Archive for May 29, 2014

Literary Analysis: the Text Behind the Text

Ahhh, the Spring: a time for new beginnings,  new life, and, for many first year writers, an introduction to writing about literature on the college level.  Literary analysis is an important concept to learn. Most literary texts have meaning beyond their surface- level meaning, and not being able to puzzle it out is kind of […]

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How to Analyze Poetry

Analyzing poetry is crazy difficult to do–and even more difficult to explain.  So let me introduce you to someone who has taught me a lot about it during my time at the Center for Writing Excellence.  Norm is amazing at helping writers understand poetry.  From eavesdropping on his consulting sessions, I’ve learned how to help […]

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