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The term itself, derived from the Latin word littera ("letter of the alphabet"; litterae,
"letters"), is ancient enough; but in ancient times literature tended to be
considered separately in terms of kinds of writing, or genres as they came to be
called in ...
Influence of period and genre. In the lyric genres, the rhythms of the individual
poet — or, in the words of the 20th-century American poet Robert Lowell, "the
person himself — can be heard in the prosody. In the long poem, the dramatic, ...
The letter Of all the branches of nonfictional prose, none is less as a genre
amenable to critical definition and categorization than letter writing. The
instructions of the ancient grammarians, which were repeated a thousand times
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