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Literature for Composition, MyLiteratureLab Interactive Edition offers superior coverage of reading, writing, and arguing about literature and a deep anthology of readings presented in Sylvan Barnet's signature accessible style along with the powerful and complete integration of My Literature Lab ( www.MyLiteratureLab.com ). Literature for Composition, MLL Interactive Edition enables students to access a wealth of media resources, developed to enhance their enjoyment and to help them master material. Icons in the chapters and the Table of Contents take students to film and audio clips, interactive readings, critical articles, student papers, writing prompts and other exercises.
Table of Contents
Contents by Genre List of Illustrations Preface to Instructors Letter to Students PART I Getting Started: From Response to Argument CHAPTER 1 The Writer as Reader Reading and Responding Kate Chopin,Ripe Figs Reading as Re-creation Collecting Evidence, Making Reasonable Inferences Reading with Pen in Hand Recording Your First Responses Identifying Your Audience and Purpose Your Turn: Arguing a Thesis in an Essay A Sample Essay by a Student: "Images of Ripening in Kate Chopinrs"s ls"Ripe Figsrs"" The Argument Analyzed *Behind the Scenes: Tenorirs"s Essay, from Early Responses to Final Version Other Possibilities for Writing *A Second Story about a Young Woman: Michele Serros,Senior Picture Day Two Stories about a Bitter Argument Raymond Carver,Mine Raymond Carver,Little Things Your Turn: Writing an Argument about Carverrs"s Two Stories CHAPTER 2 The Reader as Writer Developing a Thesis, Drafting, and Writing an Argument Pre-writing: Getting Ideas Annotating a Text More about Getting Ideas: A Second Story by Kate Chopin Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour Brainstorming for Ideas for Writing Focused Free Writing Listing Asking Questions Keeping a Journal Arguing with Yourself: Critical Thinking Arguing a Thesis Drafting Your Argument Checklist: Thesis Sentence A Sample Draft: "Ironies in an Hour" Revising an Argument Outlining an Argument Soliciting Peer Review, Thinking about Counterarguments Final Version of the Sample Essay: "Ironies of Life in Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hourrs"" A Brief Overview of the Final Version Writing on Your Computer Checklist: Writing with a Computer Your Turn: Two Addition