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Literary Analysis: The Basics, Paperback / softback Book

Literary Analysis: The Basics Paperback / softback

Part of the The Basics series

Paperback / softback

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Literary Analysis: The Basics is an insightful introduction to analysing a wide range of literary forms.

Providing a clear outline of the methodologies employed in twenty-first century literary analysis, it introduces readers to the genres, canons, terms, issues, critical approaches, and contexts that affect the analysis of any text.

It addresses such questions as:What counts as literature?Is analysis a dissection?How do gender, race, class and culture affect the meaning of a text?Why is the social and historical context of a text important?Can digital media be analysed in the same way as a poem?With examples from ancient myths to young adult fiction, a glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading, Literary Analysis: The Basics is essential reading for anyone wishing to improve their analytical reading skills.

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