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Literary composition   /lˈɪtərˌɛri kˌɑmpəzˈɪʃən/   Listen
Literary composition

Imaginative or creative writing.  Synonym: literary work.

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"Literary composition" Quotes from Famous Books

... passed through the autograph-album stage of development, we became interested in another sort of literary composition. It was a book in which we recorded the names of our favorite book, author, poem, statesman, flower, name, place, musical instrument, and so on throughout an entire page. That experience was really valuable and caused us to do some thinking. It would be ...
— Reveries of a Schoolmaster • Francis B. Pearson

... revelation. In the earlier stages of development the pupil's attention should not be directed toward minute analysis. At this period his mind is engrossed with the principal thought or unit of the composition,—the dominant theme which is developed in every organic literary composition. Let his mind rest upon this until he lives in the spirit of the theme through a passion ...
— The Evolution of Expression Vol. I • Charles Wesley Emerson

... child he displayed no very marked artistic tastes, though his ear and memory for music were quite remarkable. When admitted to the Kreuzschule of Dresden, the young student, however, distinguished himself by his very great talent for literary composition and the classical languages. To this early culture, perhaps, we are indebted for the great poetic power which has enabled him to compose the remarkable libretti which have furnished the basis of his music. His first creative attempt was a blood-thirsty ...
— The Great German Composers • George T. Ferris

... would certainly not have passed muster as a literary composition, but their extreme appropriateness to the occasion, combined with the action of the hockey-sticks, completely brought down the house. The applause was thunderous, and the last verse was encored twice over. Undoubtedly it was the hit ...
— The Luckiest Girl in the School • Angela Brazil

... day to day in intimate working contact with him under these conditions. Here, as I soon learned, and was glad to learn, was no namby-pamby scribbler of the old happy-ending, pretty-nothing school of literary composition. On the contrary he sounded, for the first time in my dealings with literary aspirants of every kind, that sure, sane, penetrating, non-sentimental note so common to the best writers of the Continent, a note entirely free from mush, ...
— Twelve Men • Theodore Dreiser

... of the fire and Lamb's flight had been unfavourable to literary composition, but now John returned ...
— Westways • S. Weir Mitchell

Words linked to "Literary composition" :   writing, fictionalization, potboiler, belles-lettres, written material, dialogue, hagiology, literary work, tushery, pastoral, dialog, poem, acrostic, lucubration, piece of writing, belles lettres, fiction, fictionalisation, verse form

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