This PowerPoint presentation provides a brief overview of the various approaches to studying, analyzing, and interpreting literature.
Complete with notes, this is a great tool to use in upper-level literature courses as an introductory to Literary Theory and Criticism, especially if students are struggling to go beyond summary in their writing about novels, plays, short stories, and poems.
Should be used as a starting point and allow students to follow their own interests to make literature relevant to them. This will support writing skills on any standardized assessment that has an essay component (AP, IB, CLEP, etc.).
Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism Slideshow
by Charles Adam Coe
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