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Contemporary Handbook of Literary Terms / Edition 1

Contemporary Handbook of Literary Terms / Edition 1

by Edwin Barton, Glenda Hudson


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A Contemporary Guide to Literary Terms is a brief, inexpensive, and accessible handbook of literary terms for a full range of courses, including introduction to literature, literature for composition, American literature, British literature, and Shakespeare. In clear, concise, and user-friendly language, the text highlights its entries with contemporary, multicultural examples. This edition features more terms and new entries for all periods of literary history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395742051
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.55(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

I. Glossary II. Strategies for Writing Essays About Literature Introduction Background Narrative on "Mood and Images in Rita Dove's 'Silos'" Choosing a Subject Preparing to Write and Organizing Material Drafting and Revising the Essay Background Narrative on "Point of View and Irony in Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour'" Selection of a Topic Preliminary Work Starting the Essay: Organization Second Draft Final Touches Background Narrative on "The Cinderella Motif in Austen's Pride and Prejudice" Selecting and Narrowing Down a Subject Determining Credibility and Appropriateness of Secondary Sources Choosing Organization Strategies Refining the Introduction and Conclusion Background Narrative on "Excursion into Neverland: The Importance of the Edenic World in Peter and Wendy and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" Choosing a Subject Organizing the Comparative Essay Writing the Essay Background Narrative on "Love and Money in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility: A Comparison of Novel and Film" Choosing a Subject Comparing a Film Version and the Original Text Final Tips Advice for Essay Examinations Avoiding Plagiarism A Brief Guide to Documenting Sources Grammar, Punctuation, and Style
Index of Authors and Works
Index of Terms Acknowledgements

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