The analysis and interpretation of writing. Specialists in this field of study spend a considerable amount of time reading and enjoying books, and requires a certain level of reading comprehension and insight. The Literature expert studies all categories of writing, including fiction, poetry, and drama. He can study works from a variety of different genre, styles, cultures, and writing periods, comparing the works or examining them on their own merits. He is able to think about a work of literature philosophically, analyzing the writing and producing an insightful essay. He is an expert in the terminology for discussing literature and is highly familiar with the art of creative writing.