Short Story

Definition Short story is a piece of prose fiction, requiring anything from half an hour to one or two hours in its perusal. It is a story which concentrates on a unique or single effect and one in which the totality of effect is the main objective. In the end the shape has shown itself…

Romance

What is Romance? Romance in verse were the works of fiction, or non-historical. Whatever else a romance maybe it is principally a form of entertainment. It may also be didactic but this is usually incidental. It contains the elements of fantasy, improbability, extravagance and naiveté. It also suggests the elements of love, adventure, the marvelous…

Tragicomedy

Definition Tragicomedy is a genre that blends aspects of both tragic and comic forms. Most frequently seen in dramatic literature, the term can describe either a tragic play which contains enough comic elements to lighten the general mood or a significant play with a cheerful ending. Tragicomedy, as its name implies, invokes the intended response…

Melodrama

Introduction Melodrama also called as “song drama”, contains the sensationalism and the extravagant emotional appeal which raises the emotions of the common audiences. The flourishing of melodrama in the 19th century produced a kind of naively sensational entertainment in which the main characters were excessively virtuous or exceptionally evil ( hence the luminously good hero…

Tragedy

Introduction Tragedy is also called as the “Goat Song”. It is also regarded as the most sublime form of drama in English literature. Tragic dramas utilize darker subjects, for example, disaster, agony and death. Protagonists often have a Hamartia (tragic flaw) which leads them to their downfall. The conclusion of tragic dramas is dreadful and leaves a message…

Comedy

Introduction Comedy is literary genre and a type of drama which is characterized by its humorous or satirical tone and its depiction of amusing people or incidents, in which the characters ultimately triumph over adversity. The conclusion of the comedy is jovial and cheerful. In other words, Comedy is a play which is light and…

Drama

Definition Drama is a specific mode of fiction, presented through dialogue and performance on stage rather than narration.  “Drama” is a Greek term which means “action”. It is one of the Literary genre which is the imitation of some action. It is usually performed in theatre, on radio or television. The writer of the drama…