Definition of fiction:
Fiction is a genre in which the works are based on made-up events (more or less).
What is the difference between fiction and literature?
Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. Broadly speaking,"literature" is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination, including works of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.
Fiction is a work of the imagination or invention, which contrasts with non-fiction (which is usually thought to be based on facts). Written works like novels, short stories, plays, and poems are fictional.
A work of fiction is a work of literature, but the term "literature" encompasses far more than just fiction. Literature also refers to non-fiction (memoirs, biography, and other works that are factual in scope).
Why do we read fiction?
Works of fiction are often valuable resources for study and research in nearly every facet of academia. We read nonfiction to learn factual accounts of historical events and people's lives. But, the term "nonfiction" also refers to books of science, math, geography, and most other works of academic literature.
Also Known As: legends, comics, fables, fairy tales, film, folklore, novels, novellas, novelettes, plays, poetry, serials, short stories
Common Misspellings: fiktion, fictin
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