Three Genres: Writing Fiction/Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, and Drama / Edition 8

Three Genres: Writing Fiction/Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, and Drama / Edition 8

by Stephen Minot
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0132197383

ISBN-13: 9780132197380

Pub. Date: 08/09/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Introduction to poetry, fiction/nonfiction, and drama writing. Features complete works as examples and provides practical advice to encourage students to work on finding their own voice.

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Introduction to poetry, fiction/nonfiction, and drama writing. Features complete works as examples and provides practical advice to encourage students to work on finding their own voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132197380
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/09/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

THREE GENRES,THE WRITING OF FICTION/FICTION,

POETRY, AND DRAMA

8TH Edition

By Stephen Minot

CONTENTS

Preface for Students

Preface for Teachers

PART I : THE WRITING OF NONFICTION/FICTION

1. Literary Nonfiction

2. True Experience

3. Nonfiction in a Reflective Mood

4. Personal Impressions of a Real Place

5. Creating Your Own Literary Nonfiction

6. Fiction: The Freedom to Invent

7. Finding and Shaping Fresh Material

8. A Story by Ann Hood: “Escapes”

9. Viewpoint: “Who’s Seeing This?”

10. A Story by Stephen Minot: “Rwanda”

11. The Making of a Story

12. Structure: From Scenes to Plot

13. A Story by Jim Ray Daniels: "Minding the Store"

14. Creating Tension

15. Setting: Where Am I?

16. A Story by Sharon Solwitz: "Obst Vw"

17. Dialogue: the illusion of speech

18. Characterization: Creating Credible People

19. A Story by Steven Schutzman: "The Bank Robbery"

20. Liberating the Imagination

21. Heightened Meaning: Metaphor, Symbol, and Theme

22. A Story by Jackson Jodie Daviss "Gotta Dance"

23. Style and Tone

24. Troubleshooting Guide: Fiction

PART II: THE WRITING OF POETRY

25. What Makes a Poem a Poem?

26. Plunging In: Poems for Close Study

27. Sources: Where Poems Come From

28. The Impact of Images

29. Using the Sound of Language

30. Traditional Rhythms

31. Stanzas: a Choice of Fixed Forms

32. Free Verse: Creating Unique Forms

33. A Sense of Order

34. Varieties of Tone

35. Poems for Self-study

36. Troubleshooting Guide: Poetry

PART III: THE WRITING OF DRAMA

37. Drama: A Live Performance

38. A Play by William Saroyan: "Hello Out There"

39. The Dramatic Plot

40. A Play by Tony Padilla: "Reckoning"

41. Conflict: Emotional Impact

42. A Play by Glenn Alterman, "Coulda, Would, Shoulda"

43. The Nonrealistic Play

44. Dramatic Characterization

45. Visual Impact

46. A Play By Patricia Montley: "Valley Forgery"

47. The Voices of Comedy

48. Dramatic Themes

49. Troubleshooting Guide: Drama

APPENDICES

A Submitting Work for Publication

B Resources for Writers

CREDITS

INDEX OF AUTHORS AND TITLES

GLOSSARY-INDEX

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