History of literature

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Novel · Poem · Drama
Short story · Novella

Epic · Lyric · Drama
Romance · Satire
Tragedy · Comedy
Tragicomedy

Performance (play· Book

Prose · Verse

Outline of literature
Index of terms
History · Modern history
Books · Writers
Literary awards · Poetry awards

Criticism · Theory · Magazines

The history of literature is the historical development of writings in prose or poetry which attempts to provide entertainment, enlightenment, or instruction to the reader/hearer/observer, as well as the development of the literary techniques used in the communication of these pieces. Not all writings constitute literature. Some recorded materials, such as compilations of data (e.g., a check register) are not considered literature, and this article relates only to the evolution of the works defined above.

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