History and literature are inextricably intertwined (Why Study Literature par. 10). History is not just cut and paste documentation, most of our historical information came from literature of that time period. We saw what tragedies took place and how they managed to get through their problems, which can better equip ourselves to predict and prepare for the future. Imagination may be the real reason people choose to study literature (The Value of Literary Study).
Instead of failing to retain the intent and content of the material, they even can remember details of stories more vividly when truly examining literature rather than reading it once for entertainment (or chore). Lenses help readers to focus in on literature in more specific ways, in turn, readers understand
Regardless of whether characters in the books we read reflect others or ourselves, what is most critical is interfacing with them in ways that allow us to comprehend our identity today. Here and there finding out about our history through the eyes of various characters can be agitating or even agonizing, yet it additionally can be an enlivening to the obscure. Diversity in literature is also important because it has some influence on how different people are seen or not by some other cultures according to literature. When analyzing literary works, we must first see the structure of the work such as plot, which is the way that the author arranges the ideas or incidents that have place in the story. We also must take a close look to the character which is essential to the plot, without characters the writing would not have a true sense.
As there are many readers for a text, there are varieties of interpretations, almost equal to the number of the readers who read the text. Although some of the readers have the same attitude, there are many new attitudes toward a text during the history of a work. The present study has been concerned with a reading from the views of Said, Bhabha and Fanon. The Grass is Singing is rich sources for other interpretations, so they deserve to be analyzed and interpreted based on different approaches. Here it is presented some suggestions for those who intend to study and observe these literary works from other perspectives.
However, the mix of assigned readings were interesting enough to create a learning environment in which literally analysis was key. From the start, the syllabus detailed many different types of literary pieces; from “Bartleby” to “We Real Cool” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” to “Fences”. Each piece was unique from the previous including different types of literary theory presented within the first chapter of the textbook. This allowed for students to practice their literary analysis within a multitude of styles. The primary focus of each piece seemed to be to identify the theme or hidden message; what was the author trying to convey to the reader.
Many novels are considered well-written because of diction and substance. An understanding of diction in writing and literature is considered a crucial part of the communication process between the writer and their audience. A variety of related words can have the same denotation, or general meaning, but have different connotations about the same idea. Diction is important because its gives the ability to convey an appropriate message to an audience, gives the feeling of story credibility, and lets the reader understand what they are reading. Diction is also important in dialects.
Informational text is related to and characterized by facts about something that is true and real, it is something that really occurred or happened. Literature includes fake facts but, informational text uses real facts. So, literature includes made up characters that are fake, and informational text includes the actual real people who lived in the past. In literature the purpose is to entertain and engage the readers and the informational is to inform and educate the readers. Another difference is that the tone in literature can take several tones, and it has different word choices and in information text it has a more formal tone and the word choices are elevated.
Literature has different meanings depending on who is using it. It could be applied widely to mean any symbolic record, enclosing everything from images and sculptures to letters. A Muslim scholar and philosopher Imam Ja’afar al-Sadiq defined literature as the garment which one puts on what he says or writes so that it may appear more attractive. Then, Panghilito Luigi added that literature is a slice of life that has been given direction and meaning, an artistic interpretation of the world. Normally, we can see that literature includes poems, novels, short stories and many more.
In literature, the writer responds to what he or she sees and transforms it into illustrative words or fictional stories and characters. This is perhaps why some fictional stories can convey the reality (or the truth) better than our filtered and constructed mainstream news publications. Thus, literature may represent the social reality of a certain era. Some of the themes used in old literary works are timeless and when you read those books the past and the present socio-cultural problems become indistinct. This is what I experienced when I read ‘Layar
S. R. Levin points out, „most, if not indeed all, of poetry‟s characteristics devices exemplify deviation in one way or another‟ (1965:225). This work is involves an exploration of the language of Insha‟s verse. The language of his poetry is characterized by exquisite arrangement of lexical items, elegance in the use of expressions and images, as well as metaphoric utilization of words from diverse disciplines. This study tries to reveal the word choices of the writer from linguistic point of view, particularly on the lexical deviation. When we use language, we follow its norms which mean that language has a standard.