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Literary Terms for EnglishThis guide was originally prepared for a grade 6 laptop English class. It is meant to be introductory in nature and relaxed in language. Any poetry anthology or literary survey text would provide a context for the terms. There is a good handbook/guide to other literary devices atthis Lewis Carroll siteand an excellent glossary of poetic devices at theUniversity of Toronto. John McIlvain has written a guide toIntroductory Poetry Termswith many poems included in full-text.Literary Forms|Techniques of the Writer or StorytellerFigurative Language|A Literary Vocabulary|Terms Specific to PoetryLiterary Forms(fiction) - many novels are written in more than one form, and there are many more forms than we will study in English 6. This is a beginner's sampling.1. Historical fiction - a "made up" story which has as setting a specific and recognizable historical time period which could not have been during the author's lifetime. These novels and stories often include characters and places which are historically accurate, and many include historical documents as well. Examples of historical fiction are:Dragonwings,The Whipping Boy,Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver.2. Documentary fiction - a "made up" story which uses a collage of documents, in addition to dialogue and narration, to help to tell the story. Some documentary fiction you will read as an adult uses actual news stories, letters, diaries, etc., but the story is

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