The test of Real Literature is just that it will bear repetition. Reread the same pages again and again, always with fresh delight..2004-08-07.gif1999-05-03.gifThe "test" of real literature is the teduim of repetition. In the mordern world, or atleast in the 21st century, high schoolers are more or less forced to read boring books,(I apologize for a lack of a better description) especiallythose who are placed in advanced English classes. In this context, the "boring books" are the literatures written a long long time ago by some unknown faces with names such as Fyodor Dostoyevsky, JD Salinger and Miguel de Cervantes, just to name a few. Bear in mind that books written by these great people are indeed as much more complicatedthan their names and thus need to be read and re-read many many many times in order to understand it. I do not know how many times one must read to fully comprehend the Real Literature written by these folks, and I do not want to know. When something, anything needs to be done "again and again," tedium is inevitable. Any student who has been through a year of advanced high school english would know the effects of being forced to read and reread Macbeth. It centainly isn't very pleasing. (Please excuse my rather callous statements here).When one begins to feel tired and bored by what one's doing, one will simply lose interest, and poof! that "delight" just disappears.( I'm sure we all know how that feels).In the above text, the "test" is to really settle down and focus on that old book long enough to read the "same pages again and again" so that one can analyze the Real Literature one's reading with fresh delight ( Since real literature has deeper meanings meant to be analyzed).Overall, analysis is not an easy task to execute, especially an analysis for a "real literature" proven to bore one's eyeballs out. To sucessfuly analyze a "real" literature ( apparently all books written nowadays is fake literature) and pass the "test", one must bear and overcome the tedium of repetition ad re-live every round of re-reading with a new wave of "fresh delight."