Literature and the Writing Process / Edition 8

Literature and the Writing Process / Edition 8

by Elizabeth McMahan, Robert Funk, Susan X. Day
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132248026

ISBN-13: 9780132248020

Pub. Date: 01/13/2007

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Literature and the Writing Process, Eighth Edition, reinforces the writing process in every chapter and is designed to guide you through the complementary processes of active reading and critical writing. Literary selections promote active reading and are used to help you read, analyze, and write about literature. Critical writing coverage, including responsive…  See more details below

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Literature and the Writing Process, Eighth Edition, reinforces the writing process in every chapter and is designed to guide you through the complementary processes of active reading and critical writing. Literary selections promote active reading and are used to help you read, analyze, and write about literature. Critical writing coverage, including responsive writing topics, critical writing topics, and researched writing topics, is featured in every chapter. A "Handbook for Correcting Errors" rounds out the book and offers important grammatical pointers for writers.

New to this Edition: Chapter 4 features updated and expanded research coverage, including additional material on the use of quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. Chapter 18 on cultural analysis helps you understand and interpret literature. Discussion and writing questions follow all selections in the three anthologies, and at the end of the Portfolios, Casebooks, and the "Paired Poems for Comparison." Additional visuals include an updated color insert and several new photographs and images chosen to enhance the reader's understanding and appreciation of particular literary works. New Casebook on interpreting Troy Maxson, the lead character in August Wilson's Fences. Two new groupings of related works for thematic or genre study: a "Portfolio of Humorous Stories" and a "Portfolio of War Poetry."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132248020
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/13/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1200
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

Thematic Table of Contents
Preface
Pt. IComposing: An Overview1
Ch. 1The Prewriting Process3
Ch. 2The Writing Process17
Ch. 3The Rewriting Process31
Pt. IIWriting About Short Fiction51
Ch. 4How Do I Read Short Fiction?53
Ch. 5Writing About Structure59
Ch. 6Writing About Imagery and Symbolism69
Ch. 7Writing About Point of View90
Ch. 8Writing About Setting and Atmosphere103
Ch. 9Writing About Theme121
Anthology of Short Fiction147
Pt. IIIWriting About Poetry483
Ch. 10How Do I Read Poetry?485
Ch. 11Writing About Persona and Tone489
Ch. 12Writing About Poetic Language504
Ch. 13Writing About Poetic Form517
Anthology of Poetry533
Pt. IVWriting About Drama651
Ch. 14How Do I Read a Play?653
Ch. 15Writing About Dramatic Structure657
Ch. 16Writing About Character695
Ch. 17Drama for Writing: The Research Paper761
Anthology of Drama835
Pt. VThe Editing Process1075
A Handbook for Correcting Errors1077
Glossary of Literay and Rhetorical Terms1110
Biographical Notes1119
Credits1145
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poetry1149
Subject Index1155

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