Providing the keys to understanding time-honored literature and inspiring new interpretations.
Keynote Classics™ are different. The Introductory Key lays the groundwork with carefully researched historical information and background about the author's life that helps readers put the book into its time and place in the literary canon. It doesn't give away the story or do the analysis, but suggests things to watch for and pay attention to so readers can recognize literary devices and formulate their own interpretation.
- Keynote Classics™ include short Introductory Keys in simple language that provides context and concepts to think about before reading.
- Unlike other literature study guides, our books do not provide analysis by specifically telling readers what the themes, symbolism, plots, etc. are. The Introductory Keys introduce the work with hints about what to look for and pay attention to so readers can come to their own personal understanding and analysis.
- Questions are provided at the end to guide discussion for classes or book clubs or spark ideas for writing essays or analysis papers about the work.
- Teachers recommend that students read actively and draw on prior knowledge and experience to get the most from their reading. Keynote Classics™ have wider margins for recording thoughts, interpretations, and connections while reading.
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