The Function Of World Literature

2419 WordsNov 30, 201610 Pages
“Function of World Literature” In this essay the intent is to convey the function of world literature, more importantly the function of literature period. How does literature from every part of the world impact every level of education in the United States? For that matter “pre-education”. If you asked the question; “What is Literature or World Literature and its function? What answer would expect to get, or think a person would say? When initially developing the thought process for this essay, the focus was on literature that was not “American” and on things such as the classics. It was an inside the box thought process. To truly understand from pre-education through the basic levels of education; should the title “Function of World Literature” be used? One could suppose, argue, debate, that “Importance” is a better fit. When studying, or researching something, start with a definition. One definition of literature is. “Literature is a term used to describe written and sometimes spoken material. Derived from the Latin litteratura meaning "writing formed with letters," literature most commonly refers to works of the creative imagination, including poetry, drama, fiction, nonfiction, journalism, and in some instances, song.” (http://classiclit.about.com/od/literaryterms/g/aa_whatisliter.htm). Agers 2 Moving on to what could be considered as a general consensus of what Literature is. In the purest sense
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