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Cover of Sequel 5th Edition

E. Schmuhl & R.C. Guches
Fifth Edition

320 pages
ISBN 978-1-935770-01-5

A Handbook for the Critical Analysis of Literature


Part One: Literary Genres: Poetry, Fiction, and Drama

Unit One: Analyzing Poetry
Lesson One: Finding Meaning
Lesson Two: Poetic Forms
Lesson Three: Imagery
Lesson Four: Tone
Lesson Five: Denotation and Connotation
Lesson Six: Figurative Language
Lesson Seven: Allusion
Lesson Eight: Irony
Lesson Nine: Other Literary Techniques

Unit Two: Analyzing Fiction
Lesson One: Plot
Lesson Two: Character
Lesson Three: Setting
Lesson Four: Theme
Lesson Five: Point of View
Lesson Six: Literary Movements

Unit Three: Analyzing Drama
Lesson One: Elements of Drama
Lesson Two: Dramatic Poetry
Lesson Three: Tragedy
Lesson Four: The Modern Play

Part Two: Approaches To Literary Analysis

Unit Four: Contextual Analysis
Lesson One: The Reader’s Context
Lesson Two: Language as Context
Lesson Three: Historical Analysis
Lesson Four: Writing the Contextual Analysis

Unit Five: Formalist Analysis
Lesson One: The New Critics
Lesson Two: The Text Itself
Lesson Three: A Close Reading
Lesson Four: Writing the Formalist Analysis

Unit Six: Psychological Analysis
Lesson One: The Theories of Sigmund Freud
Lesson Two: Core Issues
Lesson Three: Writing a Psychological Analysis

Unit Seven: Archetypal Analysis
Lesson One: Archetypes
Lesson Two: images, Characters, and Situations
Lesson Three: Shadow, Anima, and Persona
Lesson Four: Mythology
Lesson Five: Writing the Archetypal Analysis

Unit Eight: Feminist Analysis
Lesson One: The Origins of Feminist Analysis
Lesson Two: Feminism and Literature
Lesson Three: Writing the Feminist Analysis

Part Three: Writing a Literary Analysis

Unit Nine: Writing a Literary Analysis
Lesson One: Annotating a Work
Lesson Two: From Topic to Thesis
Lesson Three: The Outline
Lesson Four: Drafting and Revising Your Analysis

Appendix of Selected Readings of Literature for Analysis

Glossary of Terms