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Literary Overview & Genres

Literary Terms - This resource from the Purdue Online Writing Lab outlines vocabulary and definitions for a variety of genres and written structures.

Literary Theory - Written by a literature professor, this guide provides an overview of eight literary theories as well as an extensive bibliography.

Literary Genres - This site provides a list with short descriptions of the various types of literature.


Rhetorical Situations - From the Online Writing Lab at Purdue, this explores what rhetoric is and how it relates to writing through examples, videos, and writing.

Classical Argument - Also from OWL, this provides an understanding of the elements of rhetoric, its structure, and how it was used in classical times.

Visual Rhetoric - This information from OWL explains what visual rhetoric is and how to analyze visual documents, a particularly useful skill for art students.

College for Creative Studies website