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Making Literature Matter An Anthology for Readers and Writers

ISBN-10: 0312474911
ISBN-13: 9780312474911
Edition: 4th 2008
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Book details

List price: $82.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 8/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1600
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Prepared by editors whose scholarship fuses literary and composition studies,Making Literature Mattercombines a comprehensive writing text with a uniquely organized anthology for introductory literature courses that emphasize critical and academic writing. What makes literature matter? Writing about it argumentatively.The writing text helps students learn to analyze literature and develop responsible and persuasive claims about it making it matter to them as it hasn't before. Reading it when it explores issues that matter.The stories, poems, plays and essays in the anthology are uniquely organized into thematic clusters that focus on life issues that matter will continue to matter to students.

Preface for Instructors
Contents by Genre
Working with Literature
What Is Literature? How and Why Does It Matter?
"Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota" (poem)
How Have People Defined Literature?
Why Study Literature in a College Writing Course?
What Can You Do to Make Literature Matter to Others?
When I married, I became an old woman. . . . (story)
How to Read Closely
Strategies for Close Reading
Close Readings of a Poem
"Summer Solstice, New York City" (poem)
Using Topics of Literary Studies to Get Ideas
Night Waitress (poem)
How to Make Arguments about Literature
Orientation (story)
Girl (story)
Strategies for Making Arguments about Literature
Looking at Literature as Argument
"When I Consider How My Light Is Spent" (poem)
"The Unknown Citizen" (poem)
"Mending Wall" (poem)
The Writing Process
"The Solitary Reaper" (poem)
Strategies for Exploring
Strategies for Planning
Strategies for Composing
First Draft of a Student Paper
The Passage of Time in "The Solitary Reaper"
Strategies for Revising
Revised Draft of a Student Paper
The Passage of Time in "The Solitary Reaper"
Strategies for Writing a Comparative Paper
"Four Secretaries" (poem)
A Student Comparative Paper
When Singing Is Not Singing
A Writing Exercise
The Singing (poem)
How to Write about Stories
A Visit of Charity
The Use of Force
Sleepy
Students' Personal Responses to the Stories
The Elements of Short Fiction
Final Draft of a Student Paper
Forms of Blindness in "The Use of Force"
How to Write about Poems
In Creve Coeur, Missouri
We Did Not Fear the Father
What Work Is
Singapore
Blackberries
The Mill
So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs Away from Americans
The Lady in the Pink Mustang
The Secretary Chant
A Student's Personal Responses to the Poems
Boundaries in Robinson, Komunyakaa, and Oliver
The Elements of Poetry
Revised Draft of a Student Paper
Negotiating Boundaries
How to Write about Plays
From The Glass Menagerie (scene)
From 'night Mother (scene)
The Elements of Drama
Final Draft of a Student Paper
The Significance of What Jessie "Thinks"
How to Write about Essays
Many Rivers to Cross
In Search of Our Mother's Gardens
A Student's Personal Response
The Elements of Essays
Final Draft of a Student Paper
Resisting Women's Roles
How to Write a Research Paper
Strategies for Identifying an Issue and a Tentative Claim
Strategies for Finding and Using Secondary Sources
Strategies for Working with Sources
Strategies for Integrating Sources
Strategies for Documenting Sources (MLA Format)
Three Annotated Student Research Papers
The Meaning of the Husband's Fainting in "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
Substitution in Mitchell's "The Evolution of the Rest Treatment" and Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
What the Argument between Tom Cruise and Brooke Shields Demonstrated about the Media
Literature and Its Issues
Families
Memories of Family: Essays
The Runaway Son
Demonology
Poets in the Kitchen
Happy Blue Crabs

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