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Contemporary Guide to Literary Terms

ISBN-10: 1111347956
ISBN-13: 9781111347956
Edition: 3rd 2012
Authors: Edwin Barton
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Description: A CONTEMPORARY GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS is a brief, inexpensive, and accessible handbook of literary terms for a full range of courses, including introduction to literature, literature for composition, American literature, British literature, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $86.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

A CONTEMPORARY GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS is a brief, inexpensive, and accessible handbook of literary terms for a full range of courses, including introduction to literature, literature for composition, American literature, British literature, and Shakespeare. In clear, concise, and user-friendly language, the text highlights its entries with contemporary, multicultural examples. This third edition features more terms and new entries for all periods of literary history.

Glossary
Strategies For Writing Essays About Literature
Introduction
Background Narrative on "Mood and Images in Rita Dove's 'Silos'"
Choosing a Subject
Preparing to Write and Organizing Material
Drafting and Revising the Essay
Background Narrative on "Point of View and Irony in Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour'"
Selection of a Topic
Preliminary Work
Starting the Essay: Organization
Second Draft
Final Touches
Background Narrative on "The Cinderella Motif in Austen's Pride and Prejudice"
Selecting and Narrowing Down a Subject
Determining Credibility and Appropriateness of Secondary Sources
Choosing Organization Strategies
Refining the Introduction and Conclusion
Background Narrative on "Excursion into Neverland: The Importance of the Edenic World in Peter and Wendy and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
Choosing a Subject
Organizing the Comparative Essay
Writing the Essay
Background Narrative on "Love and Money in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility: A Comparison of Novel and Film"
Choosing a Subject
Comparing a Film Version and the Original Text
Final Tips
Advice for Essay Examinations
Avoiding Plagiarism
A Brief Guide to Documenting Sources
Grammar, Punctuation, and Style
Index of Authors and Works
Index of Terms
Acknowledgements

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