When we think of works of art, we immediately think of paintings, sculptures, and other forms. However, art forms are defined as artistic works made using creativity, skill, and imagination to illustrate beauty and expression. Does this not mean that collections of written works are not an art form?
Writing as an art form is taking something that is one-dimensional and turning it into a three-dimensional reality through the evocative use of words. Imagination is capable of developing all possibilities and solutions.
Using this in the expression of written words makes a voice that loud and powerful. Figures of speech like similes and metaphors are used to transform mediocre sentences into marvelous visual imagery. Just by the phenomenal use of written words!
The normal reaction to the consideration of literary works as an art form would instantly bring poetry to mind. Definitively, it’s a literary art using creative and rhythmic language qualities to conjure colorful meanings of the ordinary transformed into extraordinary.
General Literary Works
Literature dates as far back as the third millennium BC. Isn’t it that a profound fact and thought of just how literature and literacy art forms have impacted the world in which we exist? When you consider writing as an art form, there are a number of characteristics to support this.
This is a literature genre defined as lengthy pieces of written works in the form of novels, short stories, and novellas. Examples of prose fiction books among many are The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
A literary genre by means of creating stories using one’s imagination and creativity skills. There are various types of fiction namely romance, adventure, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, crime, and thriller. Below, we have highlighted a few examples of well-known books of common genres.
Romance has been notably expressed by Margaret Mitchell with Gone With the Wind, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, and The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
Famous books of fantasy include a vast selection of old and new authors. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, The Dark Tower by Stephen King, Discworld by Terry Pratchett, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien, and the most recent fantasy books which have taken the literary world by storm, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. The last notable books of fantasy that brought so much success were the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
The best crime books of all time are that of The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe, and one trilogy that highlighted many societal and political issues with literary brilliance, The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson.
Knock on the door that is the work of written arts which opens up to the literary land of endless possibilities!