Three Genres: The Writing of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama / Edition 7

Three Genres: The Writing of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama / Edition 7

by Stephen Minot
     
 

Drawing on Stephen Minot's experience teaching writing, Three Genres, Sixth Edition, introduces the basic principles of creative writing in the areas of poetry, fiction, and drama. While exploring the traditional forms and conventions of these literary genres, the student is encouraged to find his or her own creative voice. See more details below

Overview

Drawing on Stephen Minot's experience teaching writing, Three Genres, Sixth Edition, introduces the basic principles of creative writing in the areas of poetry, fiction, and drama. While exploring the traditional forms and conventions of these literary genres, the student is encouraged to find his or her own creative voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130420992
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface for Students
Preface for Teachers
Pt. 1The Writing of Poetry1
1What Makes a Poem a Poem?1
2The Sources of Poetry12
3The Language of Poetry23
4Images33
5The Sound of Words46
6Traditional Rhythms58
7Unique Rhythms70
8Tone80
9From Units to Unity91
10Writing Poetry on Your Own104
11Poems for Study111
Pt. 2The Writing of Fiction133
12The Creative Process133
13The Sources of Fiction141
14A Story by Melissa Pritchard: "Phoenix"151
15Viewpoint: Strategies of Presentation158
16A Story by Stephen Minot: "Sausage and Beer"169
17Structure: From Scenes to Plot177
18A Story by Deborah Joy Cory: "Three Hearts"185
19Narrative Tension192
20A Story by John Updike: "Man and Daughter in the Cold"201
21Characterization207
22Setting219
23Implication: Metaphor, Symbol, and Theme228
24Style and Tone236
25Writing Fiction on Your Own246
Pt. 3The Writing of Drama253
26Theater: A Live Performance253
27A Play by William Saroyan: "Hello Out There"259
28The Dramatic Plot272
29Conflict281
30Dramatic Characterization288
31A Play by Louis Phillips: "Goin' West"295
32Realistic and Nonrealistic Approaches308
33Visual Impact318
34Dramatic Themes329
35The Voices of Comedy338
36Writing Plays on Your Own345
A Submission of Material for Publication349
B Resources for Writers358
Glossary-Index367
Index of Authors and Titles383

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