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Literariness

Literariness is feature that could turn an ordinary work into a literary work. Many would say the choices of word plays a huge role in determining the literariness of a work. Or maybe the uses of figure of speeches like metaphors, personification, simile etc. Yes. I agree. However, we cannot solely say that a work that uses colloquial and everyday language is not a literary work. I would love to give C.S. Lewis work as a reference; “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different…”
C.S. Lewis’ words are arranged in such beautiful and emotional manner and how could this, merely lacking of exquisite metaphors and wording, be dim as not literary? A work doesn’t need to have aesthetic choices of word to be a literary work. The most important thing is the meaning that it tries to convey and strike the reader. However, some writers use exquisite words to foreground their work. It catches people attention and gives deeper impact to the readers. All…

Literature

Literature is an imaginative writing. Fiction writers, poets and playwright strive in each of these imaginative genres to convey not simply information or factual knowledge but also emotional knowledge, and often we what we call wisdom, or vision. Imaginative writing attempts to reflect the whole of human experiences, in all of its various dimensions. The study of literature is an invitation to come along and explore the territory each writer guides us through, and to make discoveries there.  Each author’s territory is filled with sight and songs and vivacious or mysteries characters greet us at every turn (B.Barnard,2006). There are three genres of imaginative writing which we have studied in literature; fiction, poetry and drama It is very important to study these forms of imaginative writing which we call literature, in order to set them apart from more reportorial and informational forms of writing. But there are also things which the study of literature has in common with the stud…