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An introduction to literature : fiction, poetry, drama

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: New York : Longman, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvan Barnet
ISBN: 0673522679 9780673522672
OCLC Number: 34966043
Description: xxiv, 1574 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Reading and responding to literature --
Writing about literature: from idea to essay --
Approaching fiction: responding in writing --
Stories and meanings: plot, character, theme --
Narrative point of view --
Allegory and symbolism --
In brief: writing about fiction --
Two fiction writers in depth: Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Carver --
A collection of short fiction --
The novel --
Approaching poetry: responding in writing --
Lyric poetry --
The speaking tone of voice --
Figurative language: simile, metaphor, personification, apostrophe --
Imagery and symbolism --
Irony --
Rhythm and versification --
In brief: writing about poetry --
Poetry and translation --
A collection of poems --
Three poets in depth: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Langston Hughes --
Some elements of drama --
Tragedy --
Comedy --
In brief: writing about drama --
Plays and contexts --
Critical approaches: the nature of criticism --
Critical perspectives on Joseph Conrad --
Appendix A: remarks about manuscript form --
Appendix B: writing a research paper --
Appendix C: glossary of literary terms.
Responsibility: Sylvan Barnet [and others].

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