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"...a beautifully original and well-rounded sequel to our beloved Pride and Prejudice."

- Austenesque Reviews   

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Essays that explore literature through a Christian lens, from John Milton to Bob Dylan

Literary Resources for Students and Teachers: Critical Papers, Overviews, and Other Literature Study Tools

This section of the website contains academic papers as well as study aids. Many of these resources are free of charge. Any literary criticism found on this website may be used as a source (with proper credit given to the author, Skylar H. Burris, and this website, www.editorskylar.com) or as a study aid. 

Literary Criticism Resources:

Examples of Applied Literary Criticism (Several short papers demonstrating particular approaches to criticism; an excellent overview for students wishing to understand the different approaches to literature.)

For an example of the historical approach to literature,  read my paper "The Ideal Source for a Tory Message: Thomas Otway's Venice Preserv'd."

Christian Literary Criticism is an inexpensive, Kindle ebook compilation. Even if you don't have a Kindle, you can read this book on your computer by downloading the free Kindle ap. The book contains the following eight essays:

  • "From Man's Effeminate Slackness it Begins": John Milton's Paradise Lost
  • The Christian Vindication of God: Alexander Pope's "An Essay On Man"
  • "Dip Him in the River Who Loves Water": William Blake's Marriage of Heaven and Hell
  • Manichaesim, Skepticism, and Fideism in Lord Byron's Cain
  • Biblical Imagery in Gerard Manley Hopkins's "God's Grandeur"
  • Head or Heart: Christ as Via Media in Herman Melville's Billy Budd, Sailor
  • Using the Bible as the Key to Unlock the Meaning of Bob Dylan's "Jokerman"
  • Alternative Explanations for the Societal Breakdown in William Golding's Lord of the Flies.

Literature Study Aids:

How to Master the Literature G.R.E.
Tips and advice 

Critical Approaches to Literature
Definitions, overviews, applications, short sample papers, etc.

Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain
Outline, family trees, etc.

Keep Track of Resources:

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- Long and Short Romance Reviews  

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Explore  poetry, story, and art in Ancient Paths Literary Magazine

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"Ms. Burris's representation of Austen's characters is flawless and her new additions are well-drawn and intriguing."

- Austenesque Reviews

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