : A story-telling genre that presents alternatives to what is currently considered scientifically possible or that extrapolates from present-day knowledge.
- Short story : A short work of fiction.
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- American literature : The novels, plays, poetry, and other creative written work of the American people, from Colonial times to the present.
- English literature : Literature of the British isles written in English.
- French literature : The novels, poetry, and plays written in the French language from the earliest stages until the present day
- German literature : the novels, poetry, and plays written in the German language from the earliest stages (ca. 9th century) until the present day
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