Melvin S. CustodioBSED IV E NWhat is literature? Literature, most generically, is any body of written works. More restrictively, literaturerefers to writing considered to be an art form or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage.Its Latin root literatura/litteratura(derived itself from littera: letteror handwriting) wasused to refer to all written accounts. The concept has changed meaning over time to include texts that are spoken or sung (oral literature), and non-written verbal art forms. Developments in print technology have allowed an ever-growing distribution and proliferation of written works, culminating in electronic literature.Literature is classified according to whether it is fiction or non-fiction, and whether it is poetry or prose. It can be further distinguished according to major forms such as the novel, short story or drama; and works are often categorized according to historical periods or their adherence to certain aesthetic features or expectations (genre).What is the importance of literature?Literature is one way for us to hear the voices of the past and work with the present. it is the way for the present to connect to the possible future. we learn about history we didn't experience. the customs we are not familiar with or that read to what we do now, it unlocks the culture of the time period, and in a way can give wisdom to the modern society about life, allow us to to interprete our own life and emotions and we find ways to relate to the story so we in turn can reflect.Literature is the most invisible with the five senses and the most visible with feelings, Literature is always realistic, it is about life. it is life when we get involved in itEven it is legendary, unbelievable, and whatever it talks about, it is life because it is created and produced by people from their life.What are the genres of Literature?Genres of LiteratureGenres of literature are important to learn about. The two main categories separating the different genres of literature are fiction and nonfiction. There are several genres ofliterature that fall under the nonfiction category. Nonfiction sits in direct opposition to fiction. Examples from both the fiction and nonfiction genres of literature are explained in detail below. This detailed genres of literature list is a great resource to share with any scholars.Types of Nonfiction:
Narrative Nonfiction is information based on fact that is presented in a format which tells a story.Essays are a short literary composition that reflects the author’s outlook or point. A short literary composition on a particular theme or subject, usually in prose and generally analytic, speculative, or interpretative.A Biography is a written account of another person’s life.An Autobiography gives the history of a person’s life, written or told by that person. Often written in Narrative form of their person’s life.
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