First published in 2023, How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster is an instructional nonfiction text that helps people become more analytical readers. By examining common symbols, patterns, and references, Foster provides an entertaining guide on how to understand the deeper meaning within literary works. The book, used often in literature courses, is part of a series by Foster, which includes How to Read Novels like a Professor, How to Read Poetry Like a Professor, and How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor, among others. 

Literary Devices

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