The Prentice Hall Pocket Guide to Writing About Literature

The Prentice Hall Pocket Guide to Writing About Literature

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For courses in Composition and Literature, Introduction to Literature, and Writing About Literature.

This concise, spiral bound, easy-to-read book highlights the practical aspects of writing about literature while avoiding theoretical and interpretive discussion about the literature itself. It enables students to develop the necessary skills related to 1)reading and annotating, 2)the focus and development of an argument, 3)the organization of ideas (including introduction and conclusion), and 4)some mechanical issues regarding the use of primary and secondary sources in college essays.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 116.8 x 218.4 x 15.2mm | 294.84g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130261602
  • 9780130261601

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This quick reference "Pocket Guide to Writing About Literature" provides a user-friendly, student-oriented approach with flexible strategies for dealing with common writing situations.

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Table of contents

1. What Is Literature?

2. Reading Literature.

3. What Do We Write When We Write about Literature?

4. How Do We Write What We Write?

5. Putting It All Together.

6. Using Research and Writing the Documentation Page.


"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe.

Glossary of Literary Terms.
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