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archetype

archetype  

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An original which has been imitated; (in Jungian theory) a primitive mental image inherited from the earliest human ancestors, and supposed to be present in the collective unconscious.
author

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1. The title given to the creator of a text in any medium—although traditionally associated with the writer of a literary work.2. The romantic notion of an individual artistic voice that brings unity ...
canon

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A body of approved works, comprising either (i) writings genuinely considered to be those of a given author; or (ii) writings considered to represent the best standards of a given literary ...
copyright

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The legal ownership of the content and arrangement of a literary or artistic work (including computer software) in any medium, including the right to control its reproduction, normally at least ...
criticism

criticism  

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The reasoned discussion of literary works, an activity which may include some or all of the following procedures, in varying proportions: the defence of literature against moralists and censors, ...
folklore

folklore  

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The traditional beliefs, legends, and customs current among the common people; and the study of them. The term was first introduced by W. J. Thoms in the Athenaeum (1846).
genre

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A grouping of texts related within the system of literature by their sharing features of form and content. Ancient theoretical discussions of specific literary genres operate according to criteria ...
Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter  

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(1930–2008)British playwright, director, and actor. He was awarded the CBE in 1966.Pinter was educated at Hackney Downs Grammar School and in 1949 became an actor, working mainly in the provinces. In ...
literariness

literariness  

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The sum of special linguistic and formal properties that distinguish literary texts from non-literary texts, according to the theories of Russian Formalism. The leading Formalist Roman Jakobson ...
literary History

literary History  

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The practice of recounting in narrative form some process of change in a given body of literature (e.g. in a national literature or in a genre such as drama); or an example of such an account of ...
Literary Theory

Literary Theory  

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Theoretical approaches to literature are as old as Aristotle; they include in France the poetics of classicism and the lessons of rhetoric. The term ‘literary theory’, however, came into favour ...
paraliterature

paraliterature  

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The category of written works relegated to the margins of recognized literature and often dismissed as subliterary despite evident resemblances to the respectable literature of the recognized canon. ...
poetics

poetics  

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[poh-et-iks]The general principles of poetry or of literature in general, or the theoretical study of these principles. As a body of theory, poetics is concerned with the distinctive features of ...
poetry

poetry  

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Language sung, chanted, spoken, or written according to some pattern of recurrence that emphasizes the relationships between words on the basis of sound as well as sense: this pattern is almost ...
prose

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The form of written language that is not organized according to the formal patterns of verse; although it will have some sort of rhythm and some devices of repetition and balance, these are not ...

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