Writing About Literature, Brief Edition

Writing About Literature, Brief Edition

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KEY BENEFIT: This brief version of the original "Writing About Literature discusses clearly and succinctly how to write about the elements of literature. It provides concise discussions and sample papers for students who are writing about the elements of literature, utilizing a process approach to writing. Chapters contain discussions of important literary subjects--such as character, setting, and symbolism--followed by a guide to the necessary steps for students to produce good essays. The "Ninth Edition maintains and strengthens the features that have brought this book such acclaim in previous editions, while enhancing both content and strategy.show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 9th edition
  • 0130814296
  • 9780130814296

Table of contents

1. Preliminary: The Process of Reading, Responding, and Writing About Literature. 2. Writing About Likes and Dislikes: Responding to Literature. 3. Writing About Character: The People in Literature. 4. Writing About Setting: The Background of Place, Objects, and Culture in Literature. 5. Writing About Plot: The Development of Narratives and Drama. 6. Writing About Point of View: The Position or Stance of the Works Narrator or Speaker. 7. Writing About an Idea or Theme: The Meaning and the Message in Literature. 8. Writing About I. Metaphor and Simile and II. Symbolism and Allegory: Sources of Depth and Range in Literature. 9. Writing About Tone: The Writers Control over Attitudes and Feeling. 10. Writing an Essay of Comparison and Contrast: Learning by Seeing Literary Works Together. Appendix A: Critical Approaches Important in the Study of Literature. Appendix B: Writing Examinations on Literature. Appendix C: The Integration of Quotations and Other Important Details, Documentation, and the Use of Tenses in Writing About Literature. Appendix D: Works Used for Sample Essays and References. Glossary. Index.show more

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