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Collins - The Hunger Games   Tags: dystopia, fiction, film, literary criticism, literary research  

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The Hunger Games


What is Literary Criticism?

pen and ink image  Literary Criticism is discussion, analysis or appraisal of a literary work- whether a novel, poem, play, short story or essay.

As a literary critic, you will read and study a piece of literature and attempt to:

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  • justify
  • interpret
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