Reading and Writing about Literature

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Author: Phillip Sipiora

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780130279743

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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This user-friendly book identifies eight theoretical approaches to reading and writing about literature. Each chapter provides detailed discussions of how learners can use these traditional and contemporary approaches to enhance their ability to analyze, enjoy, and study literature. Chapter topics cover reader-response criticism, formalist criticism, ethical criticism, literature as civic argument, cultural criticism, feminist criticism, psychological criticism, deconstructive criticism, and the research essay. For individuals who enjoy literary texts, and want to write effectively about what they read.

Reading and Writing About Literature

A Portable Guide

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Author: Janet E. Gardner

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457638495

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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Far less expensive than comparable guides, Reading and Writing about Literature: A Portable Guide is an ideal supplement for writing courses where literature anthologies and individual literary works that lack writing instruction are assigned. This brief guide introduces strategies for reading literature, explains the writing process and common writing assignments for literature courses, provides instruction in writing about fiction, poetry, and drama, and includes coverage of writing a research paper and of literary criticism and theory. This volume in the popular Bedford/St. Martin's series of Portable Anthologies and Guides offers a trademark combination of high quality and great value.

Reading & Writing about Literature

Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay

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Author: Edward Proffitt

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 9780155755260

Category: Academic writing

Page: 1030

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Ways in

approaches to reading and writing about literature and film

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Author: Gilbert H. Muller,John Alfred Williams

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780072512908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

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This brief guide introduces students to reading and writing about fiction, poetry, drama, and film; surveys major critical approaches to these genres; and illustrates the importance of understanding works in the context of time and culture.

Writing about literature

an anthology for reading and writing

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Author: Lynn Klamkin,Margot Livesey

Publisher: Harcourt School

ISBN: 9780030015083

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1012

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Literature

An Introduction to Reading and Writing

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Author: Edgar V. Roberts,Henry E. Jacobs

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130485847

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2031

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Introduction to Literature; Freshman Composition, second semester, where the focus is on writing about literature. This best-selling anthology of fiction, poetry, and drama was the first to interlock the processes of reading literature and writing about literature. In addition to carefully chosen literary selections, each chapter contains detailed information on and demonstrative essays for writing about literature and increased and updated coverage of research and MLA documentation.

Using Critical Theory

How to Read and Write About Literature

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Author: Lois Tyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136645675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Explaining both why theory is important and how to use it, Lois Tyson introduces beginning students of literature to this often daunting area in a friendly and approachable style. The new edition of this textbook is clearly structured with chapters based on major theories that students are expected to cover in their studies. Key features include: coverage of major theories including psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, lesbian/gay/queer theories, postcolonial theory, African American theory, and a new chapter on New Criticism (formalism) practical demonstrations of how to use these theories on short literary works selected from canonical authors including William Faulkner and Alice Walker a new chapter on reader-response theory that shows students how to use their personal responses to literature while avoiding typical pitfalls new sections on cultural criticism for each chapter new ‘further practice’ and ‘further reading’ sections for each chapter a useful "next step" appendix that suggests additional literary titles for extra practice. Comprehensive, easy to use, and fully updated throughout, Using Critical Theory is the ideal first step for students beginning degrees in literature, composition and cultural studies.

The Handbook for Reading and Writing about Literature

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Author: Mary Rohrberger,Robert Ficociello,Robert Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781403387059

Category: Criticism

Page: 184

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The purpose of this handbook is to make the paper-writing process logical, less painful, and easier for students and their instructors. Originally published decades ago and revised for this issue, the book aids students in using analytical skills to compose a thesis-oriented paper with substantial primary and secondary support. (Education/Teaching)

The Wrought Response

Reading and Writing about Literature

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Author: Ray Kytle,Juanita Lyons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic writing

Page: 243

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Writing about Literature - Second Edition

A Guide for the Student Critic

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Author: W.F. Garrett-Petts

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551117436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Writing about Literature introduces students to critical reading and writing through a thorough and engaging discussion of the field, but also through exercises, interviews, exemplary student and scholarly essays, and visual material. It offers students an insider’s guide to the language, issues, approaches, styles, assumptions, and traditions that inform the writing of successful critical essays, and aims to make student writers a part of the world of professional literary criticism. Much of the discussion is structured around ways to analyze and respond to a single work, Stephen Crane’s story “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky.” This second edition is updated throughout and includes a new chapter on “Reading and Writing About Poetry”; the chapter uses Robert Kroetsch’s poem “This Part of the Country” as the unit of analysis and includes an interview with the poet about his process.

Writing About Literature

A Portable Guide

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Author: Janet E. Gardner

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312474997

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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Writing about Literature introduces strategies for reading literature, explains the writing process and common writing assignments for literature courses, provides instruction in writing about fiction, poetry, and drama, and includes coverage of writing a research paper and of literary criticism and theory. This volume in Bedford/St. Martin’s popular series of Portable Anthologies and Guides offers the series’ trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers looking to assign supplementary instruction on reading and writing about literature to their students.

Understanding Literature

An Introduction to Reading and Writing

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Author: Judith Roof,Stephen Watt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618084920

Category: Psychology

Page: 2284

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Understanding Literature is an innovative anthology and technology package representing the next generation of literary pedagogy for introduction to literature and literature for composition courses. Built on a balanced foundation of canonical and nontraditional reading selections, this text includes discussions of the formal literary elements--and then goes a step further to integrate relevant and accessible coverage of contemporary criticism within each genre. This unique, integrated coverage of contemporary critical approaches (such as feminist theory, psychoanalytic theory, and postcolonial theory) offers students a richer, more engaging introduction to reading critically and writing about literature. Other anthologies offer minimal theoretical coverage in a separate chapter or appendix, typically sidestepping the larger issues the theories raise.The integrated technology package, complete with CD-ROM and accompanying web site, takes advantage of multimedia resources to enhance the study of literature with visual aids, audio and video files, additional primary and secondary texts, and other materials that help place literature within the broader contexts of history and culture. Engaging, creative table of contents balances familiar authors and literary works with more adventurous and diverse selections, exposing students to a broad range of literature and providing instructors with great flexibility in designing their courses.Critical Perspectives offer concise, insightful discussions of how literary and cultural theories are used to explore meaning in literature. Throughout the anthology casebooks, excerpts from classic and contemporary critical essays, and in-textdiscussions offer students accessible yet critical perspectives into how literary theory can facilitate a deeper understanding of literary texts. The fiction and drama sections feature brief in-text discussions and excerpts from literary critics. Critical Perspectives can also be used as a springboard for class discussion and writing.In-depth treatment of Featured Writers in each section allows more focused study of a single writer. This feature includes multiple reading selections showing the range of the writer' s work, more extensive biographical information, and additional materials on the CD-ROM and web site. Writers highlighted include James Baldwin, Virginia Woolf, Salman Rushdie, John Keats, Gwendolyn Brooks, Anne Sexton, and William Shakespeare.Two unique interdisciplinary chapters (The Beat Movement and Performative Poetics) focus on the spoken and performed aspects of literature. Coverage includes several works from key writers in both movements as well as discussions of how these movements use a mixture of media--language, film, jazz, photography, and art--to showcase their work and provide social and political commentary.Unique poetry casebooks allow students to explore certain themes or topics in depth, such as Poetry and Social Activism Between the Wars, Poetry, Trauma, and Testimony: Holocaust Verses, Postmodern Poetics, Chicano/a Poetry, and Native American Poetry.Emphasis on cultural perspectives reflects the increased desire to view the study of literature through the lens of culture. Reading selections, section introductions, questions for discussion, writing assignments, and other apparatus encourage students to view literature from differentcultural perspectives.Thorough coverage of reading and writing about literature shows students how to read each genre and craft effective essays. Annotated student papers serve as models of good student writing, and a separate section teaches students how to conduct research and incorporate other sources into their writing.An abundance of visual text--such as photos, art, and drawings--help students place literary works in broader contexts.

Writing about Literature

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Author: Edgar V. Roberts

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205230310

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 380

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Wr iting about Literature serves as a hands-on guide for writing about literature, thus 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.

Reading and Writing from Literature

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Author: John E. Schwiebert

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618454112

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1220

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Reading and Writing from Literature is ideal for instructors who wish to support students with significant writing instruction accompanied by a robust literary anthology that includes fiction, poetry, drama, and essays. Using an approachable, conversational tone, this thematic anthology and writing text emphasizes intertextuality—the way in which texts, including the student's own writing, grow out of other texts. Thirteen chapters of guidance on writing about literature (Parts I–III) cover such topics as planning, drafting, and revising essays on literature, research and documentation in a literature-based context, writing argumentative literary essays, and creating a writing portfolio. Part IV introduces students to the genres—short stories, poems, plays, and essays. Part V provides a thorough overview of figurative language. Part VI, the text's thematic anthology, is organized around themes of particular interest to students: Gender and Relationships, Families, Experience and Identity, Individual and Society, People and Cultures in Conflict and Change, and Work and the Quality of Life. New! Responding to the increased emphasis on visual literacy in many literature and literature and composition courses, a new four-color insert presents art and photography for analysis. Prompt questions encourage students to respond to the images with creative and analytical writings. New! "Writing Arguments" (Chapter 9) provides a thorough and nuanced definition of argument followed by a careful analysis of an argumentative essay (Barbara Kingsolver's "The One-Eyed Monster, and Why I Don't Let Him In") that takes into account issues such as persona, audience, and supporting evidence, then guides students through the argument writing process. The chapter concludes with a sample student argumentative essay analyzing William Blake's "The Clod and the Pebble." New! "Introduction to Figurative Language" (Part V, Chapter 19) explains and illustrates all of the major types of figurative language. Students learn how to identify and interpret metaphors, similes, paradoxes, irony, and other figures across literary genres and other contexts. This section features the most extensive and detailed treatment of figurative language of any composition text on the market. New! "Writing Literature-Based Research Papers" (Chapter 10) presents a thorough overview of the research process, including material on keeping a research log, narrowing focus, identifying and keeping track of source information, and citing outside sources. New! Concluding chapter, "Literature, So What?," addresses a question neglected in other literature and composition textbooks: Beyond preparing students for writing in the university and on the job, does literature have any value? Is the acquisition of "marketable skills" the ultimate and only aim of writing and reading literature? This essay argues that the writing and reading of literature also intensify the experience of living by fostering habits of contemplation and empathy in a hectic and often indifferent world. Revised! Part VI, "A Thematic Anthology of Readings" contains 45 new poems, essays/nonfiction writing, and short stories, with an emphasis on the contemporary. This edition features a stronger representation of international and multicultural authors, including such writers as Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Derek Walcott, Yusef Komunyaka, Sei Shonagon, and Allan Gurganus. New! "'Hurry Notes:' Using a Small Notepa

Literature

An Introduction to Reading and Writing, Compact

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Author: Roberts,Henry E. Jacobs

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132759267

Category: College readers

Page: 1504

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A brief, paperback version of the best-selling Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, this compact fifth edition retains all the outstanding features of the original book. In addition to carefully chosen literary selections, each chapter contains detailed information on the sample essays for writing about literature. Offers a balanced collection of works by male and female authors of different ethnic, political, economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds; including 42 stories, 288 poems, and 12 dramatic works. The book includes photographs of selected writers, biographies of all the poets, a glossary of literary terms, and a chronological list of the authors.