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The compact Bedford introduction to literature : reading, thinking, writing

Author: Michael Meyer
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martins, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Collections
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Meyer
ISBN: 9780312469597 0312469594 9780312474119 0312474113 0312413335 9780312413330
OCLC Number: 244008520
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xlvi, 1652 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Reading imaginative literature --
FICTION --
Reading fiction --
Writing about fiction --
Plot --
Character --
Setting --
Point of view --
Symbolism --
Theme --
Style, tone, and irony --
Combining the elements of fiction: A writing process --
A study of Nathaniel Hawthorne --
A study of Flannery O'Connor --
A critical case study: William Faulkner's "Barn Burning" --
A thematic case study: The literature of the South --
A thematic case study: Humor and satire --
An album of contemporary stories --
Stories for further reading --POETRY --
Reading poetry --
Encountering poetry: Images of poetry in popular culture --
Writing about poetry --
Word choice, word order, and tone --
Images --
Figures of speech --
Symbol, allegory, and irony --
Sounds --
Patterns of Rhythm --
Poetic forms --
Open form --
Combining the elements of poetry : a writing process --
A study of Emily Dickinson --
A study of Robert Frost --
A study of Langston Hughes --
A study of Julia Alvarez: Five poems --
A thematic case study: Love and longing --
A thematic case study: Teaching and learning --
A thematic case study: Humor and satire --
An album of contemporary poems --
A collection of poems --
A thematic case study: Border crossings --
DRAMA --
Reading drama --
Writing about drama --
A study of Sophocles --
A study of William Shakespeare --
Modern Drama --
A critical case study: Henrik Ibsen's " A Doll House" --A thematic case study: An album of contemporary humor and satire --
Plays for further reading --
Critical strategies for reading --
Reading and writing --
The literary research paper --
Taking essay examinations.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Michael Meyer.
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