Introduction to Reading and Interpreting Literary Texts

Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.      ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Learning OutcomesPhoto of a jumble of magnetic words used for fridge poetry sets

  • Identify the key features of prose
  • Identify the key features of poetry
  • Identify and describe the major critical approaches to literary interpretation: New Criticism/Formalism, Reader-Response, Feminism, and Marxism