Worldviews in Literature

Daniel Schwabauer

If analyzing literature makes your head swim, check out this poolside floatie. We’ll learn to take apart great books using a concept any high school student can grasp: the four layers of meaning. Students and teachers alike will benefit from this simple but profound approach to interpreting literature. Once the four layers are explained, you will wonder …

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Daniel Schwabauer has an MA in creative writing from the University of Kansas. He is editor of Crosswind Comics and creator of The One Year Adventure Novel and Cover Story, writing programs for homeschool students. His professional work includes stage plays, radio scripts, short stories, newspaper columns, comic books, and scripting for the PBS animated series Auto-B-Good. Runt the Brave, Runt the Hunted, and The Curse of the Seer, his young adult novels from AMG Publishers, have received numerous awards, including the 2005 Ben Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Children’s Literature and the 2008 Eric Hoffer Award. He and his family make their home in Olathe, Kansas.