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  1. No, it's not a genre. This is a form of expressing the thoughts of the author, or authors. Dialogue is possible within any genre or any type of literature. For example, the dialogue of Achilles and Hector, the dialogue of Faust and Mephistopheles, or the dialogues of the characters of Remarque. Plato's dialogues are either a novel in prose, expressed in the form of a dialogue, or in general a philosophical work that is not related to fiction.

    Separately, I suggest that you do not get carried away with the classification of literature. It doesn't make any sense. Literary critics don't even really know what the difference is between lyrics and epics… Pure fiction of the dwarf Belinsky and those from whom he stole it.

  2. Plato's dialogues, if they belong to the genre, then to the “Socratic dialogue”: a dialogue in which an authoritative interlocutor (usually Socrates) persuades several participants at once. Dialogue-literally, “an exchange of speeches”, “a conversation in which we met” (from ” dia “- through, from one to another and “logos” – speech, accounting, word) – is not a genre, but a sign of some genres, for example, most dramatic genres.

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