The form or genre of a literary work is considered its primary facet. A literary form heading may consist of a term denoting the genre, which may carry a language or national qualifier and/or a chronological subdivision. The most specific literary form heading is assigned as the primary heading to all literary works and works about them, except for individual works in a major form, i.e., fiction, drama, or poetry to which no literary form headings are assigned. Examples

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42.5 Literature