Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism

Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism

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Beginning with approaches familiar to students and then gradually introducing schools of criticism that are more challenging, THEORY INTO PRACTICE provides extensive step-by-step guidance for writing literary analyses from each of the critical perspectives. This brief, practical introduction to literary theory explores core literary theories in a unique chronological format and includes an anthology of relevant fiction, poetry, and nonfiction to help bring those theories to life for students. Remarkably readable and engaging, the text makes even complex concepts manageable for those beginning to think about literary theory, and example analyses for each type of criticism show how real students have applied the theories to works included in the anthology. Now updated with the latest scholarship, including a full discussion of Ecocriticism and increased emphasis on American multicultural approaches, THEORY INTO PRACTICE provides an essential foundation for thoughtful and effective literary analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Probably the biggest cause of low scores on essay examinations is that students do not keep to the topic or follow directions. All too often they stray off into discussing a related topica€” for example, giving a plot summary instead of making aanbsp;...

Title:Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism
Author: Ann Dobie
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2011-01-03

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