A Short Guide to Writing About Literature
Essential reading for every aspiring literary critic, this popular text offers a short course on how to write analytically about stories, plays, poems, and films. The new edition contains expanded checklists of questions readers can ask themselves to generate ideas for writing.
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5WHAT IS LITERATURE?
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