Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary / Edition 1

Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary / Edition 1

by Brian Moon
ISBN-10:
0814130089
ISBN-13:
9780814130087
Pub. Date:
01/28/1999
Publisher:
National Council of Teachers of Englsh
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Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary / Edition 1

Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary draws on recent developments in literary theory and emphasizes the role of reading practices in the reproduction of literary meanings. As well as introducing new terminology relevant to this emphasis, the glossary reviews many traditional terms, such as style and theme, in the context of contemporary approaches to the study of literature. Unlike other glossaries, it includes brief activities to help students develop a working knowledge of the concepts.

With examples drawn from classic literary sources as well as from popular books, films, and television shows, Literary Terms is an excellent resource for high school teachers interested in strengthening their own as well as their students' appreciation and understanding of the complexities of literary study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814130087
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Englsh
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Series: Chalkface Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 177
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxii
Prefacexiii
Author1
Authorization2
Binary Opposition4
Character9
Class15
Code19
Character Code20
Suspense Code20
Plot Code21
Structural Code21
Cultural Code21
Communication24
Context28
Conventions33
Reading Convention34
Textual Convention34
Criticism36
Culture and Nature39
Naturalization40
Deconstruction42
Denotation and Connotation46
Discourse50
Dominant Discourse51
Alternative Discourse51
Oppositional Discourse51
English Criticism53
Feminist Criticism57
Patriarchy57
Figurative Language61
Simile62
Metaphor62
Metonym62
Personification62
Symbol62
Foregrounding and Privileging66
Gaps and Silences70
Gender74
Genre78
Identification82
Ideology85
Imagery88
Intertextuality92
Allusion93
Literature96
Marxist Criticism100
Narrative103
Story104
Plot104
Omniscient Narrator104
Limited Narrator104
New Criticism106
Point of View110
Narrator111
Third-Person Point of View111
First-Person Point of View111
Polysemy114
Poststructuralism118
Institution119
Power122
Hegemony123
Psychoanalytic Criticism126
Mirroring127
Race130
Reading Practices134
Resistant Reading Practice135
Readings138
Preferred Reading139
Resistant Reading139
Alternative Reading139
Representation142
Stereotypes143
Semiotics146
Structuralism150
Style155
Diction156
Rhetorical Devices156
Sentence Organization156
Syntax156
Text160
Closed Text161
Open Text161
Theme166
Motif167
Writing and Speech170
Index174
About the Author177

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