Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary

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National Council of Teachers of English, 1999 - Education - 177 pages
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Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary draws on recent developments in literary theory and emphasizes the role of reading practices in the reproduction of literary meanings. As well as introducing new terminology relevant to this emphasis, the glossary reviews many traditional terms, such as style and theme, in the context of contemporary approaches to the study of literature. Unlike other glossaries, it includes brief activities to help students develop a working knowledge of the concepts. With examples drawn from classic literary sources as well as from popular books, films, and television shows, Literary Terms is an excellent resource for high school teachers interested in strengthening their own as well as their students' appreciation and understanding of the complexities of literary study. A resource for both high school teachers and their students, designed to increase understanding of terms associated with new theories, as well as traditional terms in the context of these new understandings. Special emphasis is placed on the role of reading practices in the production of literary meanings. Each entry is structured as a mini-lesson. Terms are not only explained in theory, but also demonstrated through brief activities using familiar text extracts, puzzles, and problems. Moon has worked as a secondary teacher and university lecturer in the areas of English, literature, and media studies.

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Contents

Character
9
Class
15
Communication
24
Copyright

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