With the development of language, the human imagination has found a way to create and communicate through the written word. A literary work can transport us into a fictional, fantastic new world, describe a fleeting feeling, or simply give us a picture of the past through novels, poems, tragedies, epic works, and other genres. Through literature, communication becomes an art, and it can bridge and bond people and cultures of different languages and backgrounds.
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Was there a feud between William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway?
Let the accusations of cowardice and drunkenness fly.
Persian literature, body of writings in New Persian (also called Modern Persian), the form of the Persian language written...
Japanese literature, the body of written works produced by Japanese authors in Japanese or, in its earliest beginnings, at...
African American literature
African American literature, body of literature written by Americans of African descent. Beginning in the pre-Revolutionary...
American literature, the body of written works produced in the English language in the United States. Like other national...
How We Write Quiz
Whether it’s Shakespeare or Stephen King, you probably know a lot about your favourite writer. But what about how writing...
Quiz: The Writing of John le Carré
Tinker, tailor, soldier…quiz? See how much you know about the prolific career of John le Carré right here.
How Quickly Can You Complete a 60-Question Vocab Quiz?
You’ll have to remember your high-school vocabulary lessons to ace this quiz.
Ancient Greek Underworld Quiz
What is the name of the monstrous three-headed watchdog of the underworld? Who is the queen of the underworld? Test your...
华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:Ancient Greek Gods and Demigods Quiz
Who is the god of the orderly universe and time, who swallowed his children to prevent them from overthrowing him? Who is...
华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:Ultimate Vocabulary Test: Part Two
You may have aced our first vocabulary test. But how will you stack up against round two?
Jason and the Argonauts Quiz
What are Jason and the Argonauts looking for on their voyage? In Jason’s youth, which wise centaur taught him in the forests...
The Trojan War Quiz
Who was the king of Troy during the Trojan War? Who was Troy’s greatest warrior, who was killed by Achilles? Test your knowledge....
华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:Elizabethan Vocabulary Quiz
What is a “doddypol”? What is a “galoche”? Test your knowledge of Elizabethan language.
Women in Art and Literature: Who Said It?
“Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” Match the quote to its speaker.
华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:Folk Literature & Fable
Step into the world of folklore, fables, legends, tall tales, and epics, in which heroes are known to undertake arduous journeys and dragons, fairies, and giants abound. Stories such as these circulated long before systems of writing were developed; ballads, folktales, poems, and the like were transmitted exclusively by word of mouth before written languages took over, and they continue to captivate listeners and readers to this day.
- heroic poetry
Jean de La Fontaine
Here you'll find some of your favorite fictional characters from literature, film, television, and the like, whether it's the analytical mastermind Sherlock Holmes and his endearing associate Dr. Watson or the menacing and helmeted Darth Vader, the ill-tempered Donald Duck, or the teenage sleuth Nancy Drew.
Extra, extra! Although the content and style of journalism and the medium through which it is delivered have varied significantly over the years, journalism has always given us a way to keep up with current events, so that we always have our fingers on the pulse.
American journalist and writer
Libraries & Reference Works
Looking to impress your friends with your expansive knowledge of historical events, philosophical concepts, obscure words, and more? We may be biased, but it seems fair enough to say that reference works such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and textbooks have provided such a service for years (in some cases, hundreds or even thousands of years). You can look for them at your local public library, which likely stores books, manuscripts, journals, CDs, movies, and other sources of information and entertainment.
Persian philosopher and scientist
Swiss physician and naturalist
华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:Literatures of the World
Literature knows no geographical bounds; authors can be found in nearly all corners of the globe. Find out more about regional literary styles and forms.
Everyone's a critic. But not all literary criticism involves judging the quality of a text; it can also focus on interpreting the meaning of a work or evaluating an author's place in literary history.
Canadian literary critic
- literary criticism
Want to be able to distinguish your limericks from your haikus and your paeans from your panegyrics? Dive deep into literary terms and forms.
- 华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:nonfictional prose
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth! Or that's the idea, at least. Nonfiction works center on facts and real events. Although there is some debate about which kinds of literature qualify as nonfiction, the genre typically includes books in the categories of biography, memoir, science, history, self-help, cooking, health and fitness, business, and more.
华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:The Feminine Mystique
work by Friedan
华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:The Diary of a Young Girl
work by Frank
- nonfictional prose
华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:Novels & Short Stories
Whether it's Don Quixote, Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, or The Fall of the House of Usher, novels and short stories have been enchanting and transporting readers for a great many years. There's a little something for everyone: within these two genres of literature, a wealth of types and styles can be found, including historical, epistolary, romantic, Gothic, and realist works, along with many more.
novel by Austen
华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:Around the World in Eighty Days
novel by Verne
novel by Joyce
I have a dream... Four score and seven years ago... It's not a fluke that these phrases came to be so widely known and remembered. Truly great and persuasive speeches elicit strong emotional reactions in their audiences and may have broad historical repercussions. Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech and Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, quoted above, are two iconic examples of successful oratory, as are Elizabeth I's speech to the troops at Tilbury and Winston Churchill's first speech as prime minister to the House of Commons.
Roman statesman, scholar, and writer
All the world's a stage, as Shakespeare put it in As You Like It; and the stage is where you'll find performances of works by such famed playwrights as Anton Chekhov, Eugene O'Neill, and the Bard himself, among many others.
The Cherry Orchard
play by Chekhov
华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:Death of a Salesman
play by Miller
play by Goethe
Poetry is a vast subject that encompasses much more than just your average Roses are red, violets are blue poem. Delve into the category of literature that Percy Bysshe Shelley called a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted; sonnets, haikus, nursery rhymes, epics, and more are included.
poetry and music
poetry and song
- 华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:light verse