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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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Literature; Literary terms

Is the conveying of events in words, images and sounds, often by improvisation or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of ...


Literature; Literary terms

A book is a set or collection of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of paper, parchment, or other various material, usually fastened together to hinge at one ...

omniscient narrator

Literature; Literary terms

An "all-knowing" kind of narrator very commonly found in works of fiction written as third-person narratives.


Literature; Literary terms

A book consisting of ancient manuscripts. The study of codices is called codicology.


Literature; Literary terms

The closing words of a prose sentence, especially when characterized by a distinct rhythm or cadence, as in the Latin oratory of Cicero or his imitators.


Literature; Literary terms

Dependent upon chance. Aleatory writing involves an element of randomness either in composition, as in automatic writing and the cut-up, or in the reader's selection and ordering ...


Literature; Literary terms

A figure of speech that makes a pun by repeating the same word, or two words sounding alike, but with differing senses.