Canon vs Literature - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between canon and literature
is that canon
is while literature
is the body of all written works.
A generally accepted principle; a rule.
- The trial must proceed according to the canons of law.
(literary) A group of literary works that are generally accepted as representing a field.
- Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter.
The works of a writer that have been accepted as authentic.
- (turn into real quote) "the durable canon of American short fiction" — William Styron
A eucharistic prayer, particularly the Roman Canon.
A religious law or body of law decreed by the church.
- the entire Shakespeare canon
A catalogue of saints acknowledged and canonized in the Roman Catholic Church.
In monasteries, a book containing the rules of a religious order.
A member of a cathedral chapter; one who possesses a prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church.
A piece of music in which the same melody is played by different voices, but beginning at different times; a round.
- We must proceed according to canon law.
(fandom) Those sources, especially including literary works, which are generally considered authoritative regarding a given fictional universe.
- Pachelbel’s ''Canon'' has become very popular.
(cookery) A rolled and filleted loin of meat.
- A spin-off book series revealed the aliens to be originally from Earth, but it's not canon .
(printing) The largest size of type with a specific name, formerly used for printing the canons of the church.
(senseid)The part of a bell by which it is suspended; the ear or shank of a bell.
- a canon of beef or lamb
(billiards) A carom.
* canon law
* canonise, canonize
* canonisation, canonization
* literatuer (obsolete)
The body of all written works.
The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group or culture.
All the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.
Written fiction of a high standard.
- The obvious question to ask at this point is: ‘Why posit the existence of a set of Thematic Relations (THEME, AGENT, INSTRUMENT, etc.) distinct from constituent structure relations?? The answer given in the relevant literature is that a variety of linguistic phenomena can be accounted for in a more principled way in terms of Thematic Functions than in terms of constituent structure relations.
- However, even “literary” science fiction rarely qualifies as literature , because it treats characters as sets of traits rather than as fully realized human beings with unique life stories. —Adam Cadre, 2008
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