Perrine's Literature

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/14/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The classic text, PERRINE'S LITERATURE: STRUCTURE, SOUND, and SENSE, Eighth Edition, continues to provide students with a comprehensive study into the principal forms of fiction, poetry, and drama.

Table of Contents

1. Writing about Literature
2. Reading the Story
Plot and Structure
3. Characterization
4. Theme
5. Point of View
6. Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy
7. Humor and Irony
8. Evaluating Fiction
9. Anton Chekhov, Flannery O'Connor, and Joyce Carol Oates
10. Stories for Further Reading
11. What Is Poetry?
12. Reading the Poem
13. Denotation and Connotation
14. Imagery
15. Figurative language 1: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Apostrophe, Metonymy
16. Figurative Language 2: Symbol, Allegory
17. Figurative Language 3: Paradox, Overstatement, Understatement, Irony
18. Allusion
19. Meaning and Idea
20. Tone
21. Musical Devices
22. Rhythm and Meter
23. Sound and Meaning
24. Pattern
25. Evaluating Poetry 1: Sentimental, Rhetorical, Didactic Verse
26. Evaluating Poetry 2: Sentimental, Rhetorical, Didactic Verse
27. Poems for Further Reading
28. The Elements of Drama

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