Author(s): David Greenham
Close reading is the most essential skill that literature students continue to develop across the full length of their studies, and this book is the ideal guide to the practice, providing a methodology that can be used for poetry, novels, drama, and beyond. Using classic works of literature, such as Hamlet and The Great Gatsby, as case studies, David Greenham presents a unique, contextual approach to close reading, while addressing key questions such as:
Close Reading: The Basics
is formulated to bring together reading pleasure and analytic techniques that will engage the student of literature and enhance their reading experience.