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|Noun||1.||literary work - 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
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)
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