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. They were to be seated at their tables every morning at ten o'clock, with a clean-swept morning of empty, secluded hours before them.
"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. Only a week before the blow fell she, happening to raise her eyes from the paper, saw two figures seated on the grass under the shade of the elms.
"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.
In Consuming Visions: Cinema, Writing, and Modernity in Rio de Janeiro, Maite Conde charts the dialectical relationship between literary composition and incipient Brazilian film production in Rio de Janeiro at the turn of the twentieth century.
The book under review provides a new and much needed critical edition of The Lamentation over the Destruction of Ur (henceforth LUr), a Sumerian literary composition of more than 400 lines attested exclusively from Old Babylonian period sources (p.
This text succeeds as an illustration of how the historian can breathe life and colour into the seemingly emotionless and formulaic literary composition of archival legal documents.
Ms Silkeberg, who is also a literary composition professor at Gothenburg University, produced the final text in Swedish.
His chapters are carefully planned and argued: anatomy of a literary composition, levels of interpretation, sample readings, several footnotes and an acceptable bibliography.