Literary creativity is the application of creative thought or action to the domain of written expression. Literature is one of the major domains where creativity can be observed and includes poetry, dramas and plays, prose such as fiction and essays, and oral literature, such as folktales or ballads. Literature is an important domain to consider in light of creative poets, playwrights, and novelists, and it is important to understand in terms of Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences because linguistic intelligence is also concerned with the written word. This entry covers some of the theories about literary creativity, the characteristics of persons creative in the literary arts, and some of the challenges that individuals in the domain of literature face.

Theories of Literary Creativity

The theories and ...

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