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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Poetry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 3-13
    3. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 14-25
    4. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 26-36
    5. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 37-49
    6. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 50-62
    7. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 63-72
    8. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 73-87
    9. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 88-112
    10. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 113-120
  3. Prose

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 123-133
    3. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 134-145
    4. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 146-157
    5. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 158-167
    6. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 168-177
  4. Drama

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 181-192
    3. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 193-201
    4. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 202-208
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-216

About this book

Introduction

Practical criticism underlies everything students of English literature do. It is a way of reading the text closely, but with a grasp of the larger issues involved. This book is a practical, step-by-step guide which shows the student how to gain a sense of what a poem or passage of prose or drama is about, how to analyse it and how to build a successful essay. Easy to read and uncluttered by technical vocabulary, it will prove an invaluable resource for any student.

Keywords

drama English literature essay

Authors and affiliations

  • John Peck
    • 1
  • Martin Coyle
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WalesCardiffUK

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