Writing Essays About Literature: A Guide and Style Sheet / Edition 6

Writing Essays About Literature: A Guide and Style Sheet / Edition 6

by Kelley Griffith
     
 

ISBN-10: 015506617X

ISBN-13: 9780155066175

Pub. Date: 03/15/2001

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Widely used in introductory literature courses as a style guide or as a supplement to anthologies, this text provides students with valuable guidelines for interpreting literature and writing essays.

Overview


Widely used in introductory literature courses as a style guide or as a supplement to anthologies, this text provides students with valuable guidelines for interpreting literature and writing essays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155066175
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/15/2001
Edition description:
6TH PKG
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents


Part I: INTERPRETING LITERATURE. 1. Strategies for Interpreting Literature. Why Do People Read Literature? What Is Interpretation? How Do We Interpret? 2. What Is Literature? Literature Is Language. Literature Is Fictional. Literature Is True. Literature Is Aesthetic. Literature Is Intertextual. 3. Interpreting Fiction. The Nature of Fiction. The Elements of Fiction. Other Elements. 4. Interpreting Drama. The Nature of Drama. The Elements of Drama. 5. Interpreting Poetry. The Elements of Poetry. 6. Specialized Approaches to Interpreting Literature. Literary Criticism and Theory. Places for Interpretation. The Work. The Author. The Reader. All of Reality. Part II: WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE. 7. Strategies for Writing about Literature. Why Write about Literature? How Can You Write about Literature? The Writing Process. 8. Choosing Topics. Preliminary Steps in Choosing a Topic. Search Strategies. Talking and Writing Strategies. Sample Essay about Literature. 9. Drafting the Essay. The Argumentative Nature of Interpretive Essays. The Structure of Essays about Literature. Guidelines for Writing First Drafts. 10. Revising and Editing. Revise Throughout the Writing Process. Revise for the Final Draft. Write a Clear and Readable Prose Style. Have Other People Read and Respond to Your Draft. Edit the Final Draft. Physical Format. Sample Essay in Two Drafts. 11. Documentation and Research. Primary Sources. Secondary Sources. Research Papers and the Use of Secondary Sources. How to Find Information and Opinions about Literature. Giving Credit to Sources. Correct Documentary Form. Frequently Used Abbreviations. Sample Research Paper. 12. Taking Essay Tests. Guidelines for Taking Essay Tests. Sample Test Essays. 13. Sample Essays. Essay on a Poem. Essay on a Short Story. Essay on a Play. Essay on a Novel. Index of Concepts and Terms. Index of Critics, Authors, and Works.

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