Literature: List of Literature and Their Meanings

Fiction: the literature describing imaginary events and people.

Hymn: a song embodying religious and sacred emotions.

Idyll: a short description of a picturesque scene or incident.

Legend: a traditional story from long ago that is not definitely true.

Lyric: the words of a song expressing the writer’s thoughts and emotions.

Limerick: humorous five-line poem with a rhyme scheme a-a-b-b-a.

Lay: a short poem intended to be sung.

Memoir: a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge.

Memoirs: an account written by a public figure of his life and experiences.

Manuscript: a paper written in one’s own handwriting.

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