Literature for Composition Essays, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

ISBN-10: 0321450965
ISBN-13: 9780321450968
Edition: 8th 2007
List price: $93.33
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Description: Literature for Compositionoffers superior coverage of reading, nbsp;writing, and argument in Barnetrsquo;s signature accessible and clear style.nbsp; Helpful discussions of the literary elements, compelling case studies, and a diverse array of  More...

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Book details

List price: $93.33
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Literature for Compositionoffers superior coverage of reading, nbsp;writing, and argument in Barnetrsquo;s signature accessible and clear style.nbsp; Helpful discussions of the literary elements, compelling case studies, and a diverse array of selections organized thematically are included. nbsp; This book is based on the assumption that students in composition or literature courses should encounter first-rate writing-not simply competent prose, but the powerful reports of experience that have been recorded by highly skilled writers past and present. The study of such writing offers pleasure and insight into life. It also leads to increased skill in communicating.

Contents by Genre
List of Illustrations
Preface to Instructors
Letter to Students?
Getting Started: From Response to Argument
The Writer as Reader Reading and Responding
Reading as Re-creatio?
Collecting Evidence, Making Reasonable Inferences
Reading with Pen in Han?
Recording Your First Response?
Identifying Your Audience and Purpose
Your Turn: Arguing a Thesis in an Essay
A Sample Essay by a Student: "Images of Ripening in Kate Chopins Ripe Figs

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