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Literature : an introduction to reading and writing

Author: Edgar V Roberts; Henry E Jacobs
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Provides the tools and insights necessary for students to read literature with care, understanding, and enjoyment, and to write about it with skill and conviction. This is both a comprehensive anthology of fiction, poetry, and drama and a text emphasizing the close connection between good reading and effective writing.
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Genre/Form: Collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar V Roberts; Henry E Jacobs
ISBN: 0130324701 9780130324702
OCLC Number: 43859616
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: liii, 2076 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : reading, responding to, and writing about literature --
Reading and writing about fiction --
Fiction : an overview --
Plot and structure : the development and organization of stories --
Characters : the people in fiction --
Point of view : the position or stance of the narrator or speaker --
Setting : the background of place, objects, and culture in stories --
Style : the words that tell the story --
Tone : the expression of attitude in fiction --
Symbolism and allegory : keys to extended meaning --
Idea or theme : the meaning and the message in fiction --
A career in fiction : a collection of stories by Edgar Allen Poe --
Stories for additional study --
Reading and writing about poetry --
Meeting poetry : an overview --
Character and setting : who, what, where, and when in poetry --
Words : the building blocks of poetry --
Imagery : the poem's link to the senses --
Figures of speech, or metaphorical language : a source of depth and range in poetry --
Tone : the creation of attitude in poetry --
Prosody : sound, rhythm, and rhyme in poetry --
Form : the shape of the poem --
Symbolism and allusion : windows to a wide expanse of meaning --
Myth : systems of symbolic allusion in poetry. Eight poems related to the myth of Odysseus ; Seven poems related to the myth of Icarus ; Three poems related to the myth of the phoenix ; Two poems related to the myth of Oedipus --
Meaning : idea and theme in poetry --
Three poetic careers : William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost --
Poems for additional study --
Reading and writing about drama --
The dramatic vision : an overview --
The tragic vision : affirmation through loss --
The comic vision : restoring the balance --
Visions of dramatic reality and nonreality : varying the idea of drama as imitation --
Dramatic vision and the motion picture camera : drama on the silver (and television) screen --
A career in drama : two major plays of Henrik Ibsen. Special writing topics about literature --
Writing and documenting the research essay --
Critical approaches important in the study of literature --
Taking examinations on literature --
Comparison-contrast and extended comparison-contrast : learning by seeing literary works together --
Appendix I. MLA recommendations for documenting electronic sources --
Appendix II. Brief biographies of the poets in part III --
Glossary of literary terms.
Responsibility: Edgar V. Roberts, Henry E. Jacobs.

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Provides the tools and insights necessary for students to read literature with care, understanding, and enjoyment, and to write about it with skill and conviction. This is both a comprehensive anthology of fiction, poetry, and drama and a text emphasizing the close connection between good reading and effective writing.

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