Read Classic Fiction

Understand the Art and Craft of Literature

This course is for anyone who wants to study literature and/or wants to understand literary analysis The course will introduce you to key literary terms and devices and give you the skills necessary for a close reading of text. By drawing on examples from 19th and 20th century classic fiction, the course is designed to help you go beyond the plot of a novel, so that you can see and appreciate the the art and craft of literary language and the effect it produces on the reader.

What you’ll learn

  • learn to analyze literary language.
  • Produce close critical analyses of prose.
  • Understand elements of literary and stylistic craft.
  • Know and understand ways in which the use of language creates meaning.
  • Understand the effect of word choices and language style.
  • Understand use of major literary devices in classic fiction.

Course Content

  • Module I –> 1 lecture • 7min.
  • Module II Narrative Structure –> 8 lectures • 1hr 17min.
  • Module III Descriptions and Literary Devices –> 4 lectures • 51min.
  • Module IV Defamiliarization –> 3 lectures • 26min.
  • Conclusion and Assignment –> 1 lecture • 2min.

Read Classic Fiction

Requirements

  • Anyone who wants to study literature.
  • Interest in studying literature.

This course is for anyone who wants to study literature and/or wants to understand literary analysis The course will introduce you to key literary terms and devices and give you the skills necessary for a close reading of text. By drawing on examples from 19th and 20th century classic fiction, the course is designed to help you go beyond the plot of a novel, so that you can see and appreciate the the art and craft of literary language and the effect it produces on the reader.

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