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Prof. Liberatore Eng 102 Spring 2019: Start Here - Literary Analysis

Stories you've read this Semester

  • William Faulkner - A Rose for Emily (906)
  • A. E. Housman – To an Athlete Dying Young (1180)
  • Dylan Thomas – Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night (1182)
  • T. S. Eliot – The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (942)
  • Francis Petrarch – The Eyes that Drew from Me  (87)
  • William Shakespeare – Sonnet 29 (87) and Sonnet 18 (743)
  • Louise Erdrich – The Red Convertible (241)
  • Thomas Hardy – The Man He Killed (1174)
  • Wilfred Owen – Dulce et Decorum Est (1174)
  • Alice Walker – Everyday Use (933)
  • King Lear Act II
  • Andrew Marvell – To His Coy Mistress (721)
  • John Keats – When I Have Fears that I may Cease to Be (1157)
  • Mary Oliver – When Death Comes (1158)
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman - The Yellow Wallpaper (676)
  • Reading and Analyzing Poetry (75-83)
  • Sylvia Plath – Mirror (742)
  • Wallace Stevens – The Snow Man (handout)
  • Robert Hayden – Those Winter Sundays (13)
  • Marge Piercy – Barbie Doll (14)
  • Kate Chopin – Story of an Hour (71)
  • James Joyce – Eveline (201)

What's Literary Analysis

What is literary criticism?

  • An interpretation of a literary work or body of work that is debatable.
  • A conversation with the written text.
  • An analysis and explication of literary work(s) using literary concepts (theories, devices, etc.)
  • A thesis that presents and arguable perspective of a literary work.