Literature Reading to Write

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ISBN-13: 9780205834303

Edition: 2011

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List price: $91.20
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Reading and Writing About Literature
What Is Literature?
Literary Contexts: Authors Define Literature
Historical Contexts: Forms of Literature Through Time
Stories
Charles Perrault, "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood"
� Literary Contexts: Defining Plot
Margaret Atwood, "There was Once"
Poems
Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Ozymandias"
Comparing Themes
Adrienne Rich, "Diving into the Wreck"
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Constantly Risking Absurdity"
Reflecting on the Writing Process
Pre-Writing
Drafting
Revising
Assignment: Reading to Write
Reading and Writing: Contexts for Thinking
Active Reading
Writing About Your Reading Experience
Thinking Critically About the Text
Story
"The Story of an Hour"
Critical Thinking Acts
Interpretation
Analysis
Argument
Comparison/Contrast
� Literary Contexts: Making Meaning of Fiction
Play
Beauty
� Literary Contexts: Making Meaning of Drama
Literary Contexts: Making Meaning of Poetry
Poems
Comparing Themes
"Metaphors"
"Introduction to Poetry"
Assignments: Reading to Write
Sample Student Paper: Ashley Walden, Breaking Boundaries in Chopin's "The
Story of an Hour"
Writing in Response to Literature
Love and Symbolism: Interpreting Themes
Poems
"A Beautiful Girl Combs Her Hair"
"I find no peace, and all my war is done"
"Upon Julia's Clothes"
"The Indian Girl's Song"
The Act of Interpretation
Accounting for Key Symbols and Other Elements
Taking Contexts into Account
"Sonnet 18" and "Sonnet 130"
"Love Is Not All"
"True Love"
"Sex without Love"
"Why I Can't Cook for Your Self-Centered Architect
Cousin"
Stories
"The Necklace"
"Shiloh"
Writing an Interpretation: Reading for Meaning in Literature
Prewriting: Identifying a Topic
Forming an Interpretation: Offering a Big Idea
Bringing in Evidence: Close Reading for Textual Support
Shaping a Thesis: Constructing a Statement
Writing to Advance the Thesis: The Formal Essay
The Introduction
The Body
The Conclusion
Integrating and Citing Source Material
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
Revising
Editing
Proofreading
Sample Student Paper: "Immoderate Desire" in Guy
De Maupaussant's "The Necklace"
A Study in Style: Analyzing Patterns
What does it mean when you say that a person has style?
Poems
William Wordsworth, "Nuns Fret Not"
� Literary Contexts: Stanza Lengths and Sonnets
Elizabeth Bishop, "One Art"
� Literary Contexts: The Villanelle
The Act of Analysis
Supporting Theme through Analysis
Finding Patterns through Analysis
Poems
e.e. cummings, "1(a"
� Literary Contexts: Open-Form Poetry
Comparing Themes
"Some Keep the Sabbath"
"God's Grandeur"
� Critical Contexts: Formalist Criticism
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
Geraldine Brooks, "We Real Cool"
� Literary Contexts: Scanning Lines of Poetry
Play
The Glass Menagerie
� Literary Contexts: Realism
Stories
"The Lesson"
� Literary Contexts: Dialogue
"Videotape"
� Literary Contexts: Reality
"The Things they Carried"
� Literary Contexts: Imagery
Writing an Analysis: The Elements of Style
Moving from Free Writes to Ideas
Finding a Focus
Shaping a Thesis
Finding Significance in Small Moments and Specific Details
Writing to Advance the Thesis
Making a Plan
Developing and Supporting Your Thesis
Revising to Polish
Editing
A Lesson in Style
Style Checklist
Exercises
Proofreading
Sample Student Paper: Analyzing Stage Direction, Dialogue, and Memory in Williams' The Glass Menagerie
Voice and Narration: Arguing for an Interpretation
Stories
"A&P"
� Critical Contexts: You Decide
"A Rose for Emily"
� Critical Contexts: A Historical/Feminist Approach to Miss Emily
The Act of Argument
The Writer: Evaluating Your Interpretation
The Text: Evaluating Your Analysis
The Readers: Evaluating Your Audience
Poems
"My Last Duchess"
� Historical Contexts: The Duke's Two Wives
Comparing Themes
"In an Artist's Studio"
"Barbie Doll"
� Historical Contexts: Comparing the Themes
"Channel Firing"
"Death of a Ball Turret Gunner"
� Historical and Literary Contexts: The Literature of War
"The Love Song of J. A. Prufrock"
� Literary Contexts: Making Meaning of Prufrock
Arguing an Interpretation
Using Visual Techniques to Discover Ideas
Clustering
Jot Listing
Shaping a Persuasive Thesis
Exercises
Writing to Advance the Thesis
Support Your Interpretation through Analysis
Support Your Argument by Addressing Counter-Arguments
Revising with Your Audience in Mind
Write the Introduction and Conclusion
Strengthen Weaker Paragraphs
Arrange Your Paragraphs
Decide Where to Handle Other Interpretations
Editing and Proofreading Your Argument
Sample Student Paper: Erin Christian, Effects of the Social Environment on
Emily Grierson in "A Rose for Emily"
Families and Their Characters: Comparing Works of Literature
Stories
"Everything that Rises Must Converge"
� Literary Contexts: Regionalism and the Grotesque
Comparing Themes: Identity
"Everyday Use"
"Two Kinds"
� Critical Contexts: Assimilation versus Acculturation
The Act of Comparison
Choosing Two Texts to Compare
Charting Similarities and Differences
Analyzing and Interpreting the Comparisons
Poems
Comparing Themes: Growing
"Adolescence I" and "Adolescence III"
Comparing Themes: Fathers
"Common Ground"
"Those Winter Sundays"
"forgiving my father"
"Daddy"
"My Papa's Waltz"
Writing a Comparison and Contrast Essay
Discovering Similarities and Differences
Focusing on What Is Revealed
Shaping a Thesis
A Thesis Focused on Similarities
A Thesis Focused on Differences
Writing to Advance the Thesis
Revising for Coherence
Editing and Proofreading
Integrating Text from a Reading into Your Writing
Summary
Paraphrase
Direct Quotation
Student Sample: Structure and Style in Lucille Clifton's
"forgiving my father" and Plath's "Daddy": Renaming and Reclaiming
Oppression and Social Change: Using Critical Tools for Analytical Arguments
Stories
"Yellow Wallpaper"
Critical Contexts: Feminist Criticism
"Girl"
The Ones who Walk Away from Omelas"
The Act of Seeing Through a Critical Perspective
Poems
Comparing Themes
"The Author to Her Book"
"Theme for English B"
"Telephone Conversation"
"Ethnic Poetry"
Plays
Trifles
Writing an Analytical Argument from a Critical Perspective
Considering Different Critical Perspectives
Rereading the Work in Light of the Perspective
Shaping a Thesis: Establishing the Critical Context
Writing to Advance the Thesis
Integrating and Citing Source Material
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
Sample Student Paper: Stephanie Roberts, Policing Domesticity: Cultural Surveillance in Susan Glaspell's Trifles
Experiencing Contemporary Literature
Laughing Out Loud: Getting to Know Comic Literature
From Someone Who Knows: Dave Barry on Being Funny
"On Dave Barry: Elegy for the Humorist"
A Genre You Know: Stand-Up Comedy
A Genre You Might Like to Know: Comic Essays
"The Drama Bug"
"Shooting Dad"
Knowing Where We Came From: Comedy in the Theatre
� Want to Know More? The Language of Comedy
Writing About Your Experience with Literature
Viewing Words and Reading Pictures: Getting to Know Graphic Novels
From Someone Who Knows: Scott McCloud on Understanding Comics
Excerpt from Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics
� Want to Know More? Graphic Novels versus Literature
A Genre You Know: Comic Strips
Snoopy
The Boondocks
A Genre You Might Like to Know: The Superhero Graphic Novel
Excerpt from Alan Moore and David Lloyd, V for Vendetta
Another Kind of Graphic Novel: A Memoir
Excerpt from Art Speigelman, Maus: A Survivor's Tale
Knowing Where We Come From: The Evolution of Comics
Writing About Your Experience with Literature
Thrilled and Chilled: Getting to Know Horror in Literature
From Someone Who Knows: Stephen King on Horror
"Why We Crave Horror Stories"
A Genre You Know: Stephen King stories
A Horror Story You Might Like: A Real-Life Devil
"Where are you going, where have you been?"
� Want to Know More? Source Material for Oates' Story
Excerpt from Don Moser, "The Pied Piper of Tuscon"
"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"
Knowing Where We Come From: Edgar Allan Poe
Writing About Your Experience with Literature
Listening to Music: Experiencing Stories in Rhythm
From Someone Who Knows: Paul Simon on Songwriting
"Music, Lyrics in Their Best Order"
A Genre You Know: Songs
The Zombies, "A Rose for Emily"
"Sleep to Dream"
The Magnetic Fields, " I Don't Want to Get Over You"
Arctic Monkeys, "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor"
The Decemberists, "The Crane Wife 1 and 2"
A Genre You Might Like to Know: Spoken-Word Poetry
"Lit"
"I have not gone marking (with apologies to Pablo Neruda)"
"Unbreakable Glass--a poem for my daughter"
"I, Nightmare"
Knowing Where We Come From: Oral Literature
Writing About Your Experience with Literature
Songs with Literary References: A Selective List
Exploring the Alternative: Getting to Know Experimental Literature
From Someone Who Knows: Claes Oldenburg on Experimental Art
An Experimental Artist You Know: Eve Ensler, dramatist
Experimental Artists You Might Like to Know
"Boring Friends," "A Mown Lawn," "Interesting," and "The Old Dictionary"
"Blue Knights Bounced from CVD Tourney," "My
Beard Reviewed," and "Notes Toward the Lay Report on the Joy Debt"
Knowing Where We Come From: The Experimental Poetry of Gertrude Stein
� Want to Know More? A Suggested Reading List of Experimental Writers
Writing About Your Experience with Literature
Research for Writing
Developing a Topic and Stating a Thesis
Choosing a Text
Read. Re-read. Read again.
Posing a Research Question
Answering Your Question with a Tentative Thesis
Conducting Preliminary Research
Assignment: Drafting a Proposal
Sample Student Writing: A Research Proposal
Finding and Evaluating Sources
Considering Research Sources
Beginning Your Research and Developing Search Terms
Interlibrary Loan
Locating Background Information
Locating Literary Criticism
Locating Historical and Cultural Works
Evaluating Sources
Ask the Expert!
Taking Good Notes
The Reading/Research Dialectic
A Tentative Timeline: 10 Steps to a Successful Research Project
Assignment: Writing an Annotated Bibliography
Sample Student Writing: An Annotated Bibliography by Erin Christian
Understanding Critical Perspectives
Reading the Critics
A Quick Look Back at Schools of Critical Thought
A Critical Casebook on Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art"
Excerpt from Joanne Fiet Diehl, Women Poets and the American Sublime
Excerpt from Elizabeth Dodd, The Veiled Mirror and the Woman Poet
Excerpt from Susan McCabe, Elizabeth Bishop: Her Poetics of Loss
Excerpt from Anne Colwell, " Geography III: The Art of Losing"
A Critical Casebook on Toni Cade Bambara's "The Lesson"
Jerome Cartwright, "Bambara's 'The Lesson'"
Excerpt from Janet Carey Eldred, "Narratives of Socialization:
Literacy in the Short Story"
Excerpt from Janet Ruth Heller, "Toni Cade Bambara's Use of African American Vernacular English in 'The Lesson'"
A Critical Casebook on Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie
Tennessee Williams, "How to Stage The Glass Menagerie"
Excerpt from Lewis Nichols, Review
Excerpt from Nancy M. Tischler, Student Companion to Tennessee Williams
Excerpt from C.W.E. Bigsby, "Entering The Glass
Menagerie"
Excerpt from Judith J. Thompson, Tennessee Williams' Plays
Integrating Primary and Secondary Sources
Some Organizing Principles
Drafting Body Paragraphs
Verb Tenses in Writing about Literature
Integrating Sources
Summary
Paraphrase
Direct Quotation
Quotations that become Part of your sentence
Quoting larger amounts of text (block quotations)
Common Knowledge
Avoiding Plagiarism
Sample Student Writing: Erin Christian, On Loss in Elizabeth Bishop's
"One Art"
Using the MLA Style of Documentation
Preparing to Cite Sources
Using the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style
Citations in the Paper
Works Cited at the End of the Paper
Books and Material from Books
Articles from Print Periodicals
Electronic and Online Sources
Other Media
Glossary of Literary Terms
Student Biographies
Credits
Index
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