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genre

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Definition a style or kind - especially in the arts
  • They divided films into eleven main genres: action, adventure, comedy, crime, drama, historical, horror, musical, science fiction, war, and western.
  • Jazz is his favorite musical genre.
  • genre = a style or kind - especially in the arts
  • It was an unusual mix of art that represented both landscape and abstract genres.
  • According to the conventions of the genre, Augustus Waters kept his sense of humor till the end, did not for a moment waiver in his courage, and his spirit soared like an indomitable eagle until the world itself could not contain his joyous soul.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • genre = kind of literature
  • How can you just rule out an entire genre?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • genre = a style or kind -
  • ...then tried to reconstruct the history of painting, including schools, styles, genres, and names of painters from...
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • genres = styles or kinds (of painting—such as impressionism)
  • She wants to write stories that ignore borders between genres, between written and spoken, between highbrow literature and children's nursery rhymes, between New York and the imaginary village of Macondo, between the U.S. and Mexico.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • genres = styles or kinds - especially in the arts
  • As a young adult writer, I hear often of the negative portrayals of parents in my genre, but I am convinced that YA has nothing on fairy tales for evil parents (see, e.g., Hansel and Gretel, Snow White). This was how I conceived my story—unsugarcoated, though still with a happily ever after.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • genre = style of
  • One of the less bullshitty conventions of the cancer kid genre is the Last Good Day convention, wherein the victim of cancer finds herself with some unexpected hours when it seems like the inexorable decline has suddenly plateaued, when the pain is for a moment bearable.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • genre = kind of literature
  • That has a definite frisson, and is worthy of the genre.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • We listened to these teenagers talking, as they flipped through the once-obsolete vinyl LPs the genre has made essential again.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • The fairy tale genre was passionately cultivated by the Romantics.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • We could do without any more news coverage of the big-time reporter comes to hick town" genre.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "I'm beginning to think you shouldn't have started reading comics with a book that completely deconstructs the last fifty years of the genre," he said.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • 'What grand genre!' remarked Bazarov.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Another genre is going to have to appear to take its place.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • The doctors decide it's time for a new genre.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • But he had found a girl—he'd show her to Vronsky—a marvel, exquisite, in the strict Oriental style, "genre of the slave Rebecca, don't you know."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • This in a scraped-raw voice faithful to the genre and evilly appreciated by the others in the room.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Why did you turn your talents toward that particular genre?
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures

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