14 Examples of Genres

  • Dream journal
  • Journal Entry
  • Newspaper article
  • Photo Essay
  • Satire — text/audio/video
  • Personal Letter/Apology
  • Greeting Card
  • Academic Essay
  • Schedule/Things to Do List
  • Inner Monologue Representing Internal Conflicts
  • Classified or Personal Ads
  • Personal Essay or Philosophical Questions
  • Political Campaign Posters, Buttons, or Ads
  • Internet memes
  • Kinetic Typography
  • Top Ten List/Glossary or Dictionary
  • Poetry
  • Song Lyrics
  • Autobiographical Essay
  • Business Letter or Correspondence/Persuasive or Advocacy Letter/Complaint
  • Business Proposal
  • Commentary
  • Biographical Summary
  • Critique of a Published Source
  • Speech or Debate
  • TED Talk
  • Testimonial
  • “A Day in the Life” article
  • Animation
  • Word Cloud
  • Historical Times Context Essay
  • Textbook Article
  • Science Article or Report/Business Article or Report
  • Encyclopedia Article
  • Short Scene from a Play with Notes for Stage Directions
  • Short Scene from a Movie with Notes for Camera Shots
  • Dialogue of a Conversation among Two or More People
  • Short Story
  • Company Branding/Logos
  • Adventure Magazine Story
  • Ghost Story
  • Myth, Tall Tale, or Fairy Tale
  • Talk Show Interview or Panel
  • Recipe and Description of Traditional Holiday Events
  • Character Analysis or Case Study
  • Comedy Routine or Parody
  • Chart or Diagram with Explanation and Analysis
  • Brochure/Newsletter
  • Time Line or Chain of Events
  • Map with Explanation and Analysis
  • Magazine/TV Advertisement or Infomercial
  • Restaurant Description and Menu
  • Travel Brochure Description
  • How-To or Directions Booklet
  • Wedding, Graduation or Special Event Invitation
  • Birth Certificate
  • Local News Report
  • Tattoo Design
  • Review or Poster for a Movie, Book, or TV Program
  • Board Game or Trivial Pursuit with Answers and Rules
  • Architecture
  • Album cover/video game cover
  • Comic Strip or Graphic Novel excerpt
  • Prezi Presentation
  • Informational Video/Public Service Announcement (PSA)
  • Website
  • Blog Posting
  • Podcast (audio)/Vodcast (video)
  • Twitter Conversation
  • Facebook Update
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Screencast
  • Newspaper or Magazine Feature/Human Interest Story
  • Obituary, Eulogy or Tribute
  • News Program Story or Announcement
  • Tabloid Article

Here are some additional resources:

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Satirical Commentary

Satirical Commentary

 

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Moto Vlog

Moto Vlog

 

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Kinetic Typography

Kinetic Typography

Audio Cartoon

 

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Animation

Animation

Movie Trailer

 

The Power of Visual Communication

 

Photographs

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The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

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Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas

Album Covers

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