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Genres
A "Novel" is a long narrative built around a complex plot usually taking place in a fictional or semi-fictional world. The genre evolved from the medieval chivalric novel to become one of the most versatile literary genres. Authors wishing to use this genre for satirical purposes must avoid straight denigration and bad taste. They should just keep in mind that the most powerful pieces of satire were often written in a way that let everybody get the message without providing any angle for prosecuting the authors even in the context of total censorship and authoritarian regimes.
"Poetry" denotes a form of literary art that leverages the sensorial quality of language to create a unique esthetic experience and/or additional meaning. There is a large subset of of poetic genres ranging from full scale epics to pure sensorial verse. Authors wishing to use this genre for satirical purposes must avoid straight denigration and bad taste. They should just keep in mind that the most powerful pieces of satire were often written in a way that let everybody get the message without providing any angle for prosecuting the authors even in the context of total censorship and authoritarian regimes.
A "Short Story" is a piece of narrative fiction encompassing just a few pages. Usually, short stories appear at first in newspapers and/ or magazines. They are later collected and published in a book format.\\r\\nAuthors wishing to use this genre for satirical purposes must avoid straight denigration and bad taste. They should just keep in mind that the most powerful pieces of satire were often written in a way that let everybody get the message without providing any angle for prosecuting the authors even in the context of total censorship and authoritarian regimes.
A "Memo" is a piece of written prose used to communicate business matters such as valuable facts, recommendations, capital commitments, etc. â??Memosâ?? posted in the Poiesipedia space can be either totally (Company name, content) or partially (content) fantastic. Real content is not allowed. Readers are advised to apply a healthy ratio of â??suspension of beliefâ?? on reported facts that appears to be close to reality â?? whatever reality might be. Authors wishing to use this genre for satirical purposes must avoid straight denigration and bad taste. They should just keep in mind that the most powerful pieces of satire were often written in a way that let everybody get the message without providing any angle for prosecuting the authors even in the context of total censorship and authoritarian regimes.
"Drama" is a piece of fiction performed on stage. In the Poiesipedia space the term is solely used in this wider sense. Authors wishing to use this genre for satirical purposes must avoid straight denigration and bad taste. They should just keep in mind that the most powerful pieces of satire were often written in a way that let everybody get the message without providing any angle for prosecuting the authors even in the context of total censorship and authoritarian regimes.
Analogous to a "Wiki" an "Encyclopedic Entry" is an article providing factual information on a given topic. However, in the Poiesipedia space the main feature of an "Encyclopedic Entry" consists in the fantastic nature of the reported facts. An "Encyclopedic Entry" posted in the Poiesipedia space can be either totally (events, places, subjects, etc.) or partially (just one of the elements) fantastic. Readers are advised to apply a healthy ratio of "suspension of belief" on reported facts that appear to be close to reality - whatever reality might be. Authors wishing to use this genre for satirical purposes must avoid straight denigration and bad taste. They should just keep in mind that the most powerful pieces of satire were often written in a way that let everybody get the message without providing any angle for prosecuting the authors even in the context of total censorship and authoritarian regimes.\\r\\n
An "Essay" is a piece of writing concerned with reasoning about a given topic. In the Poiesipedia space this term is used to encompass all "non fiction" literature. This includes scientific articles, tractates, etc. Authors wishing to use this genre for satirical purposes must avoid straight denigration and bad taste. They should just keep in mind that the most powerful pieces of satire were often written in a way that let everybody get the message without providing any angle for prosecuting the authors even in the context of total censorship and authoritarian regimes.
"News" is a piece of written prose used in newspapers and magazines to spread information about events. The term is also used for coverage in oral/visual media such as Radio, Film and TV. "News" posted in the Poiesipedia space can be either totally (events, places, subjects, etc.) or partially (just one of the elements) fantastic. Readers are advised to apply a healthy ratio of "suspension of belief" on reported facts that appears to be close to reality - whatever reality might be. Authors wishing to use this genre for satirical purposes must avoid straight denigration and bad taste. They should just keep in mind that the most powerful pieces of satire were often written in a way that let everybody get the message without providing any angle for prosecuting the authors even in the context of total censorship and authoritarian regimes.
An "Obituary" is a death notice including the account of the life and achievements of a significant personality who has recently died. "Obituaries" posted in the Poiesipedia space can be either totally (persons, events, places, etc.) or partially (just one of the elements) fantastic. Authors wishing to use this genre for satirical purposes must avoid straight denigration and bad taste. They should just keep in mind that the most powerful pieces of satire were often written in a way that let everybody get the message without providing any angle for prosecuting the authors even in the context of total censorship and authoritarian regimes.
"Epic" denotes narrative pieces concerned with heroic characters acting on the scene of grand scale events such as wars, revolutions, and the like. Authors wishing to use this genre for satirical purposes must avoid straight denigration and bad taste. They should just keep in mind that the most powerful pieces of satire were often written in a way that let everybody get the message without providing any angle for prosecuting the authors even in the context of total censorship and authoritarian regimes.