Synopses & Reviews
This reference guide can serve as either a supplementary text for high school and introductory college literature courses, or as a general style manual for writers and writing instructors. The first of the book's two major sections focuses on the parts and principles of literature. These are elements students must understand and master as they develop the interpretive and critical reading skills they'll need in order to understand the works of major British and American writers. The book's second section shows students how to put newly learned principles of literature to work in developing their own writing skills, both for class papers and manuscripts intended for publication.