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Explain and discuss how literature could be a benefit of anyone's life.

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Benefits of Literature

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What is literature? By etymology, the traditional definition of literature has to do with 'letters', the written work. Literature is expression of thoughts, ideas, creativity and human intellect using letters - communicating via the use of language. Many people demarcate about what literature is - some are 'higher' in value - as in the classical works of the Greeks and Romans (Latin) and 'common entertainment literature' like comic books utilizing shallow storylines. Overall, they are materials we can read, using language to entertain, to learn and know - to gain knowledge, get guidance or find meaning, so that, "The common definition of literature, particularly for university courses, is that it covers the major genres of poetry, drama, and novel/fiction," as expressed by Terry Eagleton (McMullen, n.d.). I am an avid reader, when I was younger I used to purchase a lot of comic books, paperbacks from genres ranging to teen detective stories, to superheroes, science fiction and war novels. I also continue to this very day appreciate classical poetry. Having ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of the benefits of literature. An example (which is reflective) is provided via the work of poet Sara Teasdale. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word version is also attached.

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1. Provides confidence as you discover other individuals' interest in the research area.
2. Allow you to get new or different ideas that you may not have thought about.
3. Provide networking opportunities with other individuals in the field.
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