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FACULTY : ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT : LINGUISTICS, LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE
UNIT CODE: ALI 805
UNIT TITLE: LITERATURE AND JOURNALISM
TASK: Difference between Literature and …show more content…
Literary texts can be interpreted in a number of different ways. This is because when different readers read a text, their understanding is not the same and sometimes the writer’s intention may be missed. For instance, in Jonathan Swift’s essay: A Modest Proposal, the writer, did not intend his proposal of rearing babies for food to be taken literally. Some of his readers were very outraged at the idea of infanticide and cannibalism.
Literature as a body consists of three main components (literary history): 1) A body of knowledge 2) A system of