THE HANDY LITERATURE ANSWER BOOK
An Engaging Guide to Unraveling Symbols, Signs, and Meanings in Great Works
By Daniel S. Burt and Deborah G. Felder. How does reading literature differ from everyday reading? What can be learned from the middle of a short story? These and nearly 400 other questions are answered in this easy-to-read, fact-filled guide on how to get the most out of reading novels, poetry, drama, short stories, and literary nonfiction. Discussed alongside in-depth dissections of important works are literature basics such as themes, symbols, context, and other devices. Among the works examined are Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Telltale Heart," O. Henry’s "The Gift of the Magi," Jane Austen’s Emma, and August Wilson’s Fences. A listing of recommended essential works is included. Grades 7 and up. Index. Glossary. Further reading. Illustrated. Visible Ink Press. 474 pages. ©2018.