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HE242 Methods of Literary Analysis

Background Sources: Starting Points

A writer uses background sources to establish facts or present widely accepted or non-controversial information.

Best Bets to Get Started:

Green CheckmarkDictionary of Literary Biography
     -Background information on literature and its creators
Green CheckmarkLiterature and its times: Profiles of 300 notable works and the historical events that influenced them
     -Background about the context in which a text was written

Background Sources: Additional Recommendations

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