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Persuasion

Persuasion

  

by Jane Austen

Analysis: Genre

Romance, Comedy

You've got your true lovers parted and then reunited...classic romance. And while there's melancholy and ennui to be had (think Anne, Captain Benwick), there's also plenty of hilarity ensuing (pretty much anything Sir Walter says or does). The lovers manage to triumph over adversity and sail off into the sunset at the end, and (despite a dislocated collarbone and a major head injury) no one dies in the process...all hallmarks of comedy.

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