In this topic guide we outline the fantasy genre and its characteristics. Fantasy is a common topic in written assignments like English literature, as well as in your daily classes.
We first give you a glossary and a definition of the genre, before taking you through its development from its origin till today. We then explain how to analyze works of fantasy, focusing on terms such as primary world, secondary world, and portals. We also give you a list of fantasy texts, movies, and series.
If you want a brief overview of the fantasy genre, you can find it here.
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