Compare and Contrast Literary Text and Non-Literary Text

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Non-literary text forms an independent part of a publication .Non-literary texts are informational writing: factual material, informational explanations, newspaper articles, textbooks, journal and diary entries, and so forth that are published in newspapers, Informative magazines current affairs news and educative articles. Non-literary composition uses facts and figures to proof a point. Examples of non-literary texts are personal diaries, current affairs news, journals, text books and articles. Non-literary composition is written objectively. In contrast, literary texts are fictional compositions based on the artist’s will and imaginations and are therefore subjective. Poetry, novels, short stories and dramas are written in a particular …show more content…
The article, as observed in the newspaper has useful sub-headings that gave detailed information about different aspects of the knife crime.

The audiences for the two literatures are not the same. Articles target the general public as their audience, because their publications appear in newspapers and magazines, whilst poems appeal to interested readers (Zacharakis et al, 2011). The poem told a story, described an object and situation, narrated an event and finally expresses feelings. Whatever the substance of the remarks and the ultimate message, poetry is characterised by linguistic elements that go beyond standard sentence structure. A poet can speak directly to an audience, much as a narrator in stories. Poetry is the most personal and indirect form of fictional expression. The next stage of the assignment will be to summarise the main structural features of a poem.

Poems, like articles have structures. Structure of a literature refers to how written expression is set out on the page. Poetry is restricted expression of the written word and the uses of structures provide the tools of poetry writing. Poetry structures have a collection of rhyming patterns, grammar and imagery. Poems have different structural features (shape) which can be used to classify poems. These features are simple and easy to distinguish, for example, the lines of poems are often much shorter than those of prose.

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