Genres

reggae
popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar
 
fado
a sad Portuguese folksong
 
paean
(ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
 
Pilgrim's Progress
an allegory written by John Bunyan in 1678
 
hymn
a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
 
rockabilly
a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat
 
skin flick
a pornographic movie
 
trad
traditional jazz as revived in the 1950s
 
C and W
a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments
 
Dies Irae
the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')
 
synthetism
a genre of French painting characterized by bright flat shapes and symbolic treatments of abstract ideas
 
nonfictional prose
prose writing that is not fictional
 
cantata
a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
 
folk art
genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a society
 
interior monologue
a literary genre that presents a fictional character's sequence of thoughts in the form of a monologue
 
R and B
a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
 
detective story
a narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution
 
final cut
the final edited version of a movie as approved by the director and producer
 
cinema verite
a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director
 
murder mystery
a narrative about a murder and how the murderer is discovered
 
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