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    Literature Is Literature

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    What is literature, and why should people read it? These two questions normally surface on the first day of English and literature classes. In fact, as one Introduction to Literature class ended the 2017 Spring semester with student presentations, the final presenter, a middle-age auto mechanic with oily stained hands and a battered countenance, exclaimed most eloquently, “Literature is an alive and breathing thing. It gives life to the past and the present. It makes me know, feel, and love. Without

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    Literature Is Literature

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    Breathes Life What is literature, and why should people read it? These two questions normally surface on the first day of English and literature classes. In fact, as one Introduction to Literature class ended the 2017 Spring semester with student presentations, the final presenter, a middle-age auto mechanic with oily stained hands and a battered countenance, exclaimed most eloquently, “Literature is an alive and breathing thing. It gives life to the past and the present. It makes me know, feel

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    Once people mention the literature, the Nobel Prize in Literature or some world-famous masterpieces, like Shakespeare’s plays, would pop out of my mind. However, won the Nobel Prize in Literature or not should not be the only measurement to define the literature. Then, what’s literature? People could define it based on their personal preferences, but the literature, according to the online dictionary, is defined as “the body of artistic writings of a country or period that are characterized by beauty

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    A common question some people ask is if kids should still learn about previous literary works in school. Why do people think this? An example of literature being questioned and not taught in schools as frequently is Shakespeare, there is a common belief among people that Shakespeare’s work does not reflect modern time and has lost its relevance. However, we continue to see literary devices that Shakespeare used in modern works today. Shakespeare employed literary tools, along with his understanding

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    2018 Literature has been around since 1066. Early monks were the first to develop written language/literature and, its been evolving ever since. We see literature not only in books and texts, but in others forms as well. Literature now can be viewed or expressed in body language, motion pictures, art, music, expressions, and much more. As culture travels and experience new way of lifes an other cultures, our literature is formed by the exposure and developed more with structure. Literature is and

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    Literature is something that has been around for years and years. The definition of literature has been debated, scrutinized, and analyzed for all of those many years. It has also been debated over if literature has any value and if it is necessary to the world in which we live in. Another question arises when talking about literature is, if it does have any value at all, then how and why should it be taught in schools and to younger and future generations. What is literature? It is a question

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    Prison literature, epitomized as a thriving literary genre, is identified as literature which is penned while the author is unwillingly kept in a location, such as a penitentiary, jail, detention center, correctional facility, house arrest or in solitary confinement. The literature produced by writers during or after their incarceration can be about prison as place of Romantic solitude and the prison as brutal, inhuman institution. This can be illustrated in a number of forms including epistle, autobiography

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    Dierksen Ms. Pacheco World Literature, Period 4 1 December, 2017 The Influences of Literature “Literature is the one place in any society where, within the secrecy of our own heads, we can hear voices talking about everything in every possible way”. (Salman Rushdie). You may not agree or you may not with the quote from Salman Rushdie, but literature is societies way of expressing itself and it allows people to express there opinions through words in every way possible. Literature by itself can evoke lots

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    “A Tale Intended to be After the Fact…” is how Stephen Crane introduced his harrowing story, “The Open Boat,” but this statement also shows that history influences American Literature. People wanted a language and writing style that was distinctly American, different from Great Britain. Noah Webster published Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language in 1828. Previously, words’ pronunciations and spellings differed from area to area. In other words, people made up words and wrote them

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    Literature can briefly be defined as written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit; books and writings published on a particular subject or leaflets and other printed matter used to advertise products or give advice. One of the most popular forms of literature would be English literature. If one would look up the definition for English literature, the best descriptive information would be that it’s impression and format is over one hundred years old, and continues

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