This brief guide introduces students to reading and writing about fiction, poetry, drama, and film; surveys major critical approaches to these genres; and illustrates the importance of understanding works in the context of time and culture.
Table of contents
PART ONE: CRITICAL READING AND WRITING
1. Reading and Responding to Literature.
2. The Writing Process
PART TWO: THE ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE
3. Writing About Fiction
4. Writing About Poetry
5. Writing About Drama
PART THREE: THE ELEMENTS OF FILM
6. Writing About Film
PART FOUR: A GUIDE TO RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION
Glossary of Literary Terms