Definition of Literary genre

1. Noun. A style of expressing yourself in writing.

Exact synonyms: Genre, Writing Style
Specialized synonyms: Drama, Prose, Form, Poesy, Poetry, Verse
Generic synonyms: Expressive Style, Style

Lexicographical Neighbors of Literary Genre

literary agent
literary argument
literary composition
literary critic
literary criticism
literary device
literary devices
literary genre (current term)
literary hack
literary journalism
literary language
literary pirate
literary review
literary study
literary technique
literary theory
literary work
literate person

Literary usage of Literary genre

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In their plays appears the tendency that was to make of this literary genre an effective vehicle for satire. In this period of utilitarianism prose comes to ..."

2. Problems and Methods of Literary History: With Special Reference to Modern by André Morize (1922)
"Suggestions for a subject might be multiplied indefinitely: (i) A critical bibliography of a literary genre:1 dramatic pastoral; classic tragedy (its ..."

3. A Testimony of Jesus Christ by Anthony/Charles Garland (2007)
"9:4) as license to jettison normative interpretation in recognition of the apocalyptic literary genre^2-6^. To worry about the prohibition in Rev. ..."

4. The English Village: A Literary Study 1750-1850 by Julia Patton (1918)
"... 1800-1850 IF the purpose of this study were to trace in village literature a literary genre, the prospect offered by the broadening field of the igth ..."

5. A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance by Joel Elias Spingarn (1908)
"... literary endeavor, were superseded by a thousand new ones, — probability, verisimilitude, unity, the fixed norm for each literary genre, and the like. ..."

6. Composition for College Students by Joseph Morris Thomas, Frederick Alexander Manchester, Frank William Scott (1922)
"... bear to the life and personality of its author, to the times in which it was produced, or to the development of the literary genre to which it belongs. ..."

7. Literary Reviews and Criticisms by Prosser Hall Frye (1908)
"But none the less has our scorn of it cost us a literary genre which we can hardly afford to be without. To the expression of a certain kind of wisdom—not ..."

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