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Writing About Literature: Guidelines for Literature Papers

HUNTER COLLEGE READING/WRITING CENTER WRITING FOR ENGLISH COURSES The following notes were written by Professor Richard Barickman of the Hunter College Department of English. They have been slightly edited. ¬†Every essay that offers interpretations of literature is an effort to … Continue reading

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Conventions for Writing for Literature

All events in literature are referred to in the present tense, if they are fictional, even if the piece is written in the past tense. Only use the past tense if referring to events that occur in the past of … Continue reading

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Critical Essays I

CRITICAL READING: A GUIDE A Guide Designed for His Year 1 Students by¬†Professor John Lye Copyright John Lye 1996, 1997 This is a guide to what you might look for in analyzing literature, particularly poetry and fiction. An analysis explains … Continue reading

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