Thoughts By Nathaniel 2 years ago 19 comments For many of us, our taste in music is an integral part of our identity — so much so that, to a certain extent, what we listen to is who we are. The songs of our youth, heard a thousand times, fill our headspace with stray lyrics and infectious grooves, creating a filter for the way we see, hear, and understand the world from then on out. And while some have a less conscious, more organic approach, others actively draw boundaries between the music they accept and the music they deny — and by extension, the people associated with those musical cultures, as well. A punk fan may instantly dismiss someone with an extensive selection of country, assuming that possession of such music all but guarantees a certain provincialism on the part of the possessor.
Fantasy[ edit ] The Whirlwind Seizes the Wreath A fantasy story is about magic or supernatural forces, rather than technology as science fiction if it happens to take place in a modern or future era.
Depending on the extent of these other elements, the story may or may not be considered to be a "hybrid genre" series; for instance, even though the Harry Potter series canon includes the requirement of a particular gene to be a wizard, it is referred to only as a fantasy series.
A fantasy genre that concerns the use of famous literary or historical individuals and their interactions in the afterlife. It is named for John Kendrick Bangswho often wrote in this genre.
Contemporary fantasy also known as modern fantasy or indigenous fantasy: A subgenre of fantasy, set in the present day. These are used to describe stories set in the putative real world often referred to as consensus reality in contemporary times, in which magic and magical creatures exist, either living in the interstices of our world or leaking over from alternate worlds.
A subgenre of fantasy defined by place; the fantastic narrative has an urban setting. Many urban fantasies are set in contemporary times and contain supernatural elements.
However, the stories can take place in historical, modern, or futuristic periods, as well as fictional settings. The prerequisite is that they must be primarily set in a city. A subgenre of fantasy that can refer to literary, artistic, and filmic works that combine fantasy with elements of horror.
The term can be used broadly to refer to fantastical works that have a dark, gloomy atmosphere or a sense of horror and dread and a dark, often brooding, tone. A type of narration demonstrating a useful truth. Animals speak as humans, legendary, supernatural tale. A literary genre about various magical creatures, environments, et cetera.
Many fairy tales are generally targeted for children. Fantasy where the magical elements are constructed in a logical and rational manner. Mythical stories with highly developed characters and story lines.
Frequently, the protagonist is reluctant to be a champion, is of low or humble origin, and has royal ancestors or parents but does not know it. Though events are usually beyond their control, they are thrust into positions of great responsibility where their mettle is tested in a number of spiritual and physical challenges.
Stories, oftentimes of a national hero or other folk figure, which have a basis in fact, but also contain imaginative material. Popular in Japan, of girls who use magic in either their training, idol stardom or even to fight evil. Literature that is rooted in, inspired by, or that in some way draws from the tropes, themes and symbolism of myth, folklore, and fairy tales.
Mythic fiction overlaps with urban fantasy and the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but mythic fiction also includes contemporary works in non-urban settings. Mythic fiction refers to works of contemporary literature that often cross the divide between literary and fantasy fiction.
A story with mystical elements that are scientifically explainable, or that combine science fiction elements with fantasy elements. Note that science fiction was once referred to by this name, but that it no longer denotes that genre, and has somewhat fallen out of favor as a genre descriptor.
A subgenre of science fantasy that features rousing adventure stories set on other planets, and usually featuring Earthmen as protagonists.
A sub- subgenre of science fantasy that takes place either at the end of life on Earth or the End of Timewhen the laws of the universe themselves fail. More generally, the Dying Earth subgenre encompasses science fiction works set in the far distant future in a milieu of stasis or decline.
A genre of fantasy that revolves around the gods and monsters of Chinese mythology. A blend of heroic fantasy, adventure, and frequent elements of the horrific in which a mighty barbaric warrior hero is pitted against both human and supernatural adversaries.
Historical[ edit ] A story about a real person or event. Often, they are written in a text book format, which may or may not focus on solely that. The details of the life story of a real person, told by someone else.
Essentially the same as a biographywith the exception that the story is written by the person who is the subject of the story.
Similar to autobiographywith the exception that it is told more "from memory", i. Though memoirs are often more subjective than autobiography works, memoirs are generally still considered to be nonfiction works. There are also some fiction works that purport to be the "memoirs" of fictional characters as well, done in a similar style, however, these are in a separate genre from their nonfiction counterparts.
A story that takes place in the real world, with real world people, but with several fictionalized or dramatized elements. A more extreme variant of historical fiction which posits a "what if" scenario in which some historical event occurs differently or not at allthus altering the course of history ; for instance, "What if Nazi Germany had won World War II?the international journal of computer game research: volume 4, issue 1 November home: about: archive: Zach Whalen is a PhD student at the University of Florida.
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alphabetnyc.com Genre Knowledge: Linking Movies and Music to Genres of Writing Purpose of Exercise: This exercise helps students understand that writers use genre to reach a variety of different audiences (themselves, friends, peers, instructors, employers, parents, and more) with lots of different expectations.
A Northwestern University scientist wanted to see how the brains of people changed when they grew up listening equally to two distinctly different cultures of music, like rock and tango.
So he. Essay on The Music Of Jazz Music - Jazz music is one of the only musical genres originally developed in the United States.
Almost all other forms of music come from other parts of the world, obviously predating the creation of the jazz.