Introduction to Literature -Lecture (1)

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Introduction to Literature -Lecture (1)

  1. 1. What is Literature?
  2. 2. Not all what is written is consider literaturebecause there are many kinds of written works that aren’t treated as literary texts.
  3. 3. 2 kinds of writings can be treatedas literary works:Writings that  Writings that describe the can bee seen as writer’s feelings imaginary about someone literature in or object. which a writer For example: creates an “You always had a imaginary world place in my heart of his own. It was there just  For example: for you”  The Lord of the Rings story
  4. 4. The word is commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination including works of poetry, drama , fiction and non- fiction
  5. 5. Literature is the art of written works.
  6. 6. Literature is a mirror of life.We can get the touch of our life, ourculture and other people’sexperiences.
  7. 7. What kind of purpose does literatureserve?
  8. 8. The Purpose of Literature:As a As a representat recorder ion of of experience feelings
  9. 9. Art
  10. 10. Literature belongs to fine art.It uses words as its medium.Words have to be arranged andrearranged to produce effectson readers
  11. 11. Pleasure comesfrom a tale well told,a poem beautifullyphrased or a dramawell structured.
  12. 12.  When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry weep! weep! weep! weep! So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep.
  13. 13.  Theres little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head, That curled like a lambs back, was shaved: so I said, "Hush, Tom! never mind it, for when your heads bare, You know that the soot cannot spoil your white hair."
  14. 14.  And so he was quiet; and that very night, As Tom was a-sleeping, he had such a sight, - That thousands of sweepers, Dick, Joe, Ned, and Jack, Were all of them locked up in coffins of black.

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