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Composition: Critical Overviews

Resources for Composition I and Composition II courses

Critical Overviews for Short Stories, Novels, Poems, Plays, and Essays

Still trying to figure out what that story or poem was all about?

Here you will find links to critical overviews for short stories, excerpts from novels, poems, plays, and essays published in Making Literature MatterThe Norton Introduction to LiteratureThe Norton Reader, and other textbooks used in English Composition classes at NWACC.

Each article discusses a work's themes, style, and historical context, and features critical analysis from literary scholars and other writers.

You can find more overviews of these and other works in:

Critical Overviews