La Habra High School Literary Criticism


Authors are the "Movers and Shakers" of their generation! What do critics believe about the themes of an author's work? What kind of analysis do they attach to a piece of literature? Check out Literary Criticism to find out the "deeper meanings" and analysis.


Shakespeare's Hamlet - Mrs. Johnson - LHHS


MLA Works Cited



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Online Research Databases with Literary Criticism:

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(CLICK ON THE APPLE, password: fjuhsd)

Public Libraries with Literary Criticism Databases: (require barcode and password):
Fullerton Public Library - They have Literary Reference Center!
Orange County Public Library - Literature Resource Center
Yorba Linda Public Library - Literary Reference Center by EBSCO - Click on "Online Services" off the home page. Put in your Library Card number and password, then click on Books/Reading tab.
Anaheim Public Library
Whittier Public Library - Literary Reference Center by EBSCO

Los Angeles Public Library - Literature Resource Center un: 27244048653193 pw: ask Slim




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Print:
La Habra HS Library's Web OPAC
Use this resource to find print sources in the library!

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Index to La Habra High School's Print Gale Literary Criticism
http://www.galenet.com/servlet/LitIndex
Use this index to find information in the Gale series of literary criticism. The books are located in the Reference Area of the library.
This is an index only! We may not have the book!

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Slim-Approved Websites:
INTERNET SITES

Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism ~ Search for criticism by author or title on this site from Drexel University. Don't miss the Online Criticism Guide and theLiterary Criticism Pathfinder at the bottom of the page!
http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/

Critical Reading: A Guide ~ A guide for "analyzing literature, particularly poetry and fiction." For poetry, contains sections on genre, speaker, structure, setting, and imagery. For fiction, topics include plot, character, setting, figurative language, and world-view. Also includes information on writing an analytical essay. From an english literature professor.
http://www.brocku.ca/english/jlye/criticalreading.html

Glossary of Literary Terms - quick definitions of literary terms; from Gale Publishing
http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/glossary/index.htm


Not acceptable:

Wikipedia? Princess Mabel edits own entry

Spark Notes? Bad!

Pink Monkey? Bad!



Some English Language Arts Standards Supported:

R3.7a
Analyze recognized works of world literature from a variety of authors that contrast the major literary forms, techniques, and characteristics of the major literary periods (e.g., Homeric Greece, medieval, romantic, neoclassic, modern).

R3.7b Analyze recognized works of world literature from a variety of authors that relate literary works and authors to the major themes and issues of their eras.

R3.7c Analyze recognized works of world literature from a variety of authors that Evaluate the philosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influences of the historical period that shaped the characters, plots, and, settings.



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Formulas for Parenthetical Citation
(Internal Documentation)

Something Wicked This Way Comes
“My father was tall…” (Bradbury 14).
  • Does the end quotations go inside/outside the parenthesis?
  • Does the period go inside/outside the parenthesis?

Research Paper Parenthetic Documentation

  • BOOK:
    • (Author and page number)
      • EXAMPLE: (Wilson 37)
    • No Author: (Book Title and page number)
      • EXAMPLE: (Rockets 38)

  • A BOOK BY TWO OR MORE AUTHORS:
    • (Authors last names and page number)
      • EX AMPLE: (Eggins and Slade 24)

  • A PRINT ENCYCLOPEDIA:
    • (“Article title” and page number)
      • EX AMPLE: ("Vienna" 246)

  • AN ARTICLE IN A REFERENCE BOOK:
    • (“Article title and page number)
      • EX AMPLE: ("Animal Research" 248)

  • A MAGAZINE ARTICLE:
    • If author (Author’s last name and page number)
      • EX AMPLE: (Mehta 18)
    • No author (“Article title and page number)
      • EX AMPLE: ("Exploding Myths" 19)

  • A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE:
    • If author- (Author’s last name and page number)
      • EX AMPLE: (Mehta 18)
    • No author- (“Article title” and page number)
      • EX AMPLE: ("Exploding Myths" 19)

  • AN ONLINE MAGAZINE ARTICLE/DISCOVERING/PROQUEST/
OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS:
    • If author- (Author’s last name)
      • EX AMPLE: (Kinsley)
    • No author- (“Article title”)
      • EX AMPLE: ("Now Is the Summer”)



  • AN ARTICLE IN AN ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA:
    • (“Article title”)
      • EX AMPLE: ("George Washington")

AN INTERNET PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL SITE:
    • (“Article title of website” and paragraph number)
      • EX AMPLE: (“TheraTears” ¶ 4)

  • AN EMAIL COMMUNICATION/TELEVISION/INTERVIEW:
    • (Name of the person being quoted)
      • EX AMPLE: (Wilson)

  • When two titles are the same, no author- Give the title of the work next:
    • EXAMPLES:
      • (“Snowy Owl” Artic)
      • (“Snowy Owl” Hinterland)
      • (“Snowy Owl” Brittanica 15)