Close Reading: An Introduction to Literature

Close Reading: An Introduction to Literature
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  • ISBN-13: 9780132436564
  • ISBN: 0132436566
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Publisher: Longman


Elisabeth A. Howe


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.Elisabeth A. Howe is the author of 'Close Reading: An Introduction to Literature', published 2009 under ISBN 9780132436564 and ISBN 0132436566.

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