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I would say Music should not be classified as Literature because to do so would cause much confusion in talking about work in two fundamentally distinct artistic mediums. [See PephenKinD's answer for a good breakdown of the different qualities of the two mediums.] Music deals with combinations frequencies/wavelengths, in terms of sequence of notes, and ...


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His cigar was knocked out of his hand by the sail when it was blown in the wind and then he was knocked overboard Well recalled! It was a pipe knocked out of his mouth by a rope, not a cigar knocked out of his hand by a sail, but that’s close enough: Rainsford sprang up and moved quickly to the rail, mystified. He strained his eyes in the direction from ...


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Certainly there are those that consider music to be literature. In fact, the organization PEN New England (a chapter of PEN America) which among other things confers over $150,000 to writers in the fields of fiction, science writing, essays, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, translation, drama, or poetry. is one of them, having in 2012 ...


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Generally, music and literature are two different genres of art, with the distinctions hinging on the medium used. The former is understood to be the organization and production of harmonious sounds, while the latter is the arrangement of written words on a visual display. There can be an occasional crossover between the two forms. For example, a lot of ...


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If I read Dylan correctly, he, a contrarian if ever there was one, is actually arguing that his songs are not "literature" as the term is commonly understood. Of course, this also implies his award is a mistake. Not many people would deliver a Nobel Prize lecture suggesting that their award was an error, but again, this is Bob Dylan we're talking about. ...


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I too have asked myself similar questions... Literary Theory in a strict sense is the systematic study of the nature of literature and of the methods for analyzing literature. However, literary scholarship since the 19th century often includes—in addition to, or even instead of literary theory in the strict sense—considerations of intellectual ...


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The comment differentiates language and literature and suggests they have opposite futures. the future of the English language is grand Language is a broad category that includes verbal and written communication of many forms. If the language is connected to the dominant world power, as English is, then the comment suggests that the society promises to ...


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"any commonly-accepted definitions of literature?" I think so. I believe that a commonly accepted definition of literature is something like a grouping of writings. If your definition of Literature includes something to do with art, then you first have to define art. And dependent on whether or not nonhuman things can make then defines if computer-generated ...


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Consider the negation of "can music be considered literature?" The negation is: "music cannot be considered literature." From a strictly logical perspective, that would mean that there is no music that is also literature - there's not even one example of it. In other words, from a strictly logical perspective, all you have to do is find a single example of ...


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