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Arguing through literature : a thematic anthology and guide

Author: Judith Ferster
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This book] helps students think and write knowledgeably about poems, short stories, plays, and essays. In addition, [the book] provides ... instruction on argument and research, encouraging students to read and analyze arguments from a variety of disciplines and to construct their own arguments about the literature that they read. The thematically organized anthology of literature includes a broad spectrum of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Ferster
OCLC Number: 60455926
Notes: Originally published: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2005.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction to reading and writing: Reading texts; Writing process; Kinds of literature, the major genres --
Elements of literature: Theme, narrative and plot, setting, and character; Point of view and tone of voice; Word choice, figures of speech, and word order; Sound patterns, line breaks, and poetic meter --
Argument, research, and literature, conversations among different kinds of writing: Argument; Exploring literature through other disciplines; Using research to write about literature --
An anthology of readings: Body; Spirit; Acting and authenticity; Gender, sex, and love; Race and ethnicity; Ethical questions; Nature; Sight and insight --
Appendixes: Critical approaches; Glossary of terms; Reading nonliterary texts; MLA and APA documentation.
Responsibility: Judith Ferster.

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[This book] helps students think and write knowledgeably about poems, short stories, plays, and essays. In addition, [the book] provides ... instruction on argument and research, encouraging students to read and analyze arguments from a variety of disciplines and to construct their own arguments about the literature that they read. The thematically organized anthology of literature includes a broad spectrum of classic and contemporary selections by authors ranging from Sappho to Sylvia Plath, William Shakespeare to August Wilson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne to Sandra Cisneros.-Back cover.

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