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What Is Literature?

Our learning specialists and academic tutors provide 1:1 individualized tutoring in Literature for high school and college students. 

 

Literature, in its broadest sense, is any written work. Etymologically, the term derives from Latin literatura which is  “writing formed with letters,” although some definitions include spoken or sung texts. More restrictively, it is writing that possesses literary merit.

 

 

What Are Literary Works?

 

Literary works include nondramatic textual works with or without illustrations. They may be published or unpublished. Computer programs and databases also are considered literary works. Plays and screenplays are not in the literary works category. They are in the performing arts category.

 

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Examples of literary works

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Manuscripts
  • Poetry
  • Contributions to collective works
  • Compilations of data or other literary subject matter
  • Dissertations
  • Theses
  • Reports
  • Speeches
  • Bound or loose leaf volumes
  • Secure tests
  • Pamphlets
  • Brochures
  • Textbooks
  • Online works
  • Reference works
  • Directories
  • Catalogs
  • Advertising copy
  • Single pages of text
  • Tracts
  • Games
  • Automated databases
  • Computer programs

 

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What Are The Seven Elements Of Literature?

 

 

Plot

is what happens in the story or the series of events. This happened, then this happened, and then this happened. 

 

Setting

is where your story takes place. Some settings are so powerful they almost seem like characters themselves (Think Tara, Hogwarts, the island in Lord of the Flies). Settings can be large and all-encompassing (A hospital, a jungle, a city building or bridge, The Death Star) or more intimate (a kitchen, an alley, a park bench). Setting also includes the season and time of day (Summer, 5 p.m.), climate (sultry, bucolic), and era (The 70s, post-Watergate, World War II, The Great Depression). Instead of merely describing setting, though, smart writers impart setting through the filter of their characters’ feelings about that setting.

 

Point-of-view

includes first person (“I” and “me”), second person (“you” which is very rarely used in fiction) and third person (“He,” “she,” “Nick” or “Abby”). Third person is further split into omniscient (the reader accesses all of the characters’ heads and hearts, a conceit that’s now considered somewhat old-fashioned) and limited (where we see the entire story through a single character’s perspective).To figure out point-of-view, ask yourself “Whose story is it?” and then tell the story from that character’s perspective. 

Style

is like a fingerprint where no two fingerprints are alike. A function of diction, syntax, and voice, style tends to emerge from how you write rather than from a concerted effort to control it.

 

Theme

refers to “The Big Ideas” that bubble up from what you’ve written. Is your story about Betrayal, Love, Friendship, Justice, Family, Honor, Violence, Hypocrisy? You may have a theme in mind when you sit at the keyboard but, like it or not, readers will carve their own idea of theme out of what you write. And that’s as it should be.

 

Literary Devices

are the hammer and nail mentioned earlier. They are the true tools of the writer. A partial list of literary devices include simile, metaphor, personification, symbolism, alliteration, hyperbole, figurative language, humor, onomatopoeia, and irony.

 

 

Why Is Literature Important?

 

Literature is a timeless piece of entertainment. 

 

As the innovations of technological advancements have grown, the way we read has evolved. However, the essence of storytelling and the effect it has on our lives hasn’t changed.

 

Literature reflects human nature and a way we can learn and relate to others. 

 

By reading through a first-person perspective, we can fully immerse ourselves into a different mindset and figure out how others think and feel. This is important within today’s society as we’re becoming increasingly detached from human interaction through iPhones, FaceTime, and social media. Literature is something that will never change in the way it makes you feel, regardless of whether that’s on paper or as an eBook.

 

Sparks empathy and understanding 

 

Reading a book is one of the best ways to fully immerse your mind into another person’s dialogue and experiences. Being able to empathize and understand other people’s feelings is a key aspect of helping you connect to different regions, races and societies. They help people take a closer look at the different facets of living aside from what they know. Literature can change perspectives.

 

Learn about past lives

 

History plays a fundamental role in shaping literature. Every novel, play, or poem you read has been influenced by political context, a time period or a relationship from the time it was written.

There’s also the pure history of literature itself with the first novel being penned in 2000 BC – The Epic of Gilgamesh. Being able to read first-hand something from so long ago is a major aspect of learning the lives of historical figures and times.

 

Escapism and possibilities

 

Reading can take us into different realms and see other people’s creative thought processes. Whether it’s flying into Neverland, wandering through Middle Earth, battling at Hogwarts, or rafting through the Mississippi River with Huck and Jim – books can take you anywhere and any place. This is an amazing tool that few entertainment mediums can truly give you and one of the reasons why literature is so important. Whether you’re having a bad day, stressed out with work, dealing with new life decisions, books can help you escape into another world and live somewhere else for a short amount of time.

 

Novels provide knowledge, entertainment, encourage creativity, and offer an escape for readers. They enrich our lives in more ways than one. It’s definitely much more than words in a book. Even with the increasing popularity of eBooks, Kindles, Wattpad, and online reading they create a conversation, a unique world, and new perspectives.

 

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Earth science and geology the same?

Geology,” “Earth science” and “geoscience” are different terms with the same literal definition: the study of the Earth. … Over the last few decades, many colleges and universities have changed their geology degrees to Earth science or geoscience or added those as separate degrees altogether

What are the 4 main branches of earth science?

There are 4 major branches of earth science, with many other smaller branches . The four major are geology , oceanographyastronomy and meteorology

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