LITERATURE<br />Refresher <br />
Think about these....<br />WHAT IS BEAUTY?<br />WHAT IS LOVE?<br />WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE?<br />
What is Literature?<br />are written texts<br />are marked by careful use of language, including features such as creative...
What is Literature?<br />are written texts<br />are marked by careful use of language, including features such as creative...
What is Literature?<br />are in a literary genre (poetry, prose fiction, or drama)<br />are read aesthetically<br />are in...
LITERARY GENRES<br />GENRE- category of artistic works: one of the categories, based on form, style, or subject matter, in...
LITERARY GENRES<br />
WHY DO WE NEED TO STUDY LITERATURE ANYWAY?<br />
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  1. 1. LITERATURE<br />Refresher <br />
  2. 2. Think about these....<br />WHAT IS BEAUTY?<br />WHAT IS LOVE?<br />WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE?<br />
  3. 3. What is Literature?<br />are written texts<br />are marked by careful use of language, including features such as creative metaphors, well-turned phrases, elegant syntax, rhyme, alliteration, meter<br />
  4. 4. What is Literature?<br />are written texts<br />are marked by careful use of language, including features such as creative metaphors, well-turned phrases, elegant syntax, rhyme, alliteration, meter<br />
  5. 5. What is Literature?<br />are in a literary genre (poetry, prose fiction, or drama)<br />are read aesthetically<br />are intended by the author to be read aesthetically<br />contain many weak implicatures<br />
  6. 6. LITERARY GENRES<br />GENRE- category of artistic works: one of the categories, based on form, style, or subject matter, into which artistic works of all kinds can be divided<br />
  7. 7. LITERARY GENRES<br />
  8. 8. WHY DO WE NEED TO STUDY LITERATURE ANYWAY?<br />
  9. 9. WHY STUDY LITERATURE AT ALL?<br /><ul><li>Literature is the only part of the educational curriculum that deals directly with the actual world of lived experience
  10. 10. By studying literature we can learn how to explore and analyze texts.
  11. 11. When we begin to see literature as created artifacts of language, we become more sensitive to good writing in general
  12. 12. Studying short stories, then, can help students become better readers, better writers, and even better human beings</li></ul>Thomas E. BardenProfessor of English andDirector of Graduate English StudiesThe University of Toledo<br />
  13. 13. So why do we study literature?<br /> “We should read literature and study it and take it seriously because it enriches us as human beings. We develop our moral imagination, our capacity to sympathize with other people, and our ability to understand our existence through the experience of fiction.”<br />Thomas E. Barden<br />
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