Writing about Literature

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780130975850
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

To the Instructor
1 Preliminary: The Process of Reading, Responding, and Writing About Literature 1
2 Writing About Likes and Dislikes: Responding to Literature 40
3 Writing About Plot and Structure: The Development and Organization of Narratives and Drama 49
4 Writing About Character: The People in Literature 61
5 Writing About Point of View: The Position or Stance of the Work's Narrator or Speaker 73
6 Writing About Setting: The Background of Place, Objects, and Culture in Literature 88
7 Writing About an Idea or Theme: The Meaning and the Message in Literature 97
8 Writing About Imagery: The Work's Link to the Senses 107
9 Writing About Metaphor and Simile: A Source of Depth and Range in Literature 116
10 Writing About Symbolism and Allegory: Keys to Extended Meaning 126
11 Writing About Tone: The Writer's Control over Attitudes and Feelings 138
12 Writing About a Problem: Challenges to Overcome in Reading 150
13 Writing for Comparison and Contrast: Learning by Seeing Literary Works Together 158
14 Writing About Prosody: Rhythm and Sound in Poetry 167
15 Writing About Rhyme: Line-Ending Sounds That Clinch Ideas 189
16 Writing an Essay Based on the Close Reading of a Poem or Short Prose Passage 199
17 Writing About Film: Drama on the Silver and Color Screens 206
18 Writing the Research Essay: Using Extra Resources for Understanding 219
Appendix A: Taking Examinations on Literature 247
Appendix B: The Integration of Quotations and Other Important Details, and the Use of Tenses in Writing About Literature 258
Appendix C: Critical Approaches Important to the Study of Literature 264
Appendix D: Works Used for Sample Essays and References 278
Glossary 353
Index 363
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