9780321450968

Literature for Composition : Essays, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321450968

  • ISBN10:

    0321450965

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

One of the first anthologies designed specifically for writing courses,Literature for Compositioncontinues to offer superior coverage of reading, writing, and arguing about literature and a deep anthology of readings presented in Sylvan Barnetrs"s signature accessible style. Literature for Compositionopens with several chapters that provide uniquely helpful strategies and models for reading, thinking, and writing critically about literature. The first text to link argument and literature, the eighth edition provides earlier discussions of arguing about literature as part of the writing process. A diverse anthology of selections is organized around seven engaging themes, and nine compelling case studies help launch research projects. The text's 200 images, a 4-color insert, and special chapters on visual literacy and literature on film add another appealing dimension to the study of literature. Students of literature

Table of Contents

Contents by Genre
List of Illustrations
Preface to Instructors
Letter to Students?
Getting Started: From Response to Argument
The Writer as Reader Reading and Responding
Reading as Re-creatio?
Collecting Evidence, Making Reasonable Inferences
Reading with Pen in Han?
Recording Your First Response?
Identifying Your Audience and Purpose
Your Turn: Arguing a Thesis in an Essay
A Sample Essay by a Student: "Images of Ripening in Kate Chopins Ripe Figs
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