A Contemporary Guide to Literary Terms: With Strategies for Writing Essays About Literature / Edition 2

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Overview

A Contemporary Guide to Literary Terms is a brief, inexpensive, and accessible handbook of literary terms for a full range of courses, including introduction to literature, literature for composition, American literature, British literature, and Shakespeare. In clear, concise, and user-friendly language, the text highlights its entries with contemporary, multicultural examples. This edition features more terms and new entries for all periods of literary history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618341627
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/8/2003
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 321
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Glossary II. Strategies for Writing Essays About Literature Introduction Background Narrative on "Mood and Images in Rita Dove's 'Silos'" Choosing a Subject Preparing to Write and Organizing Material Drafting and Revising the Essay Background Narrative on "Point of View and Irony in Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour'" Selection of a Topic Preliminary Work Starting the Essay: Organization Second Draft Final Touches Background Narrative on "The Cinderella Motif in Austen's Pride and Prejudice" Selecting and Narrowing Down a Subject Determining Credibility and Appropriateness of Secondary Sources Choosing Organization Strategies Refining the Introduction and Conclusion Background Narrative on "Excursion into Neverland: The Importance of the Edenic World in Peter and Wendy and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" Choosing a Subject Organizing the Comparative Essay Writing the Essay Background Narrative on "Love and Money in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility: A Comparison of Novel and Film" Choosing a Subject Comparing a Film Version and the Original Text Final Tips Advice for Essay Examinations Avoiding Plagiarism A Brief Guide to Documenting Sources Grammar, Punctuation, and Style Index of Authors and Works Index of Terms Acknowledgements

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