• THE LITERARY GENRES
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    THE LITERARY GENRES

    Genre (a French word) means type or kind, and literary genres refer to aspects, kinds or types of literature. A general approach to literature recognises three broad genres: Poetry, Drama, and Prose -fiction (or Novel).   POETRY Poetry refers to the many forms in which man gives a rhythmic expression to his most ‘imaginative and intense perceptions of his world, himself, and the interrelationship of the two. William Wordsworth defines it as the imaginative expression of strong feeling, usually rhythmical …. the spontaneous overflow of powerful emotions recollected in tranquillity. It is, therefore, a composition that evokes emotion and imagination by the use of vivid, intense language, usually arranged in…

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