Genre Analysis




Genresunderline categories or classes of artistic endeavors thatincorporate a particular technique, content or form. They underline acategory of literature, music and art that have their basis on somecategory of stylistic criteria. Of particular note is the fact thatgenres are created by traditions that are modified over periods oftime as other genres become invented and while old ones’utilization is discontinued (Sullivan, 2007). One of the most commongenres of literary works is poetry. Like other literary works, poetryis mostly used in outlining the varied ills that ail the societieswithin which the poet lives, as well as provide the audience withpossible solutions for the same (Sullivan, 2007). Needless to say,poetry is extremely different from other genres of literary workssuch as comedy, in spite of the fact that they both may be used forentertainment purposes.

However,questions may be raised about the variations between the two genres.For instance, why is it that comedy, in the current times, oftenconcentrates on current events in a wide spectrum of fields, whilepoetry mainly revolves around romance and love. Further, it is wellacknowledged that there are changes in the ease with which poemswritten in the current times can be better understood than thosewritten in the past. What are the things that inspired the changes inthe diction and languages used in these poems? Was it because fewerpeople were comprehending the messages propagated by the poets or isit simply a change in the times? On the same note, what has resultedin the increased popularity of comedy? As much as there may be somepopular comical works in the past, they often took up other genressuch as plays. Is there any possibility that comedy will stand on itsown as a genre, without being in terms of stories?


Sullivan,C (2007). Disposable elements? Indications of genre in early moderntitles.&nbspModernLanguage Review&nbsp102.3,pp.&nbsp641–53