Introduction to Literature : Fiction, Poetry, Drama

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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This best seller-continues to set a high standard for introductory literature texts by maintaining the traditions that have made it a success while adding fresh, new material. Carefully selected classic and contemporary works incorporate a range of diverse voices, and the authors provide integrated coverage of the elements of literature and the writing process.

Table of Contents

Denotes a new selection
Reading, Thinking, and Writing Critically About Literature
Reading and Responding to Literature
What Is Literature?
Looking at an Example: Robert Frost, Immigrants
Looking at a Second Example: Pat Mora, Immigrants
Thinking About a Story: Luke, The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Stories True and False: Grace Paley, Samuel
What's Past Is Prologue
Sunday in the Park
Christmas Tree
Might We Too?
Writing About Literature: From Idea to Essay
Why Write?
Getting Ideas: Pre-Writing
Annotating a Text
Brainstorming for Ideas for Writing
The Story of an Hour
Focused Free Writing
Listing and Clustering
Developing an Awareness of the Writer's Use of Language
Asking Questions
Keeping a Journal
Arriving at a Thesis
Writing a Draft
Sample Draft of an Essay on Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour
Revising a Draft
Peer Review
The Final Version (Sample Student Essay): Ironies of Life in Kate Chopin's "The Story an Hour."
A Brief Overview of the Final Version
A Sample Explication
The Balloon of the Mind
Comparison and Contrast
Review: How to Write an Effective Essay
Additional Reading
Ripe Figs
For the Felling of an Elm in the Harvard Yard
Refugee Ship
El Tonto del Barrio
Approaching Fiction: Responding in Writing
Ernest Hemingway, Cat in the Rain
Responses, Annotations, and Journal Entries
A Sample Essay by a Student: "Hemingway's American Wife."
Stories and Meanings: Plot, Character, Theme
Aesop, The Vixen and the Lioness
The Appointment in Samara
Anonymous, Muddy Road
Desiree's Baby
Narrative Point of View
Participant (or First-Person) Points of View
Nonparticipant (or Third-Person) Points of View
The Point of a Point of View
A & P
In the Gloaming
The Night Watchman's Occurrence Book
Allegory and Symbol
Young Goodman Brown
A Worn Path
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
In Brief: Writing About Fiction
Point of View
A Story, Notes, and an Essay
The Cask of Amontillado
A Student's Written Response to a Story
A Sample Response Essay: Revenge, Noble, and Ignoble
A Fiction Writer at Work
Little Things
Talking About Stories
On Rewriting
On "Cathedral."
Thinking Critically about a Short Story
A Note on Interpretation
A Casebook on Ralph Ellison's "Battle Royal."
Battle Royal
Atlanta Exposition Address
Of Our Spiritual Strivings
Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others
ILLUSTRATION: Charles Keck, The Booker T. Washington Memorial
On Social Equality
On Negro Folkore
Life in Oklahoma City."
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