Why teach literature?

IB English B: Why teach literature?

The question that heads the top-level page Literature remains ... why do we bother teaching literature, when there"s so much language to teach ?Well, to mention but a few ...Extensive reading Any literary text (apart from short lyric poems and haikus) will demand reading over a period of time, with concentrated attention, memory, and the ability to construct a mental model of some complexity. These are not skills...

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