Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing / Edition 5

Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing / Edition 5

by Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell
     
 

With separate sections on fiction, poetry, and drama, this textbook introduces undergraduates to literature and literary criticism. Each section contains chapters on the various structural elements of its subject and also provides "casebooks" of literary works, representative writings about the works, and sample student papers. This edition has placed a greater… See more details below

Overview

With separate sections on fiction, poetry, and drama, this textbook introduces undergraduates to literature and literary criticism. Each section contains chapters on the various structural elements of its subject and also provides "casebooks" of literary works, representative writings about the works, and sample student papers. This edition has placed a greater emphasis on contemporary writers than previously. The CD-ROM contains audio and video, quizzes, and the "Explicator annotation program for personal literature projects." Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838406809
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
2240
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.66(h) x 2.26(d)

Table of Contents

1. Reading and Writing about Literature. Fiction. 2. Understanding Fiction. 3. Plot. 4. Character. 5. Setting. 6. Point of View. 7. Style, Tone, and Language. 8. Symbol and Allegory. 9. Theme. Fiction for Further Reading. Poetry. 10. Understanding Poetry. 11. Voice. 12. Word Choice, Word Order. 13. Imagery. 14. Figures of Speech. 15. Sound. 16. Form. 17. Symbol, Allegory, Allusion, Myth. Poetry for Further Reading. Drama. 18. Understanding Drama. 19. Plot. 20. Character. 21. Staging. 22. Theme.

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