Literature and its Standards


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Literature and its Standards

  1. 1. Questions Whatisthe titleofthetext? Whyisthe textmeaningfulto you? How were you able to relate with the text? 1
  2. 2. Group Work Task:  Choose one selection you’ve read last school year.  In your group, talk about your chosen selection for five minutes. You may recall the events/ details or discuss the lesson found in the text. 2
  3. 3. Group Work Task:  Answer thethree questions presented earlier.  Assign 2-3 members to present their answers forthesaid questions. 3
  4. 4. What is literature according to selected famous writers? "Literatureaddsto reality,itdoes not simplydescribe it. Itenriches thenecessary competenciesthatdaily liferequires andprovides;and in thisrespect,it irrigatesthedesertsthatour liveshave already become." - C.S. Lewis
  5. 5. What is literature according to selected famous writers? "Literature always anticipateslife. It does not copy it, but molds it to its purpose." - Oscar Wilde
  6. 6. What is literature according to selected famous writers? “He likedthe mere actof reading, the magicof turning scratcheson a page into words insidehis head.” - John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
  7. 7. Literature is… a written work that has recognized artistic merit in terms of form, expression, ideas and interest.
  8. 8. SEVENLITERARY STANDARDS Permanence An important characteristic of a greatliterature isthat it lasts. William Shakespeare’s novels/ plays
  9. 9. Shakespeare’sRomeoandJuliet Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. This was believed to have been written between 1591-1595 and was first published in 1597.
  10. 10. SEVENLITERARY STANDARDS Universal Appeal It must suit the taste of a range of people across different age groups, nationalities, cultures, and beliefs. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novel series
  11. 11. Rowling’sHarry PotterNovels According to an article entitled The Power of Potter, “Everyone was reading books. People of all ages.” The author of the book The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin stated, “The magical world is so attractiveanddetailedandrich andso alluring.”
  12. 12. SEVENLITERARY STANDARDS Artistry A good literature should be well written and appeal to our creative sides with beautifully crafted phrases and sentences.
  13. 13. ConversationbetweentheMad HatterandAlice…
  14. 14. SEVENLITERARY STANDARDS Style Words used by the writer are creative and are presented in an unusual way that is entertaining and interesting.
  15. 15. Semple’sWhere’dYouGo, Bernadette Maria Semple did not follow the conventional way of writing novels. Where’d You Go, Berndadette is written in many formats such as e-mails, letters, FBI documents, correspondence with a psychiatristand anemergency- roombill . These pieces are strung together wittily that it showed how every detail wasunveiledimaginatively.
  16. 16. SEVENLITERARY STANDARDS IntellectuallyValuable Literary texts usually inform us about our past, our present or the world around us. Texts help us understand our lives and realize truths about humanity and life. They mentally stimulateusand enrichourthoughts. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  17. 17. Lowry’sNumbertheStars Number the Stars (1989) is a historical fiction narrating the escape of a Jewish family during the occupation of Denmark in Second World War. The novel was awarded as the “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children”.
  18. 18. There’s more to literature than meets the eye.
  19. 19. Usual Joke in Literature Classes
  20. 20. SEVENLITERARY STANDARDS Suggestiveness Literature should carry many associations that lead beyond the surface meaning. The reader is left to establish what the author is suggesting and this captures the reader’s imagination by making them think about what they are reading and engaging themintothestory.
  21. 21. Hawthorne’s ScarletLetter The scarlet letter is meant to be a symbol of shame, but instead it becomes a powerful symbol of identity to Hester. Instead of being embarrassed, Hester changed the letter “A” as the mark of being an adulteress to stand for the word“able”.
  22. 22. SEVENLITERARY STANDARDS Spiritual Value Great works of literature are often thought to have an underlying moral message that can potentially make us better people. Values are often written between the lines and can help thembecome better people.
  23. 23. Antoinede Saint-Exupery’sThe LittlePrince
  24. 24. Antoinede Saint-Exupery’sThe LittlePrince