Literature basic topics

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These should be the most basic topics in the field--topics about which we'd like to have articles soon. Please see the most basic encyclopedia article topics for general instructions on constructing this list, and consult complete list of encyclopedia topics.


literature
History of Literature
[history of the book] may not be the right title book
Western canon
[the teaching of writing]
poetry
prosody
meter
scansion
poetic formalism
villanelle
sonnet
blank verse
free verse
epic
prose
fiction
non-fiction
biography
prose formalism
allegory
anecdote
point of view
the novel
short story
journalism
the essay
theater
history of theater
literary criticism
metaphor
Basic Procedural Knowledge
how to read a poem
how to read an essay
how to read prose
how to write a story
how to write a poem
effective reasoning in argument writing
Techniques, Conceits and Genre (see talk for some ideas on literary genre)
False document
Frame tale

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