Like Pale Gold – The Great Gatsby Part I: Crash Course English Literature #4

Like Pale Gold – The Great Gatsby Part I: Crash Course English Literature #4

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature. So the two books most often cited as the “Great American novel” are The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and this slender beast, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The US is a country founded on the principles of freedom and equality; Huck Finn is a […]

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Literature Review

Literature Review

Welcome to this tutorial for graduate students on writing a literature review, brought to you by the Allyn & Betty Taylor Library. So you’re a graduate student with your thesis or dissertation topic, and you need to get started on your literature review. But… what exactly IS a literature review? The literature review is often […]

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Literature Criticism Online — Basics

Literature Criticism Online —  Basics

Gale’s Literature Criticism Online features the largest curated collection of criticism in the world and provides access to centuries of analysis, delivered in an easy-to-use online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The number of results found for each search term is displayed. Here you’ll find a description of […]

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The Restored Church of God’s Free Literature Library – 60 Seconds

The Restored Church of God’s Free Literature Library – 60 Seconds

The World to Come program is produced by The Restored Church of God, which has its headquarters in Wadsworth, Ohio, USA. The Church prints and distributes a library of 80 books and booklets, as well as many articles, lessons and reports. Available on rcg.org, they are given away free of charge, with free shipping. This […]

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Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #5

Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #5

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and this is The Great Gatsby. This novel barely makes it to 200 pages even with rather large print, and yet it’s so magnificently complex and rich that we can’t possibly do it justice in two videos so today we’re gonna focus on a specific question: […]

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Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 4: Plot

Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 4: Plot

We speak student! Power in Literature: Plot a la Shmoop. We’ve thought through symbols, settings, and themes. so one of the words that we’ve used a couple times is plot What is plot? Plot is, plain and simple the narrative arc of the story it’s what happens there’s a very famous way to map the […]

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1944, January 11 – FDR – Fireside chat #28 – State of the Union – closed captioned

1944, January 11 – FDR – Fireside chat #28 – State of the Union – closed captioned

VO: Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States. FDR: Ladies and gentlemen, today I sent my annual message to the Congress, as required by the Constitution. It has been my custom to deliver these annual messages in person, and they have been broadcast to the nation. I intended to follow this same custom […]

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How to Analyze Literature

HACC Tutoring presents, “How to Analyze Literature.” Literary analysis can be intimidating to a lot of students, and it does take some critical thinking. However, it doesn’t have to be a mystery. First, let’s define literary analysis. Analysis in general means that you are examining something critically by looking at its separate parts. So, if […]

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Faith and Culture: Diwali

Faith and Culture: Diwali

Diwali—It is one of the main festivals celebrated in India. It generally means an array of lights. The irony is that Diwali although is called the festival of lights, but it is celebrated in the darkest night in the darkest period. That’s a moonless night. That’s because since all the world is totally dark, and […]

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The Parable of the Sower: Crash Course Literature #406

The Parable of the Sower: Crash Course Literature #406

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and I have some bad news. Disease is devastating the planet. Soon the global food supply will be compromised, clean water will become scarce, violence will grow epidemic, dangerous new street drugs will circulate, the income gap will increase, corporate slavery will return and a strongman […]

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