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American Literature

Why do we need a definition for American Literature? What purpose does it serve? How are the American literary themes of liberty, opportunity and equality addressed in ethnic literature?

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The purpose of defining something is not only to identify its key components but also to distinguish it from other items in the same category. This is not to say that by defining something we are reducing an item but we are communicating what makes it uniqueâ?"in this way, definition can be instructive. "American Literature" necessitates definition for the reasons stated above. Though American Literature has existed for ...