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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Literature.
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  • Culture (social) [r]: UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (2002) defined culture as "... the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of a society or a social group..." that "encompasses, in addition to art and literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs". [e]



  • Children's literature [r]: Fiction and poetry written specifically for children, entertaining rather than didactic [e]
  • Criticism [r]: The art of assessing the character and worth of a work or works of art, and communicating this assessment. [e]
  • Drama [r]: A type of literature, especially plays, meant to be delivered in spoken performance on stage. [e]
  • Epic [r]: A type of poem, usually describing the heroic exploits of a character with a narrative story important to the culture and history of a people. [e]
  • Essay [r]: A coherent piece of writing on a single subject, depending rather on the style and approach of the writer than on the originality of the content [e]
  • Fairy tale [r]: A story with magical or supernatural elements, in either oral tradition or written literature. [e]
  • Fantasy [r]: A speculative artistic genre involving the supernatural. [e]
  • Folklore [r]: The body of myths, legends, and traditional beliefs of a people or the study of those beliefs. [e]
  • Gothic novel [r]: A form of fiction which became popular in England in the second half of the eighteenth century involving elements of the supernatural designed to give a pleasing frisson of terror to the reader. [e]
  • Haiku [r]: A Japanese poem containing of three lines with five, seven, five syllables, respectively. [e]
  • Historical novel [r]: A form of fiction which places its fictional characters in historical settings where they interact with the real people of the time. [e]
  • Mystery [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Nature writing [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Novel [r]: A work of prose fiction of extended length. [e]
  • Poetry [r]: A form of literary work which uses rhythm, metre, and sound elements (such as assonance or dissonance) to structure, amplify, and in some instances supplant the literal meanings of words. [e]
  • Romance literature [r]: A medieval verse or prose story concerning often concerning love or acts of chivalry in somewhat of a fantasy setting. [e]
  • Science fiction [r]: A story-telling genre that presents alternatives to what is currently considered scientifically possible or that extrapolates from present-day knowledge. [e]
  • Short story [r]: A short work of fiction. [e]
  • Young adult literature [r]: Add brief definition or description

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