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Practical Criticism By Martin Coyle

Practical Criticism

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Practical criticism underlies everything students of English literature do. This book is a practical, step-by-step guide which shows the student how to gain a sense of what a poem or passage of prose or drama is about, how to analyse it and how to build a successful essay.
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Practical Criticism by Martin Coyle

Practical criticism underlies everything students of English literature do. It is a way of reading the text closely, but with a grasp of the larger issues involved. This book is a practical, step-by-step guide which shows the student how to gain a sense of what a poem or passage of prose or drama is about, how to analyse it and how to build a successful essay. Easy to read and uncluttered by technical vocabulary, it will prove an invaluable resource for any student.

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About Martin Coyle


Author John Peck: John Peck is now retired and was formerly Reader in Victorian Literature at Cardiff University, UK. With Martin Coyle he edits the Key Concepts series for Palgrave Macmillan. Author Martin Coyle: Martin Coyle is Professor of English Literature at Cardiff University, UK. With John Peck he edits the Key Concepts series for Palgrave Macmillan.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements.- Preface.- PART 1: POETRY Why 'Practical Criticism'?.- Understanding Poetry.- Understanding a Poem: Some Examples Building a Response.- Discussing a Detail, Building a Case.- Twenty Questions.- Technical Terms.- Writing a Poetry.- Practical Criticism.- Essay Taking Things Further.- PART 2: PROSE Understanding a Passage of Prose.- Understanding a Passage of Prose: Some Examples Building a Response Discussing a Detail, Building a Case.- Writing a Prose Practical Criticism Essay.- PART 3: DRAMA Understanding an Extract from a Play.- Building a Response.- Writing a Drama.- Practical Criticism.- Essay.- Further Reading.

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GOR001521495
Practical Criticism by Martin Coyle
Martin Coyle
Macmillan Study Skills
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
1995-07-31
232
0333632257
9780333632253
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