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  1. writing style, literary genre, genrenoun

    a style of expressing yourself in writing

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  1. Literary genre

    A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or even length. Genre should not be confused with age category, by which literature may be classified as either adult, young-adult, or children's. They also must not be confused with format, such as graphic novel or picture book. The distinctions between genres and categories are flexible and loosely defined, often with subgroups. The most general genres in literature are epic, tragedy, comedy, novel, short story, and creative nonfiction. They can all be in the genres prose or poetry, which shows best how loosely genres are defined. Additionally, a genre such as satire, allegory or pastoral might appear in any of the above, not only as a sub-genre, but as a mixture of genres. Finally, they are defined by the general cultural movement of the historical period in which they were composed. The concept of "genre" has been criticized by Jacques Derrida.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of literary genre in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of literary genre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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