Perrine's Literature Structure, Sound, and Sense

ISBN-10: 1413033083
ISBN-13: 9781413033083
Edition: 10th 2009 (Revised)
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List price: $132.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 3/3/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1744
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.476
Language: English

An authoritative bestseller for nearly 50 years, PERRINES LITERATURE: STRUCTURE, SOUND, AND SENSE continues to be an essential and highly effective introduction to literature for todays students. Written for students beginning a serious study of literature, the text introduces the fundamental elements of fiction, poetry, and drama in a concise and engaging way, addressing vital questions that other texts tend to ignore, such as Is some literature better? and How can it be evaluated? A remarkable selection of classic, modern, and contemporary readings serves to illustrate the elements of literature and ensure broad appeal to students of diverse backgrounds and interests. Now thoroughly updated with more than 100 new stories, poems, and plays by some of the finest authors of any era, the tenth edition remains true to Perrines original vision while addressing the needs of a new generation of students.

Thomas R. Arp received a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan (1954) and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to Stanford University. In 1955-1956, he produced educational television for the University of Michigan. He received an M.A. from Stanford University in 1960 and a Ph.D. from Stanford in 1962. He has taught at Bowdoin College, Princeton University, University of California at Berkeley, Hull University (England), and Southern Methodist University. Macmillan published his volume, THE FORM OF POETRY, in 1966, and he received a Fulbright lectureship at University of Bucharest (Romania) in 1969-1970. Arp joined Laurence Perrine in preparing revised editions of SOUND AND SENSE, STORY AND STRUCTURE, and LITERATURE: STRUCTURE, SOUND, AND SENSE beginning in 1982. He became sole author of the books in 1997, and was joined by Greg Johnson in 2002.

Preface
Writing About Literature
Why Write about Literature?
For Whom Do You Write?
Two Basic Approaches
Choosing a Topic
Proving Your Point
Writing the Paper
Writing In-Class Essays or Essay Tests
Introducing Quotations (Q1-Q11)
Documentation
Stance and Style (S1-S6)
Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage: Common Problems
Writing Samples
Fiction: The Elements of Fiction
Reading the Story
Reviewing Chapter One
The Most Dangerous Game
Hunters in the Snow
Understanding and Evaluating Fiction
Suggestions for Writing
Plot and Structure
Reviewing Chapter Two
The Destructors
How I Met My Husband
Interpreter of Maladies
Suggestions for Writing
Characterization
Reviewing Chapter Three
Everyday Use
Miss Brill
The Man Who Was Almost a Man
Suggestions for Writing
Theme
Reviewing Chapter Four
Welding with Children
The Darling
Translated by Constance Garnett
A Worn Path
Once upon a Time
Suggestions for Writing
Point of View
Reviewing Chapter Five
Paul''s Case
The Lottery
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Hills Like White Elephants
Suggestions for Writing
Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy
Reviewing Chapter Six
The Rocking-Horse Winner
Young Goodman Brown
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Translated by Gregory Rabassa
Suggestions for Writing
Humor and Irony
Reviewing Chapter Seven
The Drunkard
Rape Fantasies
The Guest
Translated by Justin O''Brien
Suggestions for Writing
Evaluating Fiction
Reviewing Chapter Eight
Exercise
Roman Fever
A New Leaf
Suggestions for Writing
Three Featured Writers
Introduction
James Joyce
Araby
Eveline
The Boarding House
Flannery O''Connor
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Everything That Rises Must Converge
Greenleaf
Joyce Carol Oates
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Life After High School
June Birthing
Suggestions for Writing
Stories for Further Reading
Civil Peace
The Swimmer
The Story of an Hour
A Rose for Emily
A Jury of Her Peers
The Gilded Six-Bits
The Real Thing
Bartleby the Scrivener
The Cask of Amontillado
A & P. Poetry: The Elements of Poetry
What is Poetry?
The Eagle
Winter
Dulce et Decorum Est
Reviewing Chapter One
Understanding and Evaluating Poetry
Shall I compare thee to a summer''s day?
The Whipping
The last Night that She lived
Ballad of Birmingham
Kitchenette Building
The Red Wheelbarrow
Constantly risking absurdity
Suicide''s Note
Terence, this is stupid stuff
Ars Poetica
Suggestions for Writing
Reading the Poem
The Man He Killed
A Study of Reading Habits
Is my team plowing
Reviewing Chapter Two
Break of Day
There''s been a Death, in the Opposite House
When in Rome
Animals Are Passing from Our Lives
Question
Mirror
The Clod and the Pebble
Ethics
Storm Warnings
Suggestions for Writing
Denotation and Connotation
There is no Frigate l

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