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Making Arguments about Literature A Compact Guide and Anthology

ISBN-10: 0312431473
ISBN-13: 9780312431471
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $77.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 984
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Making Arguments about Literaturecombines a complete text on argumentative writing with a flexible anthology of literature in a compact format.

Preface for Instructors
Making Arguments
What Is Literature: What Is Argument?
How Have People Defined Literature?
Why Read Literature?
What is Argument?
Summing Up
Developing Arguments about Literature
Responding to Four Poems about Work
The Chimney Sweeper
Hard Work
What I Wouldn't Do
Shoplifters
The Elements of Argument
Issues
Claims
Persuasion
Audience
Evidence
Warrants
Literature as Argument
When I Consider How My Light Is Spent
Investigating Topics of Literary Criticism
Night Waitress
Summing Up
Writing an Argument
The Solitary Reaper
Exploring
Planning
Composing
Title
Style
Introduction
Development
Emphasis
Conclusion
Further Suggestions for Developing an Argument about a Work of Literature
Sample Student Paper: First Draft
The Passage of Time in "The Solitary Reaper"
Revising
Recognizing and Avoiding Fallacies
Logic
Organization
Clarity
Emphasis
Style
Grammar
Physical Appearance
Sample Student Paper: Revised Draft
The Passage of Time in "The Solitary Reaper"
Writing a Comparative Paper
Four Secretaries
Sample Comparative Paper
When Singing Is Not Singing
Summing Up
Making Arguments about Stories
A Visit of Charity
The Use of Force
The Gift of Sweat
Students' Personal Responses to the Stories
The Elements of Short Fiction
Plot and Structure
Point of View
Characters
Setting
Imagery
Language
Theme
Sample Student Paper: Final Draft
Forms of Blindness in "The Use of Force"
Summing Up
Making Arguments about Poems
In Creve Couer, Missouri
We Did Not Fear the Father
What Work Is
The Mill
Blackberries
Singapore
A Student's Personal Responses to the Poems
Sample Student Paper: First Draft
Boundaries in Robinson, Komunyakaa, and Oliver
The Elements of Poetry
Speaker and Tone
Diction and Syntax
Figures of Speech
Sound
Rhythm and Meter
Theme
Revised Student Draft
Negotiating Boundaries
Summing Up
Making Arguments about Plays
The Stronger
Trifles
A Student's Personal Response to the Plays
The Elements of Drama
Plot and Structure
Characters
Stage Directions and Setting
Imagery
Language
Theme
Writing
Sample Student Paper
"Which Is the Stronger Actress in Strindberg's Play?"
Summing Up
Making Arguments about Essays
Many Rivers to Cross
In Search of Our Mother's Gardens
A Student's Personal Response
The Elements of Essays
Voice
Style
Structure
Ideas
Sample Student Paper
Resisting Women's Roles
Summing Up
Writing a Research Paper
Identifying an Issue and a Tentative Claim
Finding and Using Secondary Sources
Finding Sources in the Library
Evaluating Sources
Finding Sources with a Computer
Taking Notes: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Avoiding Plagiarism
Writing the Paper: Integrating Sources
Documenting Sources: MLA Format
MLA In-Text Citation
MLA Works Cited
Books
Short Works from Collections and Anthologies
Works in Periodicals
CD-ROMs
The Internet
Personal Communication
Multiple Works by the Same Author
Sample Student Research Paper
Racial Disharmony and "D�”¿½sir�”¿½e's Baby"
Mending Wall

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