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Title: English 300: Introduction to Literature


1
English 300 Introduction to Literature
  • Prof. Mercedes Torres
  • Lesson1 Introduction to Literary Terms

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Literature Websites to visit
  • 1. www.bartleyby.com
  • 2. http//xroads.virginia.edu/HYPER
  • 3.www.bedfordstmartins.com/literature/bedlit/gloss
    ary_a.htm
  • 4. www.virtualsalt.com/rhetoric.htm
  • 5.http//www.leeds.ac.uk/classics/resources/poetic
    s/poettran.htm

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Literature Websites to visit
  • 6. www.favoritepoems.org
  • 7. www.poetry.org
  • 8. www.poets.org
  • 9. www.theatlantic.com/unbound/
  • 10. www.webster.com
  • 11. www.loc.gov/
  • 12.http//www.bibliomania.com/0/0/frameset.html

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Exploration Activity 1
  • Think about the concept of literature. What words
    or phrases come to your mind? List at least five.
  • What different types of literature pieces are you
    familiar with?
  • Ex drama Romeo and Juliet
    poetry Death Be Not Proud
  • short stories The Cask of Amontillado

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Exploration Activity 1
  • Why are these selections significant?
  • How would you describe the relationship between
    the reader and the writer?
  • Prepare a concept map of term Literature.

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Concept Map
  • Literature

is
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Concepts in Literature
Literature
Genres
Genres
Fiction
Essay
Poetry
Drama
Short story
Novel
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Examining the concept of literature
  • Literature is a form of expression through
    writing which leads us in a journey of feelings
    and imagination. It releases emotions, opinions,
    and criticism by means of different forms of
    literature such as poetry, stories, plays.
  • Literature is like a tree, in each branch we find
    different things that support and embrace one
    another.
  • Definition presented by
  • Jennifer Rivera, Jose Pacheco, Yesenia Cruz,
    Valerie Maldonado

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Examining the concept of literature
  • Literature is an evolved piece of writing that
    captivates the reading and writing world.
  • Definition presented by
  • Emmanuel, Jaime, Betzaida, Jessica
  • Literature is an art form that presents
    knowledge, feelings, experiences and imagination
    through the use of poems, novels, drama, and
    short stories.
  • Definition presented by
  • Angela Morales, Ana Santiago, Luz Melendez Joel
    Quintana

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Examining the concept of literature
  • Literature is a unique development of writing
    that is different from all other writings because
    it involves expressions, inspiration, thought,
    feelings, knowledge and imagination for the
    readers.
  • It is classified as poetry, drama, short stories
    and other forms that provide recreation,
    exploration, pleasure and understanding to the
    reader.
  • Definition prepared by
  • Jazmin Plaza, Ann Chamorro, Federico Ortiz, Luis
    Ramirez

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Chapter 1 The Bases of Literature
  • Important terms
  • Literature
  • Interpretation
  • Plot
  • Character
  • Action
  • Emotion
  • Unity
  • Important terms
  • Coherence
  • Inevitability
  • Language
  • Questions of fact
  • Questions of interpretation
  • Message
  • Meaning
  • Didactic

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Concept Map
  • Literature

derives pleasure from
writer
reader
Masters the craft of writing
Escape (value) Imitate life
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Definitions
  • Literature is an art that allows the both the
    writer and the reader to derive pleasure. Its
    sources of pleasure derive from
  • The writers ability to master the craft of
    writing.
  • The readers ability to escape from his/her
    present circumstances, but to foresee the
    imitation of life.

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Important Elementsin Literature
  • The readers judgment is based on
  • Interpretation medium of words
  • The writer must consider
  • Plot action
  • Character emotion
  • Unity characters have performed the actions they
    were supposed to
  • Coherence the actions could reasonably have
    taken place

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Important Elementsin Literature
  • The writer must consider
  • Language the words must fit the action and the
    character
  • Questions of fact answers can be found without
    argument
  • Questions of Interpretation the artistic vision
    underlying the piece of literature
  • Theme
  • Pattern
  • Message
  • meaning

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Important Elementsin Literature
  • Didactic meaning or message must teach
    something a lesson to be learned from the
    experience

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Definitions
  • Literature A collection of writings in prose or
    verse
  • Genre is a French word meaning kind or type. The
    major genres in literature are poetry, fiction,
    drama, and essays. Genre can also refer to more
    specific types of literature such as comedy,
    tragedy, epic poetry, or science fiction"
    (Meyer).

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Definitions
  • Poetry is writing in verse
  • Narrative Fiction Narrative is the recounting of
    a succession of events. The word fiction comes
    from Latin fingere, to fashion or form, and
    refers to something made up. Fiction today is
    usually narrative, but it can be either verse or
    prose. The two most common modern forms of prose
    fiction are the short story and the novel.

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Definitions
  • Drama is the literary form designed for the
    theater, in which the representation is by actors
    who impersonate the characters and perform the
    action and dialogues.
  • Essay comes from the French word essai which
    means attempt or try. The writer in an essay
    tries to communicate his or her point of view
    on a subject.

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Definitions
  • Affective theory or affective fallacy is the
    erroneous practice of interpreting texts
    according to the psychological or emotional
    responses of readers, confusing the text with its
    results.
  • Imitative theory seeks to evaluate literature as
    an imitation or representation of life.
  • Expressive theory or expressive criticism gushes
    about how well an author expressed or conveyed
    him or herself, his or her visions and feelings.

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Definitions
  • Style is a characteristic manner of expression
    in prose or verse-it is how a speaker or writer
    says whatever he says. The style of work is
    analyzed in terms of
  • Diction choice of words

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Definitions
  • Grammar The study of how words and their
    component parts combine to form sentences.
  • The study of structural relationships in language
    or in a language, sometimes including
    pronunciation, meaning, and linguistic history.

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Definitions
  • Syntax the study of how words are organized in a
    sentence
  • The study of the rules whereby words or other
    elements of sentence structure are combined to
    form grammatical sentences.
  • The pattern of formation of sentences or phrases
    in a language.

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Definitions
  • Tone The attitudes to the subject matter and to
    the audience implied in a discourse or literary
    piece.
  • Formal
  • Intimate
  • Solemn
  • Playful

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Definitions
  • Theme the concept embodied in the structure and
    imagery of a literary work. The doctrine that
    underlies the literary piece.

26
Definitions
  • Irony is a mode of speech in which the implied
    attitudes or evaluation are opposed to those
    literally expressed.

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References
  • Abrahams, M.H. A Glossary of Literary Terms. New
    York Rinehart Company
  • Landy, A. (2000). Introduction to Literature. New
    York Houghton Mifflin
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