Literature and the Writing Process

ISBN-10: 0205730728

ISBN-13: 9780205730728

Edition: 2011

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Literature and the Writing Process Compact Edition combines the best elements of a literature anthology with those of a handbook to guide students through the interrelated process of analytical reading and critical writing.Text writing assignments use literature as a tool of critical thought, a method for analysis, and a way of communicating ideas. This approach emphasizes writing as the focus of the book with literature as the means to write effectively. A three-part organization combines a literary anthology with composition instruction and a style handbook so students have everything they need at their fingertips. Some of the key features include: Writing Process in every chapter. The book reinforces writing process from prewriting, writing, ideas for writing, and rewriting in every chapter. Affordable, smaller format of our popular Literature and the Writing Process. Expanded argument writing coverage (Ch. 3) offers more support for improving writing skills. Up-to-Date MLA coverage reflects the most current guidelines from the Modern Language Association.
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 8/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Literature and the Writing Process, Backpack Edition, 1/E
Contents
Preface
Composing: An Overview
The Prewriting Process
Reading for Writing
James Joyce, "Eveline"
Who Are My Readers?
Why Am I Writing?
What Ideas Should I Use?
Discovering and Developing Ideas
What Point Should I Make?
How Do I Find the Theme?
The Writing Process
How Should I Organize My Ideas?
Arguing Your Interpretation
Developing with Details
Maintaining a Critical Focus
How Should I Begin?
How Should I End?
Composing the First Draft
Quoting from Your Sources
Sample Student Paper: First Draft
Writing a Convincing Argument
Interpreting and Arguing
Organizing Your Argument
Sample Student Essay
Dagoberto Gilb, "Love in L.A."
The Rewriting Process
What Is Revision?
Getting Feedback: Peer Review
What Should I Add or Take Out?
What Should I Rearrange?
Does It Flow?
What Is Editing?
What Sentences Should I Combine?
Rearranging for Emphasis and Variety
Which Words Should I Change?
What Is Proofreading?
Sample Student Paper: Final Draft
Researched Writing
Using Library Source in Your Writing
Conducting Your Research
Working with Sources
Writing a First Draft
Rewriting and Editing
Sample Documented Student Paper
Explanation of the MLA Documentation Style
Writing About Short Fiction
How Do I Read Short Fiction?
Notice the Structure
Consider Point of View and Setting
Study the Characters
Look for Specialized Literary Techniques
Examine the Title
Investigate the Author's Life and Times
Continue Questioning to Discover Theme
Chart 6-1 Critical Questions for Reading the Short Story
Writing About Structure
What Is Structure?
How Do I Discover Structure?
Looking at Structure
Tim O'Brien, "The Things They Carried"
Prewriting
Finding Patterns
Writing
Grouping Details
Relating Details to Theme
Ideas for Writing
Ideas for Responsive Writing
Ideas for Critical Writing
Ideas for Researched Writing
Rewriting
Integrating Quotations Gracefully
Exercise on Integrating Quotations
Writing About Imagery and Symbolism
What Are Images?
What Are Symbols?
Archetypal Symbols
Phallic and Yonic Symbols
How Will I Recognize Symbols?
Reference Works on Symbols
Looking at Images and Symbols
Shirley Jackson, "The Lottery"
Prewriting
Interpreting Symbols
Writing
Producing a Workable Thesis
Exercise on Thesis Statements
Ideas for Writing
Ideas for Responsive Writing
Ideas for Critical Writing
Ideas for Researched Writing
Rewriting
Sharpening the Introduction
Sample Student Paper on Symbolism: Second and Final Drafts
Writing About Point of View
What Is Point of View?
Describing Point of View
Looking at Point of View
Alice Walker, "Everyday Use"
Prewriting
Analyzing Point of View
Writing
Relating Point of View to Theme
Ideas for Writing
Ideas for Responsive Writing
Ideas for Critical Writing
Ideas for Researched Writing
Rewriting
Sharpening the Conclusion
Writing About Setting and Atmosphere
What Are Setting and Atmosphere?
Looking at Setting and Atmosphere
Tobias Wolff, "Hunters in the Snow"
Prewriting
Prewriting Exercise
Writing
Discovering an Organization
Ideas for Writing
Ideas for Responsive Writing
Ideas for Critical Writing
Ideas for Researched Writing
Rewriting: Organization and Style
Checking Your Organization
Improving the Style: Balanced Sentences
Sentence Modeling Exercise
Writing About Theme
What Is Theme?
Looking at Theme
Flannery O'Connor, "Good Country People"
Prewriting
Figuring Out Theme
Stating the Theme
Writing
Choosing Supporting Details
Ideas for Writing
Ideas for Responsive Writing
Ideas for Critical Writing
Ideas for Researched Writing
Rewriting
Achieving Coherence
Checking for Coherence
Editing: Improving Connections
Repeat Words and Synonyms
Try Parallel Structure
Anthology of Short Fiction
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
"The Birthmark"
Kate Chopin (1851-1904)
"The Story of an Hour"
Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)
"Hands"
D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
"The Rocking-Horse Winner"
William Faulkner (1897-1962)
"A Rose for Emily"
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
"Hills Like White Elephants"
John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
"The Chrysanthemums"
Richard Wright (1908-1960)
"The Man Who Was Almost a Man"
Eudora Welty (1909-2001)
"Why I Live at the P. O."
Tillie Olsen (1913-2007)
"I Stand Here Ironing"
Hisaye Yamamoto (1921- )
"Seventeen Syllables"
John Updike (1932-2009)
"A & P"
Joyce Carol Oates (1928- )
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
Raymond Carver (1938-1988)
"What We Talk about When We Talk about Love"
Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995)
"The Lesson"
Bharati Mukherjee (1940- )
"A Father"
Louise Erdrich (1954- )
"The Red Convertible "
Writing About Poetry
How Do I Read Poetry?
Get the Literal Meaning First: Paraphrase
Make Associations for Meaning
Chart 12-1 Critical Questions for Reading Poetry
Writing About Persona and Tone
Who Is Speaking?
What Is Tone?
Recognizing Verbal Irony
Describing Tone
Looking at Persona and Tone
Theodore Roethke, "My Papa's Waltz"
Thomas Hardy, "The Ruined Maid"
W. H. Auden, "The Unknown Citizen"
Edmund Waller, "Go, Lovely Rose"
Dorothy Parker, "One Perfect Rose"
Prewriting
Asking Questions About the Speaker in "My Papa's Waltz"
Devising a Thesis
Describing the Tone in "The Ruined Maid"
Discovering a Thesis
Describing the Tone in "The Unknown Citizen"
Discovering a Thesis
Discovering Tone in "Go, Lovely Rose"
Discovering Tone in "One Perfect Rose"
Writing
Explicating and Analyzing
Ideas for Writing
Ideas for Responsive Writing
Ideas for Critical Writing
Ideas for Researched Writing
Editing
Quoting Poetry in Essays
Sample Student Response on Persona and Tone
Analyzing the Student Response
Writing About Poetic Language
What Do the Words Suggest?
Connotation and Denotation
Figures of Speech
Metaphor and Simile
Personification
Imagery
Symbol
Paradox
Oxymoron
Looking at Poetic Language
Walt Whitman, "A Noiseless Patient Spider"
William Shakespeare, "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?"
Kay Ryan, "Turtle"
Hayden Carruth, "In the Long Hall"
Donald Hall, "My Son My Executioner"
Prewriting
Examining Poetic Language
Writing
Comparing and Contrasting
Ideas for Writing
Ideas for Responsive Writing
Ideas for Critical Writing
Ideas for Researched Writing
Rewriting: Style
Choosing Vivid, Descriptive Terms
Finding Lively Words
Exercise on Diction
Sample Student Paper on Poetic Language: Second and Final Drafts
Comparison Exercise
Writing About Poetic Form
What Are the Forms of Poetry?
Rhythm and Rhyme
Chart 15-1 Rhythm and Meter in Poetry
Alliteration, Assonance, and Consonance
Exercise on Poetic Form
Stanzas: Closed and Open Form
Poetic Syntax
Visual Poetry
Looking at the Forms of Poetry
Gwendolyn Brooks, "We Real Cool"
A. E. Housman, "Eight O'Clock"
E. E. Cummings, "anyone lived in a pretty how town"
Wole Soyinka, "Telephone Conversation"
Robert Frost, "The Silken Tent"
Billy Collins, "Sonnet"
Roger McGough, "40-----Love"
Prewriting
Experimenting with Poetic Forms
Writing
Relating Form to Meaning
Ideas for Writing
Ideas for Expressive Writing
Ideas for Critical Writing
Ideas for Researched Writing
Rewriting: Style
Finding the Exact Word
Exercises on Diction
Sample Student Paper on Poetic Form
Anthology of Poetry
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
"That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold"
John Donne (1572-1631)
"A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning"
Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
"To His Coy Mistress"
John Keats (1795-1821)
"Ode on a Grecian Urn"
Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
"Song of Myself" (Section 11)
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
"Dover Beach"
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
"Because I Could Not Stop for Death"
"Wild Nights���Wild Nights!"
A. E. Housman (1859-1936)
"To an Athlete Dying Young"
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
"Sailing to Byzantium"
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
"Richard Cory"
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
"Design"
D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
"Piano"
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
Claude McKay (1890-1948)
"America"
Jean Toomer (1894-1967)
"Reapers"
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
"Harlem (A Dream Deferred)"
"Theme for English B"
Stevie Smith (1902-1971)
"Not Waving but Drowning"
Countee Cullen (1903-1946)
"Incident"
Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)
"I Knew a Woman"
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)
"One Art"
May Sarton (1912-1995)
"AIDS"
Octavio Paz (1914-1998)
"The Street"
Dudley Randall (1914-2000)
"Ballad of Birmingham"
Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917- 2000)
"The Bean Eaters"
Anne Sexton (1928-1974)
"You All Know the Story of the Other Woman"
Adrienne Rich (1929- )
"Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)
"Mirror"
John Updike (1932-2009)
"Ex-Basketball Player"
Marge Piercy (1936- )
"Barbie Doll"
Lucille Clifton (1936- )
"homage to my hips"
Seamus Heaney (1939- )
"Digging"
Billy Collins (1941- )
"Introduction to Poetry"
Susan Ludvigson (1942- )
"Inventing My Parents"
Sharon Olds (1942- )
"Sex Without Love"
Gina Valdes (1943- )
"My Mother Sews Blouses"
Rita Dove (1952- )
"Daystar"
Alberto Rüos (1952- )
"In Second Grade Miss Lee I Promised Never to Forget You and I Never Did"
Jimmy Santiago Baca (1952- )
"There Are Black"
Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952- )
"Latin Women Pray"
Dorianne Laux (1952- )
"What I Wouldn't Do"
Martün Espada (1957- )
"Bully"
Paired Poems for Comparison
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"
Sir Walter Raleigh (1552?-1618)
"The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd"
Robert Browning (1812-1889)
"My Last Duchess"
Gabriel Spera (1966- )
"My Ex-Husband"
Robert Hayden (1913-1980)
"Those Winter Sundays"
George Bilgere (1951- )
"Like Riding a Bicycle"
A Portfolio of War Poetry
Richard Lovelace (1618-1657)
"To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars"
Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
"War Is Kind"
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
"Dulce et Decorum Est"
E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)
"next to of course god america i"
Peg Lauber (1938- )
"Six National Guardsmen Blown Up Together"
Yusef Komunyakaa (1947- )
"Facing It"
Dwight Okita (1958- )
"In Response to Executive Order 9066"
Writing About Drama
How Do I Read a Play?
Listen to the Lines
Visualize the Scene
Envision the Action
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