Literature What Is It

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Literature What Is It

  1. 1. Literature What is it? Free powerpoints at http://www.worldofteaching.com
  2. 2. ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE <ul><li>Written works having excellence in: </li></ul><ul><li>Form </li></ul><ul><li>Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Widespread and Lasting Interest </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Major Genres
  4. 4. PROSE <ul><li>Prose is the ordinary form of written language. </li></ul><ul><li>It imitates the spoken language . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Prose <ul><li>FICTION NON-FICTION </li></ul><ul><li>Short Stories Personal Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Fairy Tales Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Folk Tales Memoirs </li></ul><ul><li>Novels Short Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Poems Reports </li></ul>
  6. 6. Poetry <ul><li>Poetry is language written with rhythm, figurative language, imagery, sound devices and emotionally charged language. </li></ul><ul><li>Major Types of Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Lyric Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete Poetry </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lyric Poem <ul><li>Lyric poem is a highly musical verse that expresses the observation and feelings of a single speaker. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Narrative Poem <ul><li>Narrative Poem is a story told in verse. Narrative poems often have all the elements of short stories, including characters, conflict, and plot. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Concrete Poem <ul><li>Concrete Poem is one with a shape that suggests its subject. The poet arranges the letters, punctuation, and lines to create an image or picture, on the page. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Drama is a story written to be performed by actors. Although a drama is meant to be performed, one can also read the script, or written version, and imagine the action.
  11. 11. ~*!*~Review~*!*~ <ul><li>What is Literature? </li></ul><ul><li>What does genre mean? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the three main genre’s of literature? </li></ul><ul><li>Write three types of writing for each category. </li></ul>

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