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The Norton Introduction to Literature

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Welcome to the Student Studyspace for The Norton Introduction to Literature, 11e. This free student website helps you understand individual works, read and write about literature analytically, and appreciate literary contexts. The site features a variety of study and review materials, including: reading comprehension quizzes on widely-taught literary works; genre quizzes; workshops; tutorials on research writing, and avoiding plagiarism; and color-coded MLA citation guidelines.

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Workshops guide you step-by-step through a close reading and analysis of widely-taught works in The Norton Introduction to Literature. Many workshops include illustrations or other media and all include writing assignments.

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