Subject Description


Verbal arts

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Subject Description

Information on those arts (other than oratory and drama) that use primarily verbal means, either spoken or written, as a mode of artistic expression. This category includes information on genres in verbal arts (e.g., autobiography, fiction, folklore, folktales, novels, poetry, prose forms, verse forms); specialists in verbal arts; narrations and recitations; data on characters, composition, plots, structure, styles, and themes.

This category, term and scope note were introduced in 1997. To find information on this subject in material indexed before 1997, search for terms "Literature" (538) and "Literary Texts" (539). For texts of verbal arts, use the term "Texts" (900) and its subterms.


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