Human beings have to communicate among themselves. People from a particular country or region have their way of passing messages that comprise written symbols and sounds, which they use for talking or writing. This is their language. In written form, language is a lasting way to record knowledge that is passed from one generation to another, while the spoken form is a medium of conveying a message between individuals. Language has various forms to express creativity (arts). Language Arts: Writing, Literature, and Creativity is the result of thousands of years of human efforts. Language arts include listening, writing, speaking, reading, viewing, and visually representing. A critical aspect of a people is their literatura, which carries their cultural practices and many issues of their life.
The following is an in-depth look at some features of the language arts, which are writing, literature, and creativity:
Writing has to do with recording ideas or using printed words to communicate with others. The writer puts a message in some form that necessitates the reader to understand it and interpret the message. When one learns to read, the desire to learn how to write develops, although reading and writing can be imparted on a learner concurrently. The writer conveys an experience to the reader through some inscribed symbols that represent those experiences. Communication takes place if the reader and the writer find some commonality in the expressed thoughts or experience. The intended meaning is lost if the two parties lack some shared experience of the message in writing.
Writing affords the writer the opportunity to pass on some message to others, be they people in the same age group as the writer, or for preserving some knowledge to be read by the generations that will come later. The ability to transcend gives writers the chance to meet specific objectives, like giving guidelines on how to do something, preserving the traditional stories and way of life of a community, entertaining the reader, winning the reader to a particular form of thinking, or influencing their actions.
What comes to mind when “literature” is mentioned? Well, for many, literature in the general term refers to any written works. In a more specific way, it is deemed to be any writing that is taken to be an art form. That is, it is any write-up considered to have artistic or intellectual value, mostly due to the way language is used, which is quite distinct from the normal usage. Traditionally speaking, literature referred only to written accounts, but its modern definition has broadened to cover contents that are spoken or recited or sung, which is called oral literature. Further, technological advancement, especially in print industry, has popularized written works, giving rise to electronic literature. Literature can be categorized as fiction or non-fiction, and prose or poetry. It can also be put into various forms, such as drama (plays), novels, or short stories. Literary works also fall into historical period classifications, or how they conform to specific aesthetic characteristics or expectations, thus belonging to a certain genre. Literature serves to educate, to preserve cultural aspects, to entertain, and to perform other roles in society.
Creativity entails using one’s imagination or original ideas to come up with something, such as a story, a song, a painting, a sculpture or carving, a model, a drawing, or any other form of art. It is the basis of art, and language depends on it for development. Creativity is manifested through the capacity to see the world in entirely new ways, unravel hidden patterns, connect seemingly unrelated things, and come up with solutions. It is a product of two processes: thinking and producing. Writing and literature have their foundation built on creativity.