Writing About Literature / Edition 10

Writing About Literature / Edition 10

by Edgar V. Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130978019

ISBN-13: 9780130978011

Pub. Date: 07/10/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Covering a wide range of literary topics, this classic textbook utilizes a process approach to writing that includes readings and sample essays. Each chapter begins with a discussion of an important literary topic - such as character, setting, and point of view. To relate this material to students' writing needs, each chapter concludes with guides to writing about the…  See more details below

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Covering a wide range of literary topics, this classic textbook utilizes a process approach to writing that includes readings and sample essays. Each chapter begins with a discussion of an important literary topic - such as character, setting, and point of view. To relate this material to students' writing needs, each chapter concludes with guides to writing about the topic, followed by a sample essay, a brief analysis of that sample, and a list of special writing topics. Principles are illustrated by references to the twenty-nine stories, poems, and plays included throughout the book and in a special appendix.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130978011
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/10/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(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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