This little 35-page compilation of past posts was created for two reasons. The first is because new writers often don’t know how easy it is to include thematic, foreshadowing, contextual, plot, and character clues beyond the superficial or obvious. This is a bit of a how-to guide.
The second is because I wanted my students to have easy access to all the information imparted during ( too many ) lectures when we learn how to analyze texts.
Download and use the PDF to:
- understand literature
- add depth and complexity to your novel
- Or, if you’re a hater of literature, to mock the art of explicate de texte studied by literature majors everywhere.
Little Book of Symbols & Context