The Title and the Epigraph

IB English A Literature: The Title and the Epigraph

This lesson on The Great Gatsby asks students to focus on the concept of Paratext and in particular what we can learn through exploration of an author"s choice of title and epigraph. Paratext is defined by Richard Macksey as follows:"...those liminal devices and conventions, both within the book (peritext) and outside it (epitext) that mediate the book to the reader: titles and subtitles, pseudonyms, forewords, dedications,...

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