According to, the term "personal fable" is used to describe an egocentric belief commonly held by adolescents that one is highly unique and unlike any other who has ever walked the Earth. This belief is general... More »

Lesson plans for "Superfudge," the short novel for children and adolescents by Judy Blume, can be found on a number of educational websites, including Lesson Planet, Lesson Index, Web English Teacher and My Schoolhouse. ... More » Art & Literature Literature

The true role of literature in society can be debated, but according to Gulf News, one belief is that literature is the mirror of society. The vast majority of books, both fiction and non-fiction, depict the world people... More »

A counternarrative is an argument that disputes a commonly held belief or truth. These beliefs often relate to cultures, people and even institutions. 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 »

According to a blog written by University of Pennsylvania linguistics professor Mark Liberman, there seems to be some disagreement over whether the term "glass slippers" is a mistranslation of the French word for "squirr... 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 »