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Established categories of literary works or other forms of art or entertainment that are based on some set of stylistic criteria or conventions.

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revenge tragedy

Drama; Genre

Popular drama type in the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, encapsulated in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The protagonist takes real or imagined injury as the reason for taking revenge on another character. ...


Literature; Genre

Dialogue (sometimes spelled dialog in American English) is a literary and theatrical form consisting of a written or spoken conversational exchange between two or more ("dia" means through or across) ...


Literature; Genre

A diary (also called journal) is a record (originally in handwritten format) with discrete entries arranged by date reporting on what has happened over the course of a day or other period. A personal ...


Literature; Genre

Diction; Latin: dictionem (nom. dictio), "a saying, expression, word") in its original, primary meaning, refers to the writer's or the speaker's distinctive vocabulary choices and style of expression ...


Literature; Genre

Didacticism is a philosophy that emphasizes instructional and informative qualities in literature and other types of art. The term has its origin in the Ancient Greek word διδακτικός (didaktikos), ...


Literature; Genre

A dirge is a somber song or lament expressing mourning or grief, such as would be appropriate for performance at a funeral. The English word dirge is derived from the Latin Dirige, Domine, Deus meus, ...


Literature; Genre

Docufiction (or docu-fiction, often confused with docudrama) is the cinematographic combination of documentary and fiction. It is a film genre which attempts to capture reality such as it is (as ...

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