Literary Formats, Page 1 of 6
Literary Formats: A writing genre resource
Traditional forms of prose include essays, short stories, flash fiction, narratives, biographies, reflective
pieces, commentaries, plays (dialogues/ monologues), and fiction/non - fiction.
More innovative formats could be:
Create a one page advertisement like you'd see in a magazine. You want
to get your reader's attention, demonstrate the need for what you are
selling, and show how your product/service will satisfy that need. Study
professional ads to see how these goals are accomplished and use those
examples as your models.
Like the ones you find in magazines or newspapers, an advice column
features a letter from a reader who needs advice or help and a response
from the columnist whose expertise allows him or her to sincerely give this
help. You should consult a real column in a newspaper to see how you
could format yours.
We hear announcements each day in school. There are also
announcements in church or before a meeting. Announcements alert
people to important events that are coming up. Create an announcement
that gives critical information about an upcoming event: who, what, when,
where, why, and how. Top the announcement with an attention-getting
label, such as "Attention all athletes," or "important information for all
Politician who are running for office give speeches that they hope will get
them elected. These speeches usually include the person's views on
important issues as well as statements that they hope will help voters
understand what kind of people they are.
When we read a descriptive paragraph, its like we are there. The imagery
allows us to see, smell, hear, taste, and feel our surroundings.
A personal diary is a daily journal, a recording of the significant moments
of the day. It begins with the date. Some diary writers begin, "Dear Diary,"
but that's not a ru