Genres

epos
a body of poetry that conveys the traditions of a society by treating some epic theme
 
psychedelic rock
a musical style that emerged in the 1960s; rock music inspired by or related to drug-induced experience
 
skiffle
a style of popular music in the 1950s; based on American folk music and played on guitars and improvised percussion instruments
 
swing music
a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
 
think piece
an article in a newspaper or magazine or journal that represents opinions and ideas and discussion rather than bare facts
 
op art
a style of abstractionism popular in the 1960s; produces dramatic visual effects with colors and contrasts that are difficult for the eye to resolve
 
rough cut
the first print of a movie after preliminary editing
 
antiphonal
bound collection of antiphons
 
bluegrass
a type of country music played at a rapid tempo on banjos and guitars
 
cinema verite
a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director
 
canticle
a hymn derived from the Bible
 
cool jazz
jazz that is restrained and fluid and marked by intricate harmonic structures often lagging slightly behind the beat
 
art rock
a style of rock music that emerged in the 1970s; associated with attempts to combine rock with jazz and other forms; intended for listening and not dancing
 
cantata
a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
 
short story
a prose narrative shorter than a novel
 
documentary
a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
 
travesty
a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
 
drama
the literary genre of works intended for the theater
 
film noir
a movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters
 
polyphonic prose
a rhythmical prose employing the poetic devices of alliteration and assonance
 
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