Concept

Outline of literature

Summary
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to literature (prose, written or oral, including fiction and non-fiction, drama, and poetry). See also the Outline of poetry. What type of thing is literature? Literature can be described as all of the following:
  • Communication – activity of conveying information. Communication requires a sender, a message, and an intended recipient, although the receiver need not be present or aware of the sender's intent to communicate at the time of communication; thus communication can occur across vast distances in time and space. ** Written communication (writing) – representation of language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols (known as a writing system).
  • Subdivision of culture – shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization, or group. ** One of the arts – imaginative, creative, or nonscientific branch of kn
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