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    A History of Literature Around the World

    A History of Literature Around the World

    Literature is considered as one of the important parts of history. A large number of historical information have been derived through pieces of literature collected from years ago. The history of literature is based on how the written works of humanity prospered through time. These written works, often in the...

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    The Earliest Forms of Literature

    The Earliest Forms of Literature

    The first records of literature discovered were the writings of the Sumer in their ancient dwellings. This was also similar to the hieroglyphics in Egypt or the recorded stories in the past China regimes. It was believed that a very large part of ancient history and literature went unrecorded, simply because people back then were...

    The Evolution of Literature

    The Evolution of Literature

    Another important part of the history of literature is the oral tradition that have been passed on verbally for generations. This oral tradition is composed of epics, stories, poems, and rituals. Included in here is The Pentateuch that dates back to 15th century BC, the Iliad and Odyssey by Homer from the 8th century, the...

    Different Forms of Poetry

    Different Forms of Poetry

    Through the years, before the advent of the internet, literature grew to have various forms and genres. For the oral literature, popular genres are oral poetry, epic poetry, legend, mythology, ballad, folktale, oral narrative, urban legend, and oral history. As for the written form of literature, top genres are children’s literature, erotic literature, constrained writing,...

    The 5 Classic Stages of Literature

    The 5 Classic Stages of Literature

    When it comes to the history of literature and finance, it can be divided into Classical Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Early Modern Period, and Modern Period. During the time of Classical Antiquity, countries like China, Greece, Rome, and India are already writing their own stories. Sun Tzu from China is considered as the first...

    Some Recommended Poets and Authors

    Some Recommended Poets and Authors

    Before the age of modern dating experts, the metaphysical poetry of John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, and others also introduced a new form and style. These poems discussed metaphysics, offered ways on how to understand the world, instead of just accepting the dogma given by the church. On the other hand, John Milton...

    Post Renaissance Literature

    Post Renaissance Literature

    After the renaissance period, the early modern period in the history of literature started. Before the days of the PHP developer and other similar websites, literature was found through popular word of mouth. It began in 1942 as the Europeans started the New World invasion. In this time, one particular form of literature...

    Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey

    Despite poor health in olden times and feet problems abound, it was believed that the western literary history was started by Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest epic poems of all time. Before the day of Jennifer Aniston and Katherine Heigl, there were the Greek celebrities. Moreover, themes such...

    Coming of the Roman Empire and its Effect on Literature

    Coming of the Roman Empire and its Effect on Literature

    With the ascent of the Roman empire into power due to improved finances, Roman and Latin literature flourished as well. Some of the great writers of this era took after the style of their Greek counterparts, drawing inspiration from architecture and science. It was said that the Aeneid of Virgil shows resemblance to the...

    Ties between Literature and the Church

    Ties between Literature and the Church

    On the fall of the Roman empire, the Middle Ages happened and at that time, money was scarce and products were expensive. Countries spent based on loans from neighboring countries. Literature was mostly focused on faith and matters related to it. Distortion of the classical styles also became prevalent, as more forms begin to...

    Islamic Influence on Literature

    Islamic Influence on Literature

    The Islamic world also contributed a very important literary piece into the history of literature. (No, it wasn’t the invention of money.) It was The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, or more popularly known as Arabian Nights. Through out history, a lot of references were made on this book and it has...