Perrine's Literature : Structure, Sound, and Sense

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/3/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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An authoritative bestseller for nearly 50 years, PERRINE?S LITERATURE: STRUCTURE, SOUND, AND SENSE continues to be an essential and highly effective introduction to literature for today?s students. Written for students beginning a serious study of literature, the text introduces the fundamental elements of fiction, poetry, and drama in a concise and engaging way, addressing vital questions that other texts tend to ignore, such as ?Is some literature better?? and ?How can it be evaluated?? A remarkable selection of classic, modern, and contemporary readings serves to illustrate the elements of literature and ensure broad appeal to students of diverse backgrounds and interests. Now thoroughly updated with more than 100 new stories, poems, and plays by some of the finest authors of any era, the tenth edition remains true to Perrine?s original vision while addressing the needs of a new generation of students.

Table of Contents

Writing About Literature
Why Write about Literature?
For Whom Do You Write?
Two Basic Approaches
Choosing a Topic
Proving Your Point
Writing the Paper
Writing In-Class Essays or Essay Tests
Introducing Quotations (Q1-Q11)
Stance and Style (S1-S6)
Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage: Common Problems
Writing Samples
Fiction: The Elements of Fiction
Reading the Story
Reviewing Chapter One
The Most Dangerous Game
Hunters in the Snow
Understanding and Evaluating Fiction
Suggestions for Writing
Plot and Structure
Reviewing Chapter Two
The Destructors
How I Met My Husband
Interpreter of Maladies
Suggestions for Writing
Reviewing Chapter Three
Everyday Use
Miss Brill
The Man Who Was Almost a Man
Suggestions for Writing
Reviewing Chapter Four
Welding with Children
The Darling
Translated by Constance Garnett
A Worn Path
Once upon a Time
Suggestions for Writing
Point of View
Reviewing Chapter Five
Paul''s Case
The Lottery
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Hills Like White Elephants
Suggestions for Writing
Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy
Reviewing Chapter Six
The Rocking-Horse Winner
Young Goodman Brown
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Translated by Gregory Rabassa
Suggestions for Writing
Humor and Irony
Reviewing Chapter Seven
The Drunkard
Rape Fantasies
The Guest
Translated by Justin O''Brien
Suggestions for Writing
Evaluating Fiction
Reviewing Chapter Eight
Roman Fever
A New Leaf
Suggestions for Writing
Three Featured Writers
James Joyce
The Boarding House
Flannery O''Connor
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Everything That Rises Must Converge
Joyce Carol Oates
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Life After High School
June Birthing
Suggestions for Writing
Stories for Further Reading
Civil Peace
The Swimmer
The Story of an Hour
A Rose for Emily
A Jury of Her Peers
The Gilded Six-Bits
The Real Thing
Bartleby the Scrivener
The Cask of Amontillado
A & P. Poetry: The Elements of Poetry
What is Poetry?
The Eagle
Dulce et Decorum Est
Reviewing Chapter One
Understanding and Evaluating Poetry
Shall I compare thee to a summer''s day?
The Whipping
The last Night that She lived
Ballad of Birmingham
Kitchenette Building
The Red Wheelbarrow
Constantly risking absurdity
Suicide''s Note
Terence, this is stupid stuff
Ars Poetica
Suggestions for Writing
Reading the Poem
The Man He Killed
A Study of Reading Habits
Is my team plowing
Reviewing Chapter Two
Break of Day
There''s been a Death, in the Opposite House
When in Rome
Animals Are Passing from Our Lives
The Clod and the Pebble
Storm Warnings
Suggestions for Writing
Denotation and Connotation
There is no Frigate l
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