About Literature

Literature • Outline • History
Writer • Author • Poet

Major types

Verse • Prose
Poem • Play • Novel
Short story • Novella


Epic • Lyric • Drama
Romance • Satire
Tragedy • Comedy


Theme • Plot • Style
Character • Setting • Voice


Performance • Plays
Books • Magazines

History and lists

Outline of literature
Index of terms
History • Modern history
List of years in literature
Books • Writers •
Literary movements
Poetry movements
Literary awards • Poetry awards


Reviews • Criticism • Theory
List of literary critics

Much, much more ...

Glossary of literary terms
Glossary of poetry terms
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Literature is prose, written or oral, including fiction and non-fiction, drama and poetry. See also: outline of poetry.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to literature:

Essence of literatureEdit

Main article: Literature

Forms of literatureEdit

Oral literary genresEdit

Main article: Oral literature

Written literary genresEdit

Main article: Poetry


Main article: Non-fiction


Main article: Fiction
Inspirational fiction (religious literature) –

History of literatureEdit

Main article: History of literature

General literature conceptsEdit

Main article: Index of literary terms

Literary awardsEdit

Persons influential in the field of literatureEdit

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

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