literary study

Definitions of literary study
  1. noun
    the humanistic study of literature
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    lit, literature
    the humanistic study of a body of literature
    comparative literature
    study of literary works from different cultures (often in translation)
    lit crit, literary criticism
    the informed analysis and evaluation of literature
    poetics
    study of poetic works
    classics
    study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome
    rhetoric
    study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
    metrics, prosody
    the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
    type of:
    arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts
    studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
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