ERIC Number: ED216374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan-21
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Themes and Styles in Popular American Literature--Based on "Popular Writing in America: The Interaction of Style & Audience."
Using readings from the book "Popular Writing in America: The Interaction of Style and Audience," this paper examines the parameters of literary style. The paper explores the themes and forms of a number of literary genres and describes the various devices used by authors within the confines of these genres to win and maintain audience interest. In addition to presenting a number of techniques used by authors to manipulate audiences, the paper uses quotations from the readings to illustrate the interplay of stylistic considerations and other compositional elements. (FL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.