9780321162083

Exploring Literature : Writing and Thinking about Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321162083

  • ISBN10:

    0321162080

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Exploring Literature invites students to connect with works of literature in light of their own experiences and, ultimately, put those connections into writing. With engaging selections, provocative themes, and comprehensive coverage of the writing process, Madden's anthology is sure to capture the reader's imagination. Exploring Literature opens with five chapters dedicated to reading and writing about literature. An anthology follows, organized around five themes. Each thematic unit includes a rich diversity of short stories, poems, plays, and essays, as well as a case study to help students explore literature from various perspectives.

Table of Contents

Indicates new to this edition
Alternate Contents by Genre
Preface to Instructors
Making Connections
Participation: Personal Response and Critical Thinking
The Personal Dimension of Reading Literature
Personal Response and Critical Thinking
Writing to Learn
Keeping a Journal or Reading Log
Double-Entry Journals and Logs
The Social Nature of Learning: Collaboration
Personal, Not Private
Ourselves as Readers
Different Kinds of Reading
First Responses
Advice to My Son
Making Connections with Literature
Images of Ourselves
Connecting Through Experience-Zimmer in Grade School
Zimmer in Grade School
Connecting Through Experience-Not Waving, but Drowning
Not Waving, but Drowning
Making Connections
Culture, Experience, and Values
Connecting Through Experience-Those Winter Sundays
Those Winter Sundays
Connecting Through Experience-Barbie Doll
Barbie Doll
Being in the Moment
NEW YORK TIMES, "Birmingham Bomb Kills 4."
Ballad of Birmingham
Participating, Not Solving
Using Our Imaginations
The Whole and Its Parts
Communication: Writing About Literature
The Response Essay
Voice and Writing
Voice and Response to Literature
Connecting Through Experience-Incident
Writing to Describe
Choosing Details
Choosing Details from Literature
Connecting Through Experience-Eleven
Eleven
Writing to Compare
Comparing and Contrasting Using a Venn Diagram
Connecting Through Experience-Mothers
Mothers
Connecting Through Experience-Salvation
Salvation
Possible Worlds
From First Response to Final Draft
The Importance of Revision
Using First Responses
Choosing a Topic
Extending Your Ideas
Semantic Mapping, or Clustering
Mix and Match
Generating Ideas Through Collaboration
The Response Essay: Composing a Draft
Diedre's Draft: "Twice on Sunday."
Revision
Organization and Unity
Showing Support
Clarity
Voice
Dierdre's Revised Essay:"Twice on Sunday."
Analysis, Argumentation, and Research
Exploration and Analysis: Genre and the Elements of Literature
Close Reading
Annotating the Text
First Annotation: Exploration
Ozymandias
Second Annotation: Analysis
Ozymandias
Literature in Its Many Contexts
Your Critical Approach
Reading and Analyzing Fiction
Narration
Point of View
Setting
Conflict
Plot
Character
Language and Style
Diction
Symbol
Irony
Theme
Getting Ideas for Writing about Fiction
The Story of an Hour
Reading and Analyzing Poetry
Language and Style
Denotation and Connotation
Voice
Tone
Irony
War Is Kind
Imagery
The Word "Plum"
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