Course 4—Lecture

LitCourse 4
How to Read: Title & Setting 


Titles—tell us things

Attention must be paid* to titles and how they function in a story. Titles perform any of three roles.

Titles . . .
State a story's theme
Point to a key aspect of a story
Highlight a story's irony

* Linda Loman's famous line in defense of her husband, Willy Loman—his deserving of respect—in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

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