Finding literary criticism about particular short stories or poems often takes persistence. There may not be articles written about each story or poem by an author. You may be able to apply a critic's comments on other works by the same author to your selected work. Check with your professor.
- author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- title of work: Yellow Wallpaper
- author: Charlotte Bronte
- title of work: Jane Eyre
- theme: marriage
- author: Alice Walker
- title of work: Everyday Use
- symbol: quilt
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Once you have a book of criticism in hand, consult the Table of Contents and/or the Index to find chapters or pages which discuss a particular story.
Writer's Handbook - from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center (includes grammar & style information)
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