[ POLL ] What is your favorite literary genre?

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What is your favorite literary genre?
Adventure 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Comedy 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Drama 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Epic 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Romance 11%  11%  [ 1 ]
Speculative 33%  33%  [ 3 ]
Other: ________________ (Please explain) 56%  56%  [ 5 ]
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20 May 2020, 7:25 pm

Of the following, which is your favorite literary genre?

Adventure: A narrative fiction that usually presents danger, or gives the reader a sense of excitement.

Comedy: A narrative fiction generally intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter.

Drama: A narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.

Epic: A narrative fiction in which occurs the extraordinary doings of extraordinary men and women.

Romance: A narrative fiction that focuses on the relationship and romantic love between two people.

Speculative: A narrative fiction with certain elements that do not exist in the real world.

Please select an option, and then explain your selection below.  You may select only one option, and you may change your selection at any time.

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20 May 2020, 7:40 pm

Your examples of genre are all fiction. You forgot poetry, dramatic literature (plays), and nonfiction.

Of fiction I choose poetry and 19th century Gothic.

Overall I choose Literary Criticism, Literary Biographies, and Literary History.



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21 May 2020, 2:29 am

favorite: russian litterature then dutch, german, english & 'world' , in that order

comics (the european sort; not superheros rather anti-heros)

history and historical romans

fairytales, folklore, children and young adult litt

books about things, plants, food, animals, art, places, etc, etc

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25 May 2020, 6:34 pm

I chose other; that other being horror. I especially enjoy short horror fiction.


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25 May 2020, 7:45 pm

I like Earth based science fiction written 70s and earlier. Stephen King, John Saul style horror. Adventure novels like Moll Flanders or Princess Bride, Tarzan. Most modern authors seldom invoke feelings in me, or give me a sense of relating to the story or characters. Too many or imprecise words, too much "filler".



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26 May 2020, 2:16 pm

I like many of the “classic” writers.

I enjoy Dickens very much. He skirts genres a lot.

I like Dostoyevsky, too. “Crime and Punishment” is not in the same genre as “The Idiot.”

I like epistolary novels like “Clarissa” and “The Color Purple.”