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Written literature is the form of human expression through writing. That is to say, it is literature that is expressed or conveyed through written forms. Unlike oral literature, this kind of literature began with the invention of writing.
Written literature can be found in several forms, but in most cases, written literature has been categorized into three main genres:
(1) Prose (Novels/short stories),
(2) Dama (play), and
A genre is defined as the kind or style of something, especially of art or literature.
In this topic, we will discuss the meaning, origin, development and essential features that distinguish one genre from others and those features shared by both genres. This is done before the literary analysis of the texts from each genre.
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FORMS OF WRITTEN LITERATURE EXPLAINED
(1) The prose is a form of written literature that uses ordinary language, not verses to convey its message. Examples of prose are novels, short stories, novellas.
(2) Drama is a kind of written literature that is acted on the stage before the audience and it contains act(s), scenes and dialogues.
Examples of plays are comedies, tragedies, and tragic-comedies.
(3) Poetry is the art of poets. Poems are written in verse form.
Examples of poems are ballads, epics, and lyrical poetry.
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LE TEST 08: WRITTEN LITERATURE
(a) Oral Literature
(b) Written literature
(i) Prose and novel
(ii) Story and short story
(iii) Drama and play