An Introduction to Literature / Edition 15

An Introduction to Literature / Edition 15

by Sylvan Barnet, William E. Cain, William Burto, Morton Berman
     
 

This textbook and anthology focuses on the interrelated processes of reading critically and of wiring about literature. Punctuated with numerous poems, essays, short stories, plays, and even a few color prints, the text identifies the elements and varieties of each type of literature, examines particular works in depth, profiles influential writers, and briefly… See more details below

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This textbook and anthology focuses on the interrelated processes of reading critically and of wiring about literature. Punctuated with numerous poems, essays, short stories, plays, and even a few color prints, the text identifies the elements and varieties of each type of literature, examines particular works in depth, profiles influential writers, and briefly considers the role of criticism. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205599097
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1672
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Reading and Responding to Literature3
2Writing about Literature: From Idea to Essay17
3Approaching Fiction: Responding in Writing47
4Stories and Meanings: Plot, Character, Theme56
5Narrative Point of View74
6Allegory and Symbolism92
7In Brief: Writing about Fiction112
8Two Fiction Writers in Depth: Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Carver127
9A Collection of Short Fiction198
10The Novel495
11Approaching Poetry: Responding in Writing501
12Lyric Poetry508
13The Speaking Tone of Voice529
14Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Apostrophe552
15Imagery and Symbolism569
16Irony585
17Rhythm and Versification599
18In Brief: Writing about Poetry617
19Poetry and Translation624
20A Collection of Poems640
21Three Poets in Depth: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Langston Hughes734
22Some Elements of Drama777
23Tragedy795
24Comedy977
25In Brief: Writing about Drama1044
26Plays and Contexts1060
27Critical Approaches: The Nature of Criticism1403
28Critical Perspectives on Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness: A Casebook1426
Appendix ARemarks about Manuscript Form1507
Appendix BWriting a Research Paper1513
Appendix C Glossary of Literary Terms1532
Acknowledgments1545
Index of Critical Terms1557
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems1562

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