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How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

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By (author) Thomas C Foster

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  • Publisher: Turtleback Books
  • Format: Hardback | 314 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 18 February 2003
  • ISBN 10: 0606318089
  • ISBN 13: 9780606318082
  • Edition: Prebound edition
  • Edition statement: Turtleback School & Library ed.
  • Sales rank: 1,292,267

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What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey?. Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface--a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character--and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary text keeps escaping you.In this practical and amusing guide to literature, Thomas C. Foster shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock those hidden truths, and to discover a world where a road leads to a quest; a shared meal may signify a communion; and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just rain. Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, How to Read Literature Like a Professor is the perfect companion for making your reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun.

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