Language Arts

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Great literature is simply charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. — Ezra Pound (1885 – 1972)



Literature Whiteboard (YouTube Channel)


literature : (a) writings in prose or verse; especially : writings having excellence of form or expression and expressing ideas of permanent or universal interest (b) an example of such writings (c) the body of written works produced in a particular language, country, or age — Merriam-Webster   See also   OneLook

Dictionary of World Literary Terms, Forms, Technique, Criticism (Joseph Twadell Shipley)


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Language Arts is the name given to the study and improvement of the arts of language. Traditionally, the primary divisions in language arts are literature and language, where language in this case refers to both linguistics, and specific languages. — Wikipedia

Literature is any collection of written work, but it is also used more narrowly for writings specifically considered to be an art form, especially prose fiction, drama, and poetry. Literature, as an art form, can also include works in non-fiction genres, such as biography, diaries, memoir, letters, and essays. — Wikipedia

Literature (Encyclopædia Britannica)

The Literary Encyclopedia: Exploring Literature, History and Culture (The Literary Dictionary Company)



12 Novels Considered the Greatest Book Ever Written (Jonathan Hogeback, Encyclopædia Britannica)
The Library 100: Top Novels of All Time (OCLC)

Notable Texts (Wolfram Alpha)

The Literature Map: The Tourist Map of Literature (Impressum)




Literature and Its Cognates (Dictionary of the History of Ideas)
Periodization in Literary History (Dictionary of the History of Ideas)


DDC: 800 Literature (Library Thing)
Subject: Literature (Library Thing)

Subject: Literature (Open Library)

LCC: PN Literature (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Literature (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: PN Literature (Library of Congress)
Subject: Literature (Library of Congress)

Subject: Literature (WorldCat)



Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors. — Rhys Alexander, Writing Gooder, 12-09-05


MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources


Literature Courses (edX)



Writers and Authors (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
Writers and Authors (Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Words (Arts Journal)

Literature (JSTOR)
Literature (NPR Archives)



Expressionism in Literature (Dictionary of the History of Ideas)


Novel Writing (Discover a Hobby)




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form


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1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.