9780130947864

A Practical Introduction to Literary Study

  • ISBN 13:

    9780130947864

  • ISBN 10:

    0130947865

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/08/2004
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

This brief, practical book addresses how and why people read literature, and then shows different ways of thinking about the literature they are reading┬┐teaching users to read critically and analytically, to write thoughtful and concise papers of literary analysis, and to perform competent literary research.The book┬┐s comprehensive coverage offers a detailed description of practical research methods, an understanding of criticism and how to use it in papers, and a complete section on MLA documentation. The main topics address: what is literature and what is critical thinking?; reading critically; understanding literary language; explication and analysis; and secondary sources, research, and critical theory.For those new to literary study.

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