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Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and drama

Author: X J Kennedy; Dana Gioia
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins College Publishers, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: X J Kennedy; Dana Gioia
ISBN: 0673525090 9780673525093 0673522814 9780673522818
OCLC Number: 35953794
Notes: "Includes 1995 MLA guidelines."--Cover.
Description: xlviii, 1859 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Fiction. Reading a story ; Point of view ; Character ; Setting ; Tone and style ; Theme ; Symbol ; Evaluating a story ; Reading long stories and novels ; Writer in depth ; Stories for further reading ; Criticism : on fiction --
pt. II. Poetry. Reading a poem ; Listening to a voice ; Words ; Saying and suggesting ; Imagery ; Figures of speech ; Song ; Sound ; Rhythm ; Closed form ; Open form ; Symbol ; Myth and narrative ; Poetry and personal identity ; Alternatives ; Evaluating a poem ; What is poetry? ; Poems for further reading ; Criticism : on poetry ; Lives of the poets --
pt. III. Drama. Reading a play ; Theater of Sophocles ; Theater of Shakespeare ; Modern theater ; Evaluating a play ; Plays for further reading ; New voices in American drama ; Criticism : on drama --
pt. IV. Supplement : writing. Writing about literature ; Writing about a story ; Writing about a poem ; Writing about a play ; Critical approaches to literature.
Responsibility: [compiled by] X.J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia.

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