The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

The new Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms gives readers a clear explanation of approximately twelve hundred terms making them easier to understand. Readers will also find new coinages of words from modern critical and theoretical movements and updated coverage of traditional drama, literary history, textual criticism and areas of rhetoric. Readers will learn to use these terms with greater confidence orally and in writing. The pronunciation guides help to clarify for the reader how to pronounce some of the more difficult terms contained in the book. The book is written in English and contains 368 pages. This book is considered to be an authoritative and up-to-date reference book intended for the general reader as well as for students. Chris Baldick authors the Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms. The 3rd edition of the book was published in 2008.

Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms Features:

  • This is a paperback book
  • There are 368 pages
  • The book is written in the English language
  • ISBN-10: 0199208271
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199208272
  • Book Dimensions are 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches

The reviews for this book contain praise for the analysis and interpretation of the terms presented in the book. Especially helpful to readers are the Latin and Greek terms for drama and that it covers both classic literature and modern genre fiction. This book is helpful to students doing research papers as a reference guide. It is also very beneficial for students of critical writing classes. The book gives not only explanations of the terms but specific and comprehensible examples as well making this reference tool a must have for anyone studying literature or writing.

It is important to know what people think about this reference tool so here are some snippets from Amazon reviews:

“The Oxford Dicionary of Literary Terms is a reference anyone who writes or reads literature or poetry should have on their shelves.”

“Very inexpensive yet comprehensive”

“I'm really glad I remembered to include the Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms in my purchase. It proved to be one of the best references to use for my research papers.”
“The explanations are easy to understand and include specific, comprehensible examples. It would be very helpful for writing any paper, particularly a literary criticism one where you want to sound smarter than you are by using big and obscure words/terms.”

As the snippets above show the Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms is a valuable reference book that is easy to comprehend and use. It is recommended for any student or persons interested in learning more about literary terms or an explanation for unusually difficult terms.

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