Making Literature Matter: An Anthology for Readers and Writers

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  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

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"Making Literature Matter" combines an innovative writing text with a uniquely organized anthology for introductory literature courses that emphasize critical thinking and writing. The third edition addresses new trends in literature and composition, with more instruction on writing arguments and unique clusters that pair literary and visual texts for analysis.

Table of Contents

Preface for Instructorsp. iii
Contents by Genrep. xxiii
Working with Literature
What Is Literature? How and Why Does It Matter?p. 3
How Have People Defined Literature?p. 4
What about Literature Has Mattered to People?p. 7
What Can You Do to Make Literature Matter to Others?p. 8
Summing Upp. 13
Thinking and Reading Criticallyp. 14
Approaching Literaturep. 15
Thinking Critically: The Value of Argumentp. 16
Responding to Two Stories about Workp. 18
Reading Criticallyp. 37
Investigating Topics of Literary Criticismp. 49
Summing Upp. 55
The Writing Processp. 57
Exploringp. 58
Planningp. 64
Composingp. 68
Further Suggestions for Developing an Argument about a Work of Literaturep. 74
Sample Student Paper: First Draftp. 75
Revisingp. 78
Recognizing and Avoiding Fallaciesp. 81
Sample Student Paper: Revised Draftp. 84
Writing a Comparative Paperp. 87
Sample Comparative Paperp. 90
Summing Upp. 94
Writing about Storiesp. 96
Students' Personal Responses to the Storiesp. 107
The Elements of Short Fictionp. 110
Sample Student Paper: Final Draftp. 126
Summing Upp. 130
Writing about Poemsp. 131
A Student's Personal Responses to the Poemsp. 140
Sample Student Paper: First Draftp. 143
The Elements of Poetryp. 146
Sample Student Paper: Revised Draftp. 152
Summing Upp. 155
Writing about Playsp. 157
The Elements of Dramap. 165
Sample Student Paper: Final Draftp. 172
Summing Upp. 176
Writing about Essaysp. 177
A Student's Personal Responsep. 191
The Elements of Essaysp. 192
Sample Student Paperp. 196
Summing Upp. 199
Working with a Collection of Writingsp. 201
Women's Work: A Collection of Poems by Marge Piercyp. 201
Working with Critical Commentariesp. 210
Work as Metaphor: Critical Commentaries on a Poemp. 210
Working with Cultural Contextsp. 221
Fightng for Respect: Cultural Contexts for a Storyp. 222
Working with Re-Visionsp. 246
A Disgruntled Worker: Re-Visions of a Raymond Carver Storyp. 247
Working with Texts and Imagesp. 272
Portraits of Sweepers: Poems and Imagesp. 272
Literature and Its Issues
Living in Familiesp. 283
Memories of Family: Essaysp. 284
Reconciling with Fathers: Poemsp. 313
Exorcising the Dead: Critical Commentaries on a Poemp. 321
Mothers and Daughters: Storiesp. 339
Siblings in Conflict: Storiesp. 363
Family Dramas: Re-Visions of a Playp. 400
Grandparents and Legacies: Poemsp. 460
Family Bonds and Bondage: A Collection of Essays by bell hooksp. 471
A Family's Dreams: Cultural Contexts for a Playp. 484
Parental Crisis: Storiesp. 571
Gays and Lesbians in Families: Poemsp. 599
Family Albums: A Story and Imagesp. 606
Lovingp. 617
True Love: Poemsp. 618
Romantic Dreams: Storiesp. 628
Love and Myth: Essaysp. 646
A Seductive Argument: Re-Visions of a Poemp. 657
To Love or not to Love: Critical Commentaries on a Poemp. 662
The Appearance of Love: A Collection of Writings by Kate Chopinp. 682
Is This Love?: Storiesp. 695
Jealous Love: A Play and Imagesp. 722
Romantic Illusions: Cultural Contexts for a Playp. 814
Looking Back on Past Love: Storiesp. 875
Love as a Haven?: Poemsp. 898
Freedom and Confinementp. 905
Freedom for Animals: Poemsp. 906
Confined for Her Own Good: Cultural Contexts for a Storyp. 916
The Marriage Trap: Playsp. 941
Hobbled by Language: Critical Commentaries on an Essayp. 1007
Trapped in Stereotypes: Poemsp. 1023
The Cage of Civilization: Re-Visions of a Storyp. 1033
Remembering the Death Camps: Poemsp. 1046
Prisoners of War: Storiesp. 1055
A Letter from Jail: An Essay and Imagesp. 1078
A Dream of Freedom: A Collection of Poems by Langston Hughesp. 1094
Doing Justicep. 1105
Learning about Injustice: Storiesp. 1106
Community Justice: Essaysp. 1129
Punishments: Poemsp. 1164
He Said / She Said: Re-Visions of a Poemp. 1177
Fighting Evil: Storiesp. 1182
Avenging a Killing: Storiesp. 1202
A Guilty Conscience? A Collection of Stories by Edgar Allan Poep. 1226
Charging a Teacher with Sexual Harassment: Cultural Contexts for a Playp. 1247
Misfit Justice: Critical Commentaries on a Storyp. 1304
Conscience on Trial: A Play and Imagesp. 1328
Unjust Cities: Poemsp. 1371
Confronting Mortalityp. 1378
Relating Birth and Death: Poemsp. 1380
Facing Childhood Fears: Re-Visions of a Storyp. 1386
The Passage of Time: Poemsp. 1402
Memorials: Poemsp. 1408
Fighting for Survival: Storiesp. 1414
Learning from Personal Encounters with Mortality: Essaysp. 1438
Imagining the End: A Collection of Poems by Emily Dickinsonp. 1446
Disrespecting Death: Poemsp. 1452
Escaping Life: Critical Commentaries on a Playp. 1458
Reviewing Your Own Life: Poemsp. 1497
When Disaster Strikes: Cultural Contexts for a Storyp. 1502
In the Shadow of 9/11: A Story and Imagesp. 1534
Critical Approaches to Literaturep. 1544
Contemporary Schools of Criticismp. 1545
Working with the Critical Approachesp. 1549
Counterparts (story)p. 1549
Sample Student Essayp. 1561
A Refugee at Homep. 1562
Like a Winding Sheet (story)p. 1565
Writing a Research Paperp. 1573
Identifying an Issue and a Tentative Claimp. 1573
Finding and Using Secondary Sourcesp. 1574
Taking Notes: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Avoiding Plagiarismp. 1578
Writing the Paper: Integrating Sourcesp. 1579
Documenting Sources: MLA Formatp. 1581
MLA In-Text Citationp. 1582
MLA Works Citedp. 1583
Sample Student Research Paperp. 1588
Racial Disharmony and "Desiree's Baby"p. 1589
Using a Literary Work as a Springboard for Examining Social Issuesp. 1599
Sample Student Research Paperp. 1599
Effectively Managing Griefp. 1599
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