An encyclopedia or encyclopaedia (British English) is a reference work providing a collection of summaries of knowledge concerning the whole field of human knowledge or a specific area of it, generally arranged in alphabetical order. Below it will be analyzed the historical, social, and above all cultural context of production and diffusion of the Encyclopaedia par excellence, the one of […]
Drama (from the Greek δρᾶμα, “drama” = action, history) is literature intended for performance. The form is often combined with music and dance, as in opera and musical theatre, or on radio or television.
The prose is a form of linguistic expression, characterized by the continuity of syntactic periods and not subject to the rules of writing in verse. The concept of prose must be considered in opposition to that of poetry: in fact, it indicates a structure that does not present the “start of a new line” of the verse (regulated […]
Poetry (from the Greek ποίησις, poiesis, with the meaning of “creation”) is a form of literary art that creates, with the choice and combination of words according to particular metric laws (which cannot be ignored by the author), a composition made of phrases called verses, in which the semantic meaning is linked to the musical sound of phonemes. […]
The literature of a certain language is the set of written works and received up to the present. This definition is by no means a foregone conclusion and must be clarified in several respects. On the one hand, the definitions that have been given of the term, sensitive to different ideologies, world views, political or philosophical sensibilities, […]
In human and social sciences, communication (from Latin communicatio, der. from XIV century noun comunicare, “to share”) is defined as the process of transferring information from one system, called the sender (people, animals, machines, or groups of such) to another, called the recipient. The information is contained in a signal, which is transferred through a channel and endowed with meaning with the usage of a formal code, intending to provoke a […]
Sensationalism (from XVII century Latin sensatio, der. from Ancient Latin sensus, “sense”) is the tendency to give exaggerated emphasis to certain news, to arouse the interest of readers and public opinion. See also: Empiricism vs Sensationalism vs Materialism It is a type of editorial tactic in mass media, and a style of news reports that encourages biased impressions of events rather […]