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Introduction to Literature

Introduction to Literature

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An Introduction toLiterature
By: Maybel Hernández BáezStudent id #: 845-03-3523Edpe 4078
 
 
What is Literature and Why do WeStudy It?
Literature
A composition that tells a story,dramatizes a situation, expressesemotions, analyzes and advocatesideasHelps us grow personally andintellectuallyProvides an objective base forknowledge and understandingShapes our goals and values byclarifying our own identities, bothpositively and negativelyLiterature makes us human
 
 
Genres
 There are four genres of literature:
Prose Fiction
Myths, parables, romances, novels, short stories
Poetry
Open formed and closed formRelies on imagery, figurative language, sound
Drama
Made up of dialogue and set directionDesigned to be performed
Nonfiction prose
News reports, feature articles, essays, editorials,textbooks, historical and biographical works

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