Thomas C. Foster Writing Styles in How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Thomas C. Foster
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Structure

William C. Foster divides his book "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" into thirty-four primary sections, consisting of a preface, introduction, 27 numerically-ordered chapters, two interlude sections placed at different points within the ordered chapters, and concludes the structure of the book with a postlude, envoi, and appendix full of reading suggestions. The preface introduces the second edition of the book, where as the introduction introduces the core concepts of the book. Each of the numerical chapters revolve around a specific idea, symbol, or aspect of literature, such as sex, violence, water, seasons, weather, characters, setting, and so on. The interludes remind readers of various things, such as remembering to keep the overall plot of a novel in mind while seeking out symbols or symbolism. The postlude sums up the book, answers a few important questions relating to authorship and interpretation, and then concludes with a farewell...

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