2: Writing about Form - Developing the Foundations of Close Reading
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- Understand the theory of New Criticism as the foundation for close reading.
- Apply the New Critical methodology to works of literature.
- Engage in the writing process of a peer writer, including peer review.
- Review and evaluate a variety of New Critical papers by peer writers.
- Draft and revise a New Critical paper on a literary work.
- 2.1: Literary Snapshot - Through the Looking-Glass
- 2.2: The Foundations of New Criticism: An Overview
- 2.3: Close Reading Strategies - A Process Approach
- 2.4: Student Writer at Work: Kelly Ann Wolslegel’s Close Reading of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Love Is Not All”
- 2.5: Student Sample Papers: Todd Goodwin’s “Poe’s ‘Usher’: A Mirror of the Fall of the House of Humanity” and Amy Chisnell’s “Don’t Listen to the Egg!: A Close Reading of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’”
- 2.6: End-of-Chapter Assessment
- 2.7: Suggestions for Further Reading