Form and Genre


Whether a text is written, spoken, film or drama, there are many forms it may take, and genres it may fit. While the literary form provides a map of the length, type, and intent of a text, the genre a text is placed within stems from the content, style, devices, techniques, theme, and audience/reader impact.

The literary form is likened to the type of building (residential or commercial) while the genre is regarding the more specific and stylistic details (mansion or shopping centre). 

Literary Forms