The last few days I tried to find an overview of the types of writings one could pursue. Thereby not meaning styles of writing or guides on how to structure a text, but more a classification based on end goal and motivation.
Sadly I am missing the right words to find a suitable answer to my question with the help of a search engine, as I am not a native speaker, and even in my own language I cant seem to find the results I am looking for.
Are there any classifications for written statements / topic-explorations based on motivation/goal of the writing?
For example, if I where to criticize a politic view with the goal to change someones mind; or if I where to write a statement about my views on society.
Would there be a name for that text apart from "essay" or something like that? I am not asking for these specific examples but rather for a general list of types of texts if something like this exists.
Sorry for any confusion or unclear phrasing, any pointers in the right direction or to sources on similar topics are greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
P.S.: If this is not the right category for this question feel free to point me to the appropriate "sub-stack". (migrated from literature to here)