literary vs. literally

literary vs. literally

辨析:两个单词都是源自“文字”这个词根,含义却大相径庭。literary是一个形容词,用来表示“文艺相关的”,常见的组合有literary works、literary figure、literary value以及literary criticism等。而literally则是一个副词,“字面上的”,这个词在留学文书的写作中可能要更常见一些,用来体现一种与比喻、引申等言外之意相对的实在性和明确性。在非正式的场景中,这个词还可以被用作对所陈述对象的强调和夸张。

例句:
Oedipus Rex, apart from the undeniable literary and historic value, also presents significant medical interest because the play mentions a plague, an epidemic, which was devastating Thebes, the town of Oedipus' hegemony.
After American ships forced foreign influences into the country, Japanese art became Westernized, although such subsequent printmakers as Ikuo Hirayama are still classified as exponents of "Nihonga" (literally, "Japan pictures").

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