Table Epic Genres of Literature (classification)
November 12, 2020
||Type of narrative literature; a work deployed in time and space, in the center of which is an epic story about the fate of one or more characters, a circle of life phenomena given in development:
– large volume
– several storylines
– the fate of several characters in interconnection
|| Epic prose genre; average work in terms of volume and life coverage.
– medium volume
– one storyline
– the fate of one hero, one family
– perceptibility of the narrator’s voice
– prevalence of the chronicle in the plot
|| Small form of narrative literature; a small piece of art depicting a particular event in a person’s life. Story = short story (broad understanding, short story as a kind of story) – small volume – one episode – one event in the life of the hero
|| Small form of epic literature; a small piece of fiction depicting a separate event in a person’s life, with a dynamically developing plot; the ending of the novel is unexpected and does not follow from the course of the narrative. Novella is not a story (narrow understanding, short story as an independent genre)
| Feature article
|| The genre of the small form of epic literature, the main features of which are documentary, authenticity, the absence of a single, rapidly developing conflict, and the developed descriptiveness of the image. It touches upon the problems of the civil and moral state of the environment and has a great cognitive diversity.
|| Epic genre; a small work of a narrative nature with a moralizing, satirical or ironic content
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