Literature is defined as books or written works which
are considered to have creative or artistic value.
Literature refers to works of creative imagination,
including poetry, drama, fiction, journalism and in
some instances , song. It is the communication of
thoughts, ideas and feelings through the written
words. It is an artistic interpretation of the world
according to percipient’s point of views. It is a slice
of life that has been given direction and meaning.
The word literature, literally means, ”things made
from letters” expressing ideas of universal interest.
Literature is a text, where one of the 6 features of
communication loses it’s simplicity and becomes
multiple and ambiguous.(The six features of communications are-
1.There must be at least two persons-the sender of information
and receiver.2.Exchange of ideas.3.Mutual understanding.
4.Communication can be direct and indirect.5.Communication
is an endless process.6.Communication may be written, oral and
symbolic.) Literature is an art where ideas, thoughts and opinions
are being expressed through written and any symbolic record
encompassing everything from images and sculptures to letters.
Literature is stories, poems and plays,especially those that are
considered to have values and not just entertainment.Literature means
written works considered of superior or lasting artistic merit.
Critics exclude those literary works from the classification
”literature”, on the grounds of poor standard of grammar
and syntax of an unbelievable or disjointed story line
or of inconsistent or unconvincing characters.
Genre fiction(for eg: romance,crime or science, fiction)
may also become excluded from consideration as literature.