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What is genre?

Genre refers to the categories in which texts are grouped and is often used to distinguish texts based on their subject/content, for example, romance, science fiction, fantasy, or their form and structure, for example, poetry, novels, short stories, fables, and biographies. Genres are often classified based on tropes, expectations, or devices used. In exams and assessments, questions surrounding the genre will often ask you how a text studied