Department of Educational Sciences, Farhangian University, Ilam. Iran


Recently, literature and its applicability as a powerful source of authentic and rich linguistic materials have received profound attention and consideration. Unlike the past, it is being searched and analyzed from any possible aspect for its efficiency and power of utilization in the class. This paper has tried to detect in the researches done on the applicability of literature to language teaching, specially the status of poetry and drama as two powerful genres of literature in the field of language teaching and learning as well as the detailed introduction of their feasibility and application to literature understanding and language teaching. The paper has tried to utilize them in their classes and devise ELT textbooks from theoretical viewpoint and pave the way for the practitioners and curriculum developers their mode of administration and deployment.


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