literary composition

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Noun1.literary composition - imaginative or creative writingliterary composition - imaginative or creative writing  
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
acrostic - verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message
belles lettres, belles-lettres - creative writing valued for esthetic content
dialog, dialogue - a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people; "he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek"
fiction - a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
fictionalisation, fictionalization - a literary work based partly or wholly on fact but written as if it were fiction
hagiology - literature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints
lucubration - a solemn literary work that is the product of laborious cogitation
pastoral - a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
potboiler - a literary composition of poor quality that was written quickly to make money (to boil the pot)
tushery - writing of poor quality; characterized by affected choice of archaic words
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It may often happen on the stage, that an actor, by possessing in a preeminent degree the external qualities necessary to give effect to comedy, may be deprived of the right to aspire to tragic excellence; and in painting or literary composition, an artist or poet may be master exclusively of modes of thought, and powers of expression, which confine him to a single course of subjects.
Shortly before Ralph Denham's visit, Katharine had resolved to try the effect of strict rules upon her mother's habits of literary composition.
I've no objection to nice simple tunes--indeed, I find them very helpful to my literary composition, but that kind of thing is merely like an unfortunate old dog going round on its hind legs in the rain.
She could now forget them comfortably and give herself up to the delights of audacious thought and literary composition.
Habits of literary composition are perfectly familiar to me.
Absorbed in the toil and delight of literary composition, he had not even answered Mr Verloc's shout up the little staircase.
Her analysis of the data is guided by the activity theory of Lev Vygotsky, Michel Foucault's ideas about literary composition, and actor network theory.
Ms Silkeberg, who is also a literary composition professor at Gothenburg University, produced the final text in Swedish.
From the classical period to today, the virtues have served as a means of self-examination, a guide for self-reflection, a pattern for living a good life, and an inspiration for literary composition.
The Gesta Hungarorum by the anonymous notary is a literary composition about the mythical origins of the Hungarians and their conquest of the Carpathian Basin, up to the first grand princes in the 10th century.
In this sense, the strongest work on the painting has sought to align it both with the rather than as manifesting any relation to the genres of literary composition, or to the contested significance of poetry during the years of Giorgione's activity.
Because it is difficult for one person to be equally proficient in literary composition, physics, forensics, anthropology, draftsmanship, and bookbinding, my work must be inevitably weak in places.