For the game genre, check List of video game genres.
Examples of genres[change | change source]
- General: comedy, romance, mystery, science fiction
- Literary (written): fiction, non-fiction, young adult
- Movie genres: action movie, documentary, film noir
- Musical: rock and roll, hip hop, pop punk
- Comedy: black comedy, slapstick, commedia dell'arte
Subgenre[change | change source]
A subgenre is a subordinate within a genre. Two stories being the same genre can still sometimes differ in subgenre. For example, if a fantasy story has darker and more frightening elements of fantasy, it would belong in the subgenre of dark fantasy; whereas another fantasy story that features magic swords and wizards would belong to the subgenre of sword and sorcery.