Literature Reading and Writing with Critical Strategies

ISBN-10: 0321113497
ISBN-13: 9780321113498
Edition: 2004
Authors: Steven Lynn
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Book details

List price: $122.67
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Literature: Reading and Writing with Critical Strategies energizes literary study by showing students how to use critical approaches to engage literary texts and evolve critical arguments. Lynn's truly innovative text shows students how to use critical strategies to engage with literary texts and develop critical arguments. Plentiful examples demonstrate the process of writing about literatureprogressing from a blank page to an insightful response and ultimately to a final essayusing a variety of theories as invention strategies. A richly diverse selection of literary works provides students with thematicallytied materials to read and write about fiction, poetry, and drama. Nancy Kennedy of Edmonds Community College concluded, ...a promising new text is on the way, one that could become a standard in its field.

Critical Theories: Checklists (inside front cover)
Preface for Instructors
Letter to Students
The Possibilities of Literary Meaning
"Did I Miss Anything?"
Reading: How Meaning Is Made
Who Makes Meaning?
"Jabberwocky."
Are Some Readings Wrong?
Suggestions for Readings
Your Right to Read and Write
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Writing: How Invention Strategies Shape the Process
Here at the New Yorker
New Criticism
Reader-Response Criticism
Deconstructive Criticism
Biographical, Historical, and New Historical Criticism
Psychological Criticism
Feminist Criticism
Other Critical Strategies
Literature: Why It Matters
What Isn't Literature?
What Is Literature?
"It Bids Pretty Fair."
Critical Strategies at Work
Read Poetry Creatively: Reader-Response Criticism
Reflection: The Creative Reader
"This is a Wonderful Poem."
Strategies: Using Reader-Response Criticism
"The Sand Merchant's Wife."
Inventing, Shaping, Drafting: Student Examples
Elements: Symbol, Image, Personification, Allegory, Allusion
"Supernatural Love."
Duchess of Newcastle, "Earth's Complaint."
Practice: Environments
"The Garden."
"For Anna Mae Aquash Whose Spirit Is Present."
"All Bears."
["Through the Dark Sod"]
"Carmel Point."
Suggestions for Writing
Read Poetry Closely: New Criticism
Reflection: The Organic Text
"Ars Poetica."
Strategies: Using New Criticism
"The Mother."
Inventing, Shaping, Drafting: Student Example
"forgiving my father."

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