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Literature and Literary Standards

  1. 1. LITERATURE By: Valerie L. Cruz
  2. 2. Why do we need to study literature? “There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.” ---Ursula K. LeGuin “You cannot appreciate something you don’t understand.”
  3. 3. Literature •• provides insights and intellectual a collection of human stimulation to the reader. about experiences that tells people and their world. • discovering literature is discovering language. the works • an art that reflects of imagination, aesthetics and •creative writing. particular culture a product of that concretizes man’s array of values, emotions, actions and ideas.
  4. 4. Literary Standards Universality Literature appeals to everyone, regardless of culture, race, sex, and time which are all considered significant.
  5. 5. Artistry Literature has an aesthetic appeal and thus possesses a sense of beauty.
  6. 6. Intellectual Value It stimulate critical thinking that enriches mental processes of abstract and reasoning, making man realize the fundamental of truths of life and its nature.
  7. 7. Suggestiveness It unravels man’s emotional power to define symbolism, nuances, implied meanings, images and messages, giving and evoking visions above and beyond the plane of ordinary life and experience.
  8. 8. Spiritual Value Literature elevates the spirit and the soul and thus has the power to motivate and to inspire.
  9. 9. Permanence Literature endures across time and draws out the time factor: Timeliness – occurring at a particular time. Timelessness – remaining invariable throughout time.
  10. 10. Style Literature presents peculiar ways on how man sees life as evidence by the formation of his ideas, form, structures, and expressions which are marked by their memorable substance.
  11. 11. LITERARY MODELS The study of literature appeals in different aspects and importance. • Cultural Model • Language Model • Personal Growth Model
  12. 12. Cultural Model Literature aims to understand and appreciate cultures and ideologies different from one’s own in time and space.
  13. 13. Language Model Literature aims to promote language development like vocabulary and structure.
  14. 14. Personal Growth Model Literature aims to help one achieve lasting pleasure and deep satisfaction in reading.