Writing About Literature / Edition 12

Writing About Literature / Edition 12

by Edgar V. Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0136014569

ISBN-13: 9780136014560

Pub. Date: 12/04/2009

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Appropriate for any college course or advanced placement course that emphasizes writing about literature.

Writing about Literature serves as a hands-on guide for writing about literature, reinforcing the integration of literature and composition. Reading literature encourages students to think and using literary topics gives instructors an effective way to

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Appropriate for any college course or advanced placement course that emphasizes writing about literature.

Writing about Literature serves as a hands-on guide for writing about literature, reinforcing the integration of literature and composition. Reading literature encourages students to think and using literary topics gives instructors an effective way to combine writing and literary study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136014560
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
12/04/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(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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