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A leader in the market for over 30 years, this paperback anthology continues to uphold the traditions that have made it a success - classic and contemporary selections with a range of multicultural voices as well as a non-intrusive apparatus that covers the elements of literature and the writing process while incorporating fresh new material. The new edition features "Writer's at Work", a novel, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, a new casebook on Hamlet, a 24-page color insert "Poems and Paintings" and more student writing throughout. For anyone interested in literature.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205599097
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 1672
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Reading and Responding to Literature 3
2 Writing about Literature: From Idea to Essay 17
3 Approaching Fiction: Responding in Writing 47
4 Stories and Meanings: Plot, Character, Theme 56
5 Narrative Point of View 74
6 Allegory and Symbolism 92
7 In Brief: Writing about Fiction 112
8 Two Fiction Writers in Depth: Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Carver 127
9 A Collection of Short Fiction 198
10 The Novel 495
11 Approaching Poetry: Responding in Writing 501
12 Lyric Poetry 508
13 The Speaking Tone of Voice 529
14 Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Apostrophe 552
15 Imagery and Symbolism 569
16 Irony 585
17 Rhythm and Versification 599
18 In Brief: Writing about Poetry 617
19 Poetry and Translation 624
20 A Collection of Poems 640
21 Three Poets in Depth: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Langston Hughes 734
22 Some Elements of Drama 777
23 Tragedy 795
24 Comedy 977
25 In Brief: Writing about Drama 1044
26 Plays and Contexts 1060
27 Critical Approaches: The Nature of Criticism 1403
28 Critical Perspectives on Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness: A Casebook 1426
Appendix A Remarks about Manuscript Form 1507
Appendix B Writing a Research Paper 1513
Appendix C Glossary of Literary Terms 1532
Acknowledgments 1545
Index of Critical Terms 1557
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems 1562
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