ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Literature is writing that tells a story or teaches a lesson. It tells us about people, places, times, and events. Literature can be real or imagined and is often written in books or poems. People study literature to learn more about their culture or to expand their knowledge of the world. Literature helps us think about different possibilities or ways of living and can help shape our values and beliefs.
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