ERIC Number: ED158265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Developing Literary Appreciation Via Contemporary Adolescent Literature.
Sutton, Wendy K.
Currently popular and increasingly complex adolescent literature deserves a close look by literature teachers. Authors of literature intended for this audience are becoming more adventuresome and are using a wider range of literary techniques than was previously true. Such techniques include slice of life, anti-hero, open-ending, interior monologue, multi-levels of meaning, satire, parody, allegory, first person narration, flashbacks, and multiple protagonist/ narrators. Examples of these may be seen in such books as: "The Pigman,""Go Ask Alice,""Lisa, Bright and Dark,""Are You There, God, It's Me, Margaret," and "I Am the Cheese." The increasing sophistication in techniques might be used by teachers as a way of connecting popular juvenile literature with adult literature. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association Transmountain Regional Conference (3rd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 20-22, 1977)