Writing about Literature / Edition 11

Writing about Literature / Edition 11

by Edgar V. Roberts
     
 

Writing about Literature serves as a hands-on guide for writing about literature, thus justifying the integration of literature and composition. The reading of literature encourages students to think, and the use of literary topics gives instructors a viable way to combine writing and literary study.See more details below

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Writing about Literature serves as a hands-on guide for writing about literature, thus justifying the integration of literature and composition. The reading of literature encourages students to think, and the use of literary topics gives instructors a viable way to combine writing and literary study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131540576
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/11/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

To the Instructor
1Preliminary: The Process of Reading, Responding, and Writing About Literature1
2Writing About Likes and Dislikes: Responding to Literature40
3Writing About Plot and Structure: The Development and Organization of Narratives and Drama49
4Writing About Character: The People in Literature61
5Writing About Point of View: The Position or Stance of the Work's Narrator or Speaker73
6Writing About Setting: The Background of Place, Objects, and Culture in Literature88
7Writing About an Idea or Theme: The Meaning and the Message in Literature97
8Writing About Imagery: The Work's Link to the Senses107
9Writing About Metaphor and Simile: A Source of Depth and Range in Literature116
10Writing About Symbolism and Allegory: Keys to Extended Meaning126
11Writing About Tone: The Writer's Control over Attitudes and Feelings138
12Writing About a Problem: Challenges to Overcome in Reading150
13Writing for Comparison and Contrast: Learning by Seeing Literary Works Together158
14Writing About Prosody: Rhythm and Sound in Poetry167
15Writing About Rhyme: Line-Ending Sounds That Clinch Ideas189
16Writing an Essay Based on the Close Reading of a Poem or Short Prose Passage199
17Writing About Film: Drama on the Silver and Color Screens206
18Writing the Research Essay: Using Extra Resources for Understanding219
Appendix A: Taking Examinations on Literature247
Appendix B: The Integration of Quotations and Other Important Details, and the Use of Tenses in Writing About Literature258
Appendix C: Critical Approaches Important to the Study of Literature264
Appendix D: Works Used for Sample Essays and References278
Glossary353
Index363

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