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Literature

Literature

What is it?

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Elements of literature

Elements of literature

Written works having excellence in:

Form

Expression

Ideas

Widespread and Lasting Interest

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The Major Genres

The Major Genres

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Prose

Prose

Prose is the ordinary form of written language.

It imitates the spoken language.

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Prose

Prose

FICTION NON-FICTION

Short Stories Personal Narrative

Fairy Tales Letters

Folk Tales Memoirs

Novels Short Stories

Poems Reports

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Poetry

Poetry

Poetry is language written with rhyth, figurative language, imagery, sound devices and emotionally charged language.

Major Types of Poetry

Lyric Poetry

Narrative Poetry

Concrete Poetry

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Lyric Poem

Lyric Poem

Lyric poem is a highly musical verse that expresses the observation and feelings of a single speaker.

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Narrative Poem

Narrative Poem

Narrative Poem is a story told in verse. Narrative poems often have all the elements of short stories, including characters, conflict, and plot.

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Concrete Poem

Concrete Poem

Concrete Poem is one with a shape that suggests its subject. The poet arranges the letters, punctuation, and lines to create an image or picture, on the page.

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Drama

Drama

Drama is a story written to be performed by actors. Although a drama is meant to be performed, one can also read the script, or written version, and imagine the action.

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What is Literature?

What does genre mean?

What are the three main genres of literature?

Write three types of writing for each category.

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