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English Language & Literature: Literary Terminology and Movements

Help for your research in English language and literature.

Literary Movements

There are many excellent guides to particular literary movements, periods, or people groups. Here are just a few:

Literary Terms & Theory

Use the following to understand basic literary theory and terminology.

Words, Words, Words

People, Places, Proverbs, and Allusions

Understand the full significance of an unusual turn of phrase, allusion or symbol in a literary work by consulting one of the following: