Literature is the garden of wisdom
JAMES ELLIS, attributed, Day's Collacon
Answer the question: What is your understanding of literature?
Then watch and analyze the following recordings:
What is LITERATURE LITERATURE meaning, definition & explanation
Does your understanding correspond to the presented?
What kinds / types of books do you know? Which do you like to read? Do you think reading is useful?
Watch the files and make the notes of the essential ideas to keep in mind:
Literature and its divisions
Genres of Literature
What are metaphors? Where can you find them? Are you able to give any examples?
Watch the video and speak on the role of metaphors in writing and literature:
Metaphors in Writing and Literature
Study the following metaphors presented by the speaker and try to interpret them for yourself. Then consult a dictionary if necessary:
Love is a battlefield
There is a blanket of clouds
Time is a thief
He is a night owl
Work has dried up
Tiger, tiger burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
- William Blake
She looked as if she
had never had quite
enough to eat.
Her very eyes were hungry.
- Frances Hodgson Burnett
pict 1 There is a blanket of clouds
He is a night owl
A night owl, evening person or simply owl, is a person who tends to stay up until late at night, or the early hours of the morning
The opposite of a night owl is an early bird – a lark as opposed to an owl
In several countries, especially in Scandinavia, early birds are called A-people and night owls are called B-people.
pict 2` A night owl
Time is a thief.
Fortunately, time doesn't put on a ski mask and lurk around dark corners. This metaphor illustrates the point that time seems to pass quickly and our lives flash by.
Their ideas are difficult to swallow
difficult (hard) to swallow
mod. difficult to believe. Your story is pretty hard to swallow, but I am beginning to believe it.
Make up a situation/story using the above mentioned metaphors. Let it be connected with literature/books/writers. Mind its structure: introductory paragraph (1-2 sentences), main paragraph (8 or more sentences), and concluding paragraph (1-2 sentences).