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Literature

  1. 1. LITERATURE
  2. 2. • It has been defined from various perspectives: 1. consumer’s point of view- it is what people read 2. creative point of view– it is what people write 3. linguistic point of view- it is the language in its most expressive form and style
  3. 3. LITERATURE Oral or written record of a man’s thoughts, ideas, emotions and aspirations which has stood the test of time because of its universality of appeal. “Mirror of Life ”
  4. 4. AIMS OF LITERATURE  To give pleasure  To fire one’s emotion/ imagination To refine man’s emotion To develop a critical mind
  5. 5. QUALITIES OF LITERATURE 1. PERMANENT 2, VALUE-LADEN 3. IMMORTAL 4. SUGGESTIVE 5. ARTISTIC 6. HAS UNIVERSALITY OF APPEAL 7. USES DIGNIFIED LANGUAGE 8. GIVES A GLIMPSE OF THE LIFE HEREAFTER
  6. 6. CLASSIFICATIONS Literature of Knowledge Literature of Power
  7. 7. DIVISIONS OF LITERATURE PROS E Fiction Non-Fiction POETRY Narrative Lyric Dramatic
  8. 8. FICTION NONMyths Folktales/Fables Legends Parables Short Stories Vignettes Novel/Novelet tes Drama FICTION History Diary/Journal Autobiography/Biography Essay/Treatise Atlas/Almanac News Captain’s Log Experiments Thesis Letters
  9. 9. Genres of POETRY Narrative Traditional/Popular Ballad Lyric Sonn et Ode Elegy Epic Song Metrical Tale Hymn Metrical Romance Psalm Modern Idyll Ballad Dramatic Monologue Soliloquy Shakespearean Play Passion Play Melodrama Character Sketch
  10. 10. Genres of POETRY Narrative Traditional/Popular Ballad Lyric Sonn et Ode Elegy Epic Song Metrical Tale Hymn Metrical Romance Psalm Modern Idyll Ballad Dramatic Monologue Soliloquy Shakespearean Play Passion Play Melodrama Character Sketch

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