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L is for Literature

What is Literature?

Literature is a term that does not have a universally accepted definition, but which has variably included all written work; writing that possesses literary merit; and language that foregrounds literariness, as opposed to ordinary language.

Well that’s what Wikipedia says.

Many stories and poems deal with love, war, truth, psychology and human emotion, but literary texts will make us feel like we see something about these things that we didn’t see before or didn’t see as clearly or didn’t feel as intensely.

So my definition of Literature is any written word that pulls you in, draws you near and makes you want more whether it be from something as simple as a …

To a complex novel

So develop your next best seller and when we look up the great literature of this time we just might find your story.

One Response

  1. I still can't define it, and most people can't when you ask. I guess you know good literature when you read it. Mostly it stands the test of time–the books you want to read again because the writing draws you back. Hi….visiting from the A-Z.

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