The Importance of the Study of Literature in the High School

Dungan, Margaret E.
March 1916
Education;Mar1916, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p437
Academic Journal
The article comments on the importance of the study of literature in high school. The value of composition and the allied forms of expression through language is endorsed in the study of literature. It gives the student a means of self expression and stimulates his very life. All literature is either the representation of life or the expression of conclusions about life. The formation of one's own philosophy of life is a significant task which can be developed through the use of quickened senses, sincere feelings, tolerant sympathies and the power of thought. The main purpose of literature is to nurture the spiritual life of the student.


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