Uni Q&A | First Year Literature, Reading Lists, Uni Life & More!

Uni Q&A | First Year Literature, Reading Lists, Uni Life & More!

Hello everyone! I am Ashleigh, and today I’m going to be doing my university Q&A! Basically, a couple of weeks back I decided to announce a Q&A relating to university because I’ve now finished my first year of studying literature, and I thought that might be quite interesting to talk about so here we are […]

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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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1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

Hi I’m John Green and welcome to season 4 of CrashCourse literature. Today, we’re transporting you to one of my favorite (slash least favorite) dystopias, George Orwell’s 1984. I feel like that eye is looking at me. The book starts like this: It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking […]

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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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LITERATURE – Jane Austen

LITERATURE – Jane Austen

Jane Austen is loved mainly as a guide to fashionable life in the Regency period, but her own vision of her task was radically different. She was an ambitious and stern moralist. She was acutely conscience of human failings and wanted, through her novels, to make people less selfish and more reasonable. More dignified, and […]

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LITERATURE: Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka was a great chech writer who has come to own a part of the human emotional spectrum, which we can now call the Kafkaesque and which thanks to him we are able better to recognize and to gain a measure of perspective over and relief from. Kafka’s world isn’t pleasant. It feels in […]

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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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Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 6: Textual Evidence

Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 6: Textual Evidence

We speak student! Power in Literature: Textual Evidence à la Shmoop. So as we think through the process of showing and not telling and the elements and weapons that writers use to kinda deploy their wares, talk to us how that works as we analyze things with textual evidence What is textual evidence? The number […]

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Different Types of Characters in Literature

Different Types of Characters in Literature

Hey guys, welcome to this Mometrix video on characters in literature. Characters are an essential part to any literary work. They make the story possible, and, the way in which the characters are built, can help to bring the story to life. In this video we will take a look at the definition of a […]

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