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The Wiley guide to writing essays about literature

Author: Paul Headrick
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
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This outstanding practical guide to writing analytical essays on literature develops interpretive skills through focused exercises and modeled examples. The program is tailored to meet the specific needs of beginning undergraduates. Features unique, detailed guidance on paragraph structureIncludes sample essays throughout to model each stage of the essay-writing processFocused exercises develop the techniques  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Headrick, Paul.
Wiley Guide to Writing Essays About Literature.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Headrick
ISBN: 9781118571484 1118571487 9781118571507 1118571509
OCLC Number: 859156149
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 193 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1: Audience and the Literary Analysis Essay; The Importance of Audience; The Audience for the Literary Analysis Essay; Works Cited; 2: Analytical Paragraphs; Initial Analysis; Analytical Paragraphs and Their Three Components; Claims; Evidence; Analysis; Common Problems in Analytical Paragraphs; Awkward repetition; Confusion about what makes meaning; Working with Analytical Paragraphs; A sample analytical paragraph; Integrating Quotations from Literary Texts; Guidelines for integrating quotations; Works Cited; 3: Theme. Defining ThemeDebating Theme; Debating with the text: agreeing and disagreeing with themes; Debating about texts: agreeing and disagreeing about themes; Identifying Themes; Identifying themes in drama and prose fiction; Identifying themes in poetry; Identifying complex themes; Effective Statements of Theme; A checklist for effective statements of theme; Works Cited; 4: Argument Structure; The Difference between a Logical Sequence and a List; Sample outlines; Organizational Paragraphs and Titles; Introductory paragraphs; Working with introductory paragraphs; Transitional paragraphs. Working with Transitional paragraphsConcluding paragraphs; Working with concluding paragraphs; Titles; 5: Types of Literary Analysis Essays; Close Readings; Passage Analysis Essays; Introductions to passage analysis essays; The structure of passage analysis essays; Working with passage analysis essays; Comparative Literary Analysis Essays; The purpose of comparative literary analysis essays; Introductions to comparative literary analysis essays; The structure of comparative literary analysis essays; Working with comparative literary analysis essays; Literary Analysis Research Essays. Literary analysis research essays using critical sourcesIntroductions to literary analysis research essays using critical sources; Working with critical sources; Literary analysis research essays using historical sources; Working with historical sources; In-Class Essays; Works Cited; Appendix 1: MLA Format; The Appearance of the Essay; Documentation: Works Cited List; Works cited entries: print sources; Works cited entries: online sources; Works cited entries: other non-print sources; Documentation: In-Text Citations; Formatting Quotations; Short quotations; Long quotations. Changing quotationsWorks Cited; APPENDIX 2: Sample Essays; 1. A Literary Analysis Essay on a Short Story; 2. A Literary Analysis Essay on a Poem; 3. A Literary Analysis Essay on a Play; 4. A Literary Analysis Essay on a Novel; 5. A Literary Analysis Essay on a Film; 6. A Passage Analysis Essay; 7. A Comparative Literary Analysis Essay; 8. A Literary Analysis Research Essay using Critical Sources; 9. A Literary Analysis Research Essay using Historical Sources; Appendix 3: "The Yellow Wallpaper," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Work Cited; Appendix 4: Selected Exercise Answers; Exercise 1.1 A.
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