THE STUDY OF LITERATURE CLEARING THE SPACE RE/VIEW MS. MARIA CRECELDA D.ROLDAN MS. CRECE/E LECTURE 1 – SHS LIT OF THE 21 ST CENTURY
LITERATURE Derived from the Latin word “ litera ” which means letters Deals with ideas, thoughts, and emotions of man It is “the story of man”
LITERATURE as considered “The Story of MAN” It mirrors life It reflects the existing society It is based on the personal experience of the author
Other definitions of LITERATURE Is everything that has ever been written The best way to understand human nature fully and to know a nation completely is to study literature. ( Garcia, et al, 1993 p.3 )
LITERATURE Learning the innermost feelings and thoughts of people – the most real part of themselves, thus gaining an understanding not only of others but of oneself and of life itself. ( Garcia, et al, 1993 p.4 )
LITERATURE Offers an experience in which one should participate as he reads and tests what he read based on his own experience Does not yield much unless one brings something of himself to it
LITERATURE It is a faithful production of life… in a sense it is a product and a commentary on life process Illuminates life Our life’s story including its struggles, ideas, failures, sacrifices and happiness ( Ang, 2006 )
LITERATURE • Appeals to man’s higher nature and its needs – emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and creative; it entertains and gives pleasure; it fires the imagination and arouses noble emotions; enriches man by enabling him to reflect on life and by filling him with new ideas. ( Garcia, et al, 1993 pp.1-3 )
LITERATURE Is one of the seven arts (music, dance, painting, sculpture, theatre and architecture) and as such, it is a creative product of a creative work, the result of which is form and beauty ( Nuggets, 2004, p.2 )
HALLMARKS OF LITERATURE
STANDARDS OF GREAT LITERATURE 1. Artistry – quality that appeals to our sense of beauty 2. Intellectual Value – stimulates thought, enriches our mental life by making us realize fundamental truths about life and human nature
STANDARDS OF GREAT LITERATURE 3.
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