Responding to Literature: Stories, Poems, Plays, and Essays

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2005-06-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This text is designed to be used in any literature anthology, Introduction to Literature, or literature-based composition courses. It contains sections on the short story, plays, poetry, and the novel, as well as sections on film, writing a research paper and other types of literature-based composition. The book is full of exercises and contains numerous student sample essays.

Table of Contents

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Contents Additional Themes
Why Read Literature?
Exercise Why Do You Read Literature?
Why Do We Read Literature?
Bridging the Gap Responding to What You Read Exercise
The Road Not Taken Sample Student Response to “
The Road Not Taken”
Commentary Exercise Considering Evidence to Support Your Response Close Active Reading Sample Oral Response to “
The Road Not Taken” Commentary Exercise Keeping a Reading Journal
Guidelines: Keeping a Reading Journal
Joining the Conversation: Ways of Talking about Literature
Butterflies (short story) Responding to “Butterflies”
Theme for English B (poem) Responding to “
Theme for English B”
The Man in a Case (play) Responding toThe Man in a Case
Education (essay) Responding to “Education”
The Vocabulary of Literature Actions and Events Plot Structure Conflict
Irony of Situation Box: Terms Related to Actions and Events Exercises: Actions and Events
People Characters: Listening and Observing Listening Observing Characters: Growing and Changing
Characters: Point of View Author and Speaker Narrator People in Nonfiction Box: Terms Related to People
Exercises: People Places and Times Time and Place: The Cultures of the Work, the Writer, and the Reader Place
Time Box: Terms Related to Places and Times
Exercises: Places and Times Words and Images, Sounds and Patterns Style Tone Diction Syntax Rhythm and Rhyme Figurative Language Verbal Irony
Allusions Box: Trems Related to Words and Images, Sounds and Patterns Exercises: Words and Images, Sounds and Patterns Ideas
Exercises: Ideas
Continuing the Conversation: Considering Genre and Listening to Other Voices
Expectations: Short Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction Distinctions: Short Fiction and Drama Distinctions: Poetry
you fit into me Distinctions: Nonfiction An Introduction to Short Fiction Early Forms of Fiction Allegory Myth
Legend Fairy Tale Fable Parable Modern Short Fiction
The Realistic Short Story The Nonrealistic Short Story A Word about Fiction and Truth Guidelines: Short Fiction
An Introduction to Poetry Suggestions for Reading Poetry Types of Poetry Guidelines: Poetry
An Introduction to Drama Suggestions for Reading Drama Traditional Forms of Drama Modern Forms of Drama
Types of Drama Guidelines: Drama An Introduction to Nonfiction Suggestions for Reading
Speeches Suggestions for Reading Letters Suggestions for Reading
Documents Suggestions for Reading Journals and Diaries Suggestions for Reading Essays Guidelines
Nonfiction Considering Other Voices Authors’ Commentaries and Interviews Reviews Scholarly Criticism
Writing About Literature
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Responding to “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”
Slipping Responding to “Slipping” Preparing to Write About Literature Understanding the Assignment
Thinking about the Assignment Assignment Topics Writing to Respond Topic 1 Discovering Ideas: Journal
Entries Considering Audience Narrowing the Topic Devising a Preliminary Thesis Statement Planning and Organizing Drafting “
Revising Focus: Titles, Openings, Conclusions Karen Angstrom’s Revision List Editing
Focus: “To Be,” Expletives, Passive Voice Karen Angstrom’
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