Friday, 4 October 2013


                  Literature is the art of written work. The word literature literally means "things made ​​from the letters." The literature is generally considered to have two main forms - fiction and non- fiction and two techniques of poetry and major prose.
            Literature may consist of based on factual information ( journalistic or non - fiction) texts, a category that may also include polemical works , biography , reflective essays, or it may be of texts based on the imagination ( as fiction , poetry or drama ) . Written poetry literature focuses on the aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of the language such as sound symbolism, and meter to evoke meanings in addition to or instead of , common sense, while written in prose literature apply ordinary grammatical structure and natural flow of speech. Literature can also be classified according to historical periods , genres , and political influences. Although the concept of gender has expanded over the centuries, in general, consists of a kind artistic works that are part of a central theme , such examples include romance, mystery , crime , fantasy , eroticism and of adventure , among others.
                 Important historical periods of English literature include Old English , Middle English, Renaissance , the Elizabethan era to the 16th century (which includes Shakespeare's time ), the period of the Restoration of the 17th century , the age of 18th century Enlightenment , Romanticism of the early 19th century in the late 19th century Victorian century modernism , and 20 and post- modernism. Important intellectual movements that have influenced the study of literature include feminism, post-colonialism , psychoanalysis , post-structuralism , post-modernism , romanticism and Marxism .