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Of or pertaining to the art of writing in any form or style, most especially published works.

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revenge tragedy

Drama; Genre

Popular drama type in the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, encapsulated in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The protagonist takes real or imagined injury as the reason for taking revenge on ...


Literature; Genre

Dialogue (sometimes spelled dialog in American English) is a literary and theatrical form consisting of a written or spoken conversational exchange between two or more ("dia" ...


Literature; Genre

A diary (also called journal) is a record (originally in handwritten format) with discrete entries arranged by date reporting on what has happened over the course of a day or ...


Literature; Genre

Diction; Latin: dictionem (nom. dictio), "a saying, expression, word") in its original, primary meaning, refers to the writer's or the speaker's distinctive vocabulary choices and ...


Literature; Genre

Didacticism is a philosophy that emphasizes instructional and informative qualities in literature and other types of art. The term has its origin in the Ancient Greek word ...


Literature; Genre

A dirge is a somber song or lament expressing mourning or grief, such as would be appropriate for performance at a funeral. The English word dirge is derived from the Latin ...


Literature; Genre

Docufiction (or docu-fiction, often confused with docudrama) is the cinematographic combination of documentary and fiction. It is a film genre which attempts to capture reality ...