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i am going to school through axia college and i am stumped. in the assignment that i have the question is what literature do you consider to be part of the united states' current literary canon and why? i am confused i do not know exactly what they are asking.

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Asked by beautifulfour at 10:26 PM on Feb. 11, 2010 in

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  • The term "literary canon" refers to a classification of literature. It is a term used widely to refer to a group of literary works that are considered the most important of a particular time period or place. For example, there can be a literary canon comprised of works from a particular country, or works written within a specific set of years, or even a collection of works that were all written during a certain time period and within a certain region. In this way, a literary canon establishes a collection of similar or related literary works.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 10:29 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • As in books that are considered to be "great american novels" written by U.S. Authors?

    Hmmm, The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath are a few.

    I hope that helps

    Answer by mogencreative at 10:31 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • ow my brain *drool*

    Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 11:17 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

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