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Close Reading: The Basics
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Close Reading: The Basics

David Greenham
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Close Reading: The Basics

David Greenham
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Close reading is the most essential skill that literature students continue to develop across the full length of theirstudies. Thisbook is the ideal guide to the practice, providing a methodology that can be used for poetry, novels, drama, and beyond. Using classic works of literature, such as Hamlet and The Great Gatsby as case studies, David Greenham presents a unique, contextual approach to close reading, while addressing key questions such as:

  • What is close reading?


  • What is the importance of the relationships between words?


  • How can close reading enhance reading pleasure?


  • Is there a method of close reading that works for all literary genres?


  • How can close reading unlock complexity?


  • How does the practice of close reading relate to other theoretical and critical approaches?


Close Reading: The Basics is formulated to bring together reading pleasure and analytic techniques that will engage the student of literature and enhance their reading experience.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2018
ISBN
9781351356930
Topic
Literature
Subtopic
Literary Criticism
Edition
1

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