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|Just The Facts Understanding Literature - The Elements of Fiction|
Actor: Just the Facts
Director: Cerebellum Corporation
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
UNDERSTANDING LITERATURE:ELEMENTS OF - DVD Movie
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Reviewed on 10/29/2012...
Good review for high school test prep
A brief summary of what most of us already know
Lupus | New Mexico | 03/19/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have no real complaint about the young man and young woman who rush us through this introduction to the elements of fiction. And the technical make-up was OK. I knew pretty much what I was getting when I ordered it. A half-hour summation of the elements of fiction. I think I would have preferred that it be about 9.95 instead of nearly $15. It's a good intro for students who have no clue about literary elements, and a refresher for those who need it. So I won't trash it, but for those who want something with a little more depth - and that includes any writer wannabe - then I'd advise you not to waste your money. Also, the description was somewhat misleading; there are only two "experts," lady professors I've never heard of, and there were no excerpts from literary giants to illustrate a point. Really light-weight stuff, so pay attention to who you're buying it for. I know some students I may give my copy to.
The bottom line is that it's not worthless to people just learning about literature, but to those who know more than the basics, it's a waste of time to bother with it."