Words for Literature: The Magic of Language

There are many types of writing in the world that are valued as art, like fiction, drama,


Let us see some types of literature.

Anonymous: a letter, poem, etc., whose author is unknown.

Autobiography: the story of a person’s life written by him.

Allegory: a story, painting, or description in which the characters and events are meant as symbols of purity, truth, and patience.

Anthology: a collection of poems or pieces of prose on the same subject or by the same writer.

Alliteration: commencement of words with the same letter.

Ballad: A story in verse or poem in short stanzas narrating popularly.

Biography: the story of a person’s life written by somebody else.

Burlesque: A piece of writing that mocks somebody or something by comic or  

exaggerated imitation or parody.

Counterfeit: imitated handwriting in order to deceive.

Drama: a play for the theatre, radio, TV, etc.

Directory: A book containing summarized information on all branches of knowledge.

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