Literature affects people by teaching them, entertaining them and inspiring them to take action in life. According to Gulf News, literature has "shaped civilisations, changed political systems and exposed injustice." Lit... More »

According to studies done at York University and the University of Toronto, as reported in Time, people who read literature develop greater empathy for and understanding of other people. They are also better able to view... More »

Atmosphere is a term used in literature to describe the mood of a piece of writing, which is usually created by how the author describes the setting and background, as well as the characters and events within the story. ... More »

According to studies done at York University and the University of Toronto, as reported in Time, people who read literature develop greater empathy for and understanding of other people. They are also better able to view... More »

Symbolism in literature is an object, person, action or situation that has both a literal and additional meaning. For example, in Christian literature, a tree may symbolize Christ's execution cross. More »

A plot map is a conceptual device used by writers, critics and students of literature to give visual form to the action in a story. Generally, successful plots can be conceived of as a mountain, with the peak being the c... More »

Oral literature is a term generally applied to spoken literary traditions such as folk tales, musical theater, proverbs, riddles, life histories, plays, proverbs, epic poems and historical recitations. Unlike written lit... More »