Knowing literature is not enough. To love and to enjoy it gives the most meaning out of it.
So, tomorrow, we culminate English week at school and I was chosen as a representative for the essay writing contest, spelling bee and poetry making. I already finished the draft for my poem. Right now, I'm preparing for the essay writing. I'm thinking of ways to lengthen the draft I made so I thought of "researching inspiration". Quotes, essays and poems could be a good start. Our theme is: Language through literacy; Literacy through literature.
Therefore, I also have to look for facts about literacy rates and other useful information. At least, that way, my essay could be "meaningful". The essay has to have five hundred words, you know.
Literacy is the ability to read and write. The inability to do so is called illiteracy or analphabetism. Visual literacy includes in addition the ability to understand visual forms of communication such as body language, pictures, maps, and video. Evolving definitions of literacy often include all the symbol systems relevant to a particular community. Literacy encompasses a complex set of abilities to understand and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture for personal and community development. In a technological society, the concept of literacy is expanding to include the media and electronic text, in addition to alphabetic and number systems. These abilities vary in different social and cultural contexts according to need, demand and education. --Wikipedia
Literature (from Latin litterae (plural); letter) is the art of written work. The word literature literally means: "things made from letters". Literature is commonly classified as having two major forms—fiction and non-fiction—and two major techniques—poetry and prose.
Literature may consist of texts based on factual information (journalistic or non-fiction), a category that may also include polemical works, biography, and reflective essays, or it may consist...
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