Purloined Letter: Different Views (Structuralism, Formalism, Reader-Response Criticism)

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On the Purloined Letter, how would a Formalist, a Structuralist and a Reader-Response critic comment on the Poem? Any links, ideas or help will be much appreciated.

-- Anonymous, November 26, 2001


Perhaps you should start by reading 'The Purloined Letter'. The first thing you will discover is that it is not a poem. After you have read your primary material you may find your essay a little easier.

-- Anonymous, November 27, 2001

duh I am well aware of that... but was rather fast in typing this.

-- Anonymous, November 27, 2001

Why are you students so damn lazy? Read the damn book!

-- Anonymous, January 10, 2002

It's not a "damn book!" It's a short story by Poe!!! Whose the idiot now?

-- Anonymous, June 13, 2002

That would be "Who is" not "whose," which would be possessive. A curious error for someone picking such a nit with someone else.

-- Anonymous, June 16, 2002

This is pretty messed up, here I am tryin to find some literary criticism of this damn short story, just as the young lady was who submittied this, and all I can find is you assholes pissing and moaning at each other. Try to be a little bit more helpful, I'd like to pass my damn class.

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2002

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