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Alex Frieden Myers/Neely Advanced English 11 pd 8 May 18, 2006 Ever since the days of the first written texts and the library of Alexandria humans have been canonizing literary works, attempting to immortalize them by passing them on to future generations. By canonizing a text we ensure its survival. Each canonized text must be significant enough to deserve this honor. One might ask: What makes a text worthy of this honor? The response would be a culturally influential piece of original literature, which the populace feel the need to have read by future generations. A canonized text must have significance beyond its mere words. It should have moral or ethical lessons contained within or significant historical background that could otherwise be lost in the sands of time. The work should provide fact or fiction important enough to be utilized by future generations of students, scholars, or pleaser readers. For example works including uncle tom’s cabin and huckleberry Finn have been put into the
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course ENGL 168 taught by Professor Aberle,danielle during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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