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State the distinguishing features of literary writing by citing examples and discussing them. 450 words (you may give the sources.)



The term 'literary writing' calls to mind works by writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, or Wordsworth; definitive examples of all that the term implies. We instinctively associate the term with characteristics such as artistic merit, creative genius, and the expression of mankind's noblest qualities. In this essay I will explore some of the characteristics of this kind of writing. 

Literary works are primarily distinguishable from other pieces of writing by their creative, or artistic intent.So perhaps an inventory of literary writers' motives should include the overflowing of their passions, their desire for self-expression, an abiding fascination with humanity in all its variety, the need to come to grips with relationships as they really are in the world as it really is, the striving after an ideal world which can exist only in the imagination, and, perhaps at the heart of it all, the need to form, shape, things of beauty.In my view it comes down to subjective value judgements. I believe literature is a 'broad church' which ought to be able to deal with any subject, and that ultimately it is individual readers, or readers en masse, who decide on the value of any particular work and on whether or not it deserves a place in the annals of literary history. 
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The biggest feature of literary writing is that it is very often based on imagination, ideas and unreal things. As the name suggests, the language used in literary writing is a rich one. The writer uses rich words, poetic devices other language enhancing elements to give the written piece, a good taste and appearance.
Examples of literary writing - Fiction, Poems , Plays etc.

Non-literary writing is what we often come across in our daily life. It can be instructions, short messages etc. which are written purely for the purpose of informing someone or are business and work related.  They don't have the writer's imagination sewn into them.These lack in rich language and words and are related to the reality only.
Examples- Instructions given by your teacher, A short message informing your sister about her phone call, a short note telling about progress at work. etc. These are all non- literary writings.

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The main features of literary writing or the biggest features of literary writing is that it is very often base on imagination,ideas and unreal things.the language in the literary is the main key to used literary writing.literary language can be seen to devitate or violate in structure from the 'ordinary' language in many ways.many scholars believe that literary writers have very subtle experiences to communicate and since ordinary language is unable to meet thier requirements, they resort to patterning or distortion of language froms for aesthetic purposes.for example Roman,Jakobson (Linguistics andPoetcs:A closing statement' in T.A.Sebeok (ed) Style in Language MIT Press).this is why the literary writers used rich words,the words associated with grand or sublirni ideas or oobjects for ordinary ideas or odjects.the writers used rich words for poetic devices and other language enhancing elements to give the written piece a good taste and appearance.examples of literary writing are Fiction,poems,play and novels etc. The non-literary writing or the writing that does not come under the term literary writing are what we often come across in our daily life.such as meeting,praising,giving a loan making a transaction,teaching a class eetc.which are written purely for the purpose of informing someone or are of business and work related.they dont have writers imagination sewn into them.this lack in rich language and words are related to the reality only.examples are... 1.instructions given by your teacher. 2.A short massage informing your sister about her phone call. 3.A short noy telling about at work etc.
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