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Critiquing Literature in the School Curriculum

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This article discusses classroom approaches to deciphering discourses in literature and literary criticism. The focus is on metaphors in literature and the emotional power of the text and its impact on the learner’s perception, imagination and feelings.

Keywords: curriculum; literary criticism; literary discourses; metaphors; post-structuralism

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Australian Catholic University

Publication date: 2004-01-01

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