Wiley Guide to Writing Essays about Literature

ISBN-10: 1118571231
ISBN-13: 9781118571231
Edition: 2014
Authors: Headrick
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List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/27/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This outstanding practical guide to writing analytical essays on literature develops interpretive skills through focused exercises and modeled examples. The program is tailored to meet the specific needs of beginning undergraduates. Features unique, detailed guidance on paragraph structure Includes sample essays throughout to model each stage of the essay–writing process Focused exercises develop the techniques outlined in each chapter Dedicated checklists enable quick, accurate assessment by teachers and students Enhanced glossary with advice on usage added to core definitions

Preface
Acknowledgments
Audience and the Literary Analysis Essay
The Importance of Audience
The Audience for the Literary Analysis Essay
Exercise Set 1.1 Understanding Audience
Analytical Paragraphs
Initial Analysis
Analytical Paragraphs and Their Three Components
Claims
Identifying Claims
Evidence
Presenting Evidence
Analysis
Common Problems in Analytical Paragraphs
Awkward repetition
Confusion about what makes meaning
Working with Analytical Paragraphs
A sample analytical paragraph
Understanding Analytical Paragraphs
Creating Analytical Paragraphs
Integrating Quotations from Literary Texts
Guidelines for integrating quotations
Integrating Quotations
Theme
Defining Theme
Debating Theme
Debating with the text: agreeing and disagreeing with themes
Debating about texts: agreeing and disagreeing about themes
Identifying Themes
Identifying themes in drama and prose fiction
Identifying themes in poetry
Identifying complex themes
Effective Statements of Theme
A checklist for effective statements of theme
Identifying Statements of Theme
Argument Structure
The Difference between a Logical Sequence and a List
Sample outlines
Understanding Argument Structure
Organizational Paragraphs and Titles
Introductory paragraphs
Working with introductory paragraphs
Understanding Introductory Paragraphs
Transitional paragraphs
Working with transitional paragraphs
Understanding Transitional Paragraphs
Concluding paragraphs
Working with concluding paragraphs
Understanding Concluding Paragraphs
Titles
Understanding Tides
Types of Literary Analysis Essays
Close Readings
Passage Analysis Essays
Introductions to passage analysis essays
The structure of passage analysis essays
Working with passage analysis essays
Understanding Passage Analysis Essay Structure
Comparative Literary Analysis Essays
The purpose of comparative literary analysis essays
Introductions to comparative literary analysis essays
The structure of comparative literary analysis essays
Working with comparative literary analysis essays
Understanding Comparative Literary Analysis Essays
Literary Analysis Research Essays
Literary analysis research essays using critical sources
Introductions to literary analysis research essays using critical sources
Working with critical sources
Understanding the Use of Critical Sources
Literary analysis research essays using historical sources
Working with historical sources
Understanding the Use of Historical Sources
In-Class Essays
MLA Format
The Appearance of the Essay
Documentation: Works Cited List
Works cited entries: print sources
Works cited entries: online sources
Works cited entries: other non-print sources
Documentation: In-Text Citations
Formatting Quotations
Short quotations
Long quotations
Changing quotations
Sample Essays
A Literary Analysis Essay on a Short Story
A Literary Analysis Essay on a Poem
A Literary Analysis Essay on a Play
A Literary Analysis Essay on a Novel
A Literary Analysis Essay on a Film
A Passage Analysis Essay
A Comparative Literary Analysis Essay
A Literary Analysis Research Essay Using Critical Sources
A Literary Analysis Research Essay Using Historical Sources
"The Yellow Wallpaper," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Selected Exercise Answers
Glossary of Literary Terms
Structure and Mechanics: Marking Abbreviations for Instructors and Peer Evaluators
Titles
Introductory Paragraphs
Thesis Statements
Analytical Paragraphs
Integrating Quotations
Index
Structure and Mechanics Checklist

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