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Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, drama, and writing

Author: X J Kennedy; Dana Gioia
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eighth compact editionView all editions and formats
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Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Compact, 8th Edition is a book to lead readers beyond the boundaries of self to see the world through the eyes of others. Built on the assumption that great literature can enrich and enlarge the lives it touches, this text was developed with two primary goals: to introduce individuals to the appreciation and experience of literature in its major  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: X J Kennedy; Dana Gioia
ISBN: 9780321971951 0321971957 013458645X 9780134586458
OCLC Number: 900159169
Description: li, 1499 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: FICTION. Reading a story --
Point of view --
Character --
Setting --
Tone and style --
Theme --
Symbol --
Reading long stories and novels --
Genre fiction --
Critical casebook: Two stories in depth --
Stories for further reading --
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 --
Poetry in Spanish: literature of Latin America --
Recognizing excellence --
What is poetry? --
Three critical casebooks: Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, and Robert Frost --
Critical casebook: T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" --
Poems for further reading --
DRAMA. Reading a play --
Tragedy and comedy --
Critical casebook: Sophocles --
Critical casebook: Shakespeare --
The modern theater --
Evaluating a play --
Plays for further reading --
WRITING. Writing about literature --
Writing about a story --
Writing about a poem --
Writing about a play --
Writing a research paper --
Writing an essay exam --
Critical approaches to literature.
Responsibility: [compiled by] X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia, University of Southern California.

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Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Compact, 8th Edition is a book to lead readers beyond the boundaries of self to see the world through the eyes of others. Built on the assumption that great literature can enrich and enlarge the lives it touches, this text was developed with two primary goals: to introduce individuals to the appreciation and experience of literature in its major forms and to develop individuals' abilities to think critically and communicate effectively about and through writing.--AMAZON.

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