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E. Schmuhl & R.C. Guches Fifth Edition 320 pages $37.95 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