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Close Reading: An Introduction to Literature

Close Reading: An Introduction to Literature
Author: Elisabeth A. Howe
ISBN 13: 9780132436564
ISBN 10: 132436566
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-10-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $48.80

Written for an Introduction to Literature course, Close Reading allows students to examine the language and structure of a text, as well as the ideas or feelings it expresses, and to investigate the intricate links between form and content. It helps students to see such issues as sound and rhythm, imagery and figurative language, voice, the way characters are portrayed, the importance of setting, plot structure - all the elements that make literature 'literary' - changes the way in which they approach their study of literature. Covers poetry, fiction, and drama.