Outline of literature

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to literature:

Literatureprose, written or oral, including fiction and non-fiction, drama, and poetry. See also: outline of poetry.

What type of thing is literature? [ edit ]

Literature can be described as all of the following:

  • Communication – activity of conveying information. Communication requires a sender, a message, and an intended recipient, although the receiver need not be present or aware of the sender's intent to communicate at the time of communication; thus communication can occur across vast distances in time and space.
    • Written communication (writing) – representation of language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols (known as a writing system).[1]
  • Subdivision of culture – shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization, or group.
    • One of the arts – imaginative, creative, or nonscientific branch of knowledge, especially as studied academically.[2]

Essence of literature [ edit ]

Forms of literature [ edit ]

Oral literary genres [ edit ]

Oral literature

Written literary genres [ edit ]

Non-fiction [ edit ]


Fiction genres [ edit ]


Inspirational fiction (religious literature) –

Literature by region [ edit ]

History of literature [ edit ]

History of literature

Literature by period [ edit ]

Literature by era [ edit ]

Literature by century [ edit ]

Literature by year [ edit ]

General literature concepts [ edit ]

Literary awards [ edit ]

Persons influential in the field of literature [ edit ]

Literature creation [ edit ]

Literature distribution [ edit ]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Peter T. Daniels, "The Study of Writing Systems", in The World's Writing Systems, ed. Bright and Daniels, p. 3
  2. ^ the arts. Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 11th Edition. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  3. ^ Oxford English Dictionary (2d edition, 1989), s.v. Limerick.

    Vaughn, Stanton. Limerick Lyrics. 1900. Retrieved from [1].

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