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Chapter 2 Writing about Form: Developing the Foundations of Close Reading

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the theory of New Criticism as the foundation for close reading.
  2. Apply the New Critical methodology to works of literature.
  3. Engage in the writing process of a peer writer, including peer review.
  4. Review and evaluate a variety of New Critical papers by peer writers.
  5. Draft and revise a New Critical paper on a literary work.