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Literature : an introduction to reading and writing

Author: Edgar V Roberts; Robert Zweig; Darlene Stock Stotler; Lynn S Lemmon
Publisher: Boston : Longman, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : AP edition.; Second editionView all editions and formats
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Excellent text linking these two essential skills using the best technique--Story Telling -- Amazon.com
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Genre/Form: Collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar V Roberts; Robert Zweig; Darlene Stock Stotler; Lynn S Lemmon
ISBN: 9780132677875 0132677873
OCLC Number: 778698874
Notes: "Grade level: 12"--Publisher's label on cover.
Description: lxxi, 2072 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The process of reading, responding to, and writing about literature --
Reading and writing about fiction. Fiction : an overview ; Point of view : the position or stance of the work's narrator or speaker ; Characters : the people in fiction ; Setting : the background of place, objects, and culture in stories ; Structure : the organization of stories ; Tone and style : the words that convey attitudes in fiction ; Symbolism and allegory : keys to extended meaning ; Idea or theme : the meaning and the message in fiction ; A career in fiction : four stories by Edgar A. Poe with critical readings for research ; Ten stories for additional enjoyment and study ; Writing a research essay on fiction --
Reading and writing about poetry. Meeting poetry : an overview ; Words : the building blocks of poetry ; Characters and setting : who, what, where, and when in 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 poems ; Symbolism and allusion : windows to wide expanses of meaning ; Myths : systems of symbolic allusion in poetry ; Four major American poets : Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and Sylvia Plath ; One hundred twelve poems for additional enjoyment and study ; Writing a research essay on poetry --
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 ; Henrick Ibsen and the realistic problem play : A dollhouse ; Writing a research essay on drama --
Special writing topics about literature. Critical approaches important in the study of literature ; Three types of writing about literature ; Taking examinations on literature --
Appendixes. I. Dramatic vision on film : from the silver screen to the world of digital fantasy --
II. MLA recommendations for documenting sources.
Other Titles: Instructor's manual to accompany Literature : an introduction to reading and writing.
Responsibility: Edgar V. Roberts, Robert Zweig, Darlene Stock Stotler.

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