Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Literature |What is Literature | Types of Literature


What is Literature ?

It is group of many things, there is psychology, history and myths.  Literature defines the certain reality of the period from which it belongs.

Literature is a written concept, through this one can consider it as a novels, novellas, poetry, theory and speeches. The way of presentation of literature have many types as in poetry, sonnets, ballads and epic. The concept is difficult to precisely define, though many have tried, it's clear that the accepted definition of literature is constantly changing and evolving.
For many, the word literature suggests a higher art form; merely putting words on a page doesn't necessarily mean creating literature. A canon is the accepted body of works for a given author. Some works of literature are considered canonical, that is, culturally representative of a particular genre.
 the writings of ancient civilization like India, Egypt, and China, to Greek philosophy and poetry, from the epics of Homer to the plays of Shakespeare, from Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte  to Maya Angelou, works of literature give insight and context to all the world's societies.
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  • "The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." – Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • “I’ll call for pen and ink and write my mind.” –William Shakespeare, Henry VI
Philip Larkin
Types of Literature?
  • Prose – Novel – the novel shows the life of character their social, cultural, economical, political  background
  • Short Story – it contains the short story , sometimes we can consider novel’s one or two chapter as a short story
  • Plays – they usually presents on the stage and contains the dialogues, script and position of the characters
  • Essay -  It presents the viewpoint of the writer and it particularly contains writer’s own idea, Examples : Francis Bacon
  • Biography – it shows the whole life of a personality, it sometimes consider as the mode of inspiration 

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