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|part of speech:
||writings that have lasting value. Literature includes stories, poems, plays, and essays.
She studied literature before she became an English teacher.
- similar words:
- fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose
||any printed matter.
The man running for the office of mayor handed us some literature about himself.
- publication, writing
- similar words:
- book, information, material, piece, work
comes from literatura
, a Latin word that means "writing" or "forming letters."
||broader categories that include literature
||art, communication, culture
||some actions associated with literature
||characterize, compose, create, critique, depict, describe, entertain, examine, explain, expose, express, imagine, influence, inspire, portray, read, relate, tell, write
||some descriptions of literature
||aesthetic, classic, comic, controversial, dramatic, heroic, historical, humorous, imaginative, juvenile, lyric, romantic, tragic
||some examples of literature
||allegory, autobiography, ballad, biography, comedy, drama, epic, essay, fable, fantasy, folk tale, haiku, limerick, lyric, narrative, novel, parable, play, poem, psalm, romance, sonnet, story, tale, tragedy, verse
||some kinds of literature
||fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose
||some parts of literature
||character, climax, dialogue, moral, passage, plot, setting, story, subject, theme, title, tone
||some people associated with literature
||author, critic, minstrel, narrator, playwright, poet, writer
||some things used in literature
||allegory, alliteration, conflict, description, humor, idiom, metaphor, meter, rhyme, simile, symbol
The word literature
contains the following parts:
that means letter, reading
that means act or process of
More about this word part:
The suffix -ure
attaches to Latin verb roots and English verbs.