Manfred Jahn
Poems, Plays, and Prose: A Guide to the Theory of Literary Genres

PPP (Poems, Plays, and Prose) is a work-in-progress website dedicated to the theory of literary genres. The documents include exercises and case studies. Together, they print out to around 100+ pages.

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A Guide to the Theory of Poetry, Version 1.7 (112K)

A Guide to the Theory of Drama, Version 1.7 (123K)

Narratology: A Guide to the Theory of Narrative, Version 2.0 (388K)

A Guide to Narratological Film Analysis, Version 1.7 (82K)

PPP Global Index, (150K)[not updated to recent versions]

Questions and Answers (48K)

The Genre Taxonomy Used in PPP

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(Adapted from Chatman 1990: 115. Underlined items are clickable.)


PPP would not have been possible without the help of many people. I am particularly indebted to Sabine Buchholz, Eva Laass, Inge Molitor, and Birgit Paffrath. I am also grateful for feedback from users world-wide.