What is Literature?

Literature comes from the Latin term “LITERA” which means ‘an encounter with letters’. It is a body of literary productions, ORAL, WRITTEN or VISUAL, containing imaginative language that realistically portrays thoughts, emotions, and experiences of the human condition. It is a language in use that provides insights and intellectual stimulation to the reader. As one explores literature, he likewise discovers the beauty of language. It is a product of a particular culture that concretizes man’s array of VALUES, EMOTIONS, ACTIONS, & IDEAS. It is, therefore, the recreation of human experience that tells about people and their world.