Literary Experience

ISBN-10: 1428230505

ISBN-13: 9781428230507

Edition: 2009

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Description: Bruce Beiderwell and Jeff Wheeler know that studying literature can be intimidating because of the specialized terminology and categorization. Rather than focusing first on terms or definitions, THE LITERARY EXPERIENCE, ESSENTIAL EDITION helps you develop the skills that make literature accessible, organizing the book and beginning each discussion by asking the same questions that students really ask themselves when they read a text, questions like What is happening here? or Is there some other story that were supposed to know? With THE LITERARY EXPERIENCE, ESSENTIAL EDITION you will learn all of the literary terms you need to share your experience while you engage in the poems, stories, and plays themselves.

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Book details

List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Bruce Beiderwell completed his Ph.D. in 1985 and since then has taught a wide range of composition and literature courses. He has published articles and reviews on 19th century fiction and detective fiction. His book, POWER AND PUNISHMENT IN SCOTT'S NOVELS (University of Georgia Press, 1992), was nominated in 1993 for the McVities Prize, an award given to the best book of the year on a Scottish subject. Beiderwell is now director of UCLA Writing Programs.

Preface
Introduction to the Elements of Literature
How Do We Know What Terms to Use When We Talk about Our Experience with Literature? Developing a Flexible Critical Vocabulary
Critical Writing as Conversation
Critical Writing as an Extension of Reading. Langston Hughes, Harlem [poem]
Scene, Episode, and Plot
What Happened, and Why Do We Care? Edouard Boubat, Rendez-vous at the CafT La Vache Noire [image]
Incident, Scene, and Sequence
Experiencing Literature through Plot
Robert Pinsky, Poem with Lines in Any Order [poem]
Wislawa Szymborska, ABC [poem]
Episode, Impression, and Fragment
Claude Monet, Portal of Rouen Cathedral in Morning Light [image]
Experiencing Literature through Impression and Episode
Stephen Crane, An Episode of War [fiction]
Tension, Release, and Resolution
Multiple and Reflexive Plots
Memento [film]
A Note To Student Writers: Critical Reading and Understanding
Marge Piercy, Unlearning to not speak [poem]
Modeling Critical Analysis: Jamaica Kincaid, Girl [fiction]
Jamaica Kincaid, Girl [fiction]
Character
Who Is Involved, and Why Does It Matter? Building Character
Experiencing Literature through Character
Michael Chabon, from The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay [fiction]
Presenting Character
A Note To Student Writers: Leading Questions
Picturing Character
Experiencing Film and Literature through Character
Gone with the Wind [film]
Hattie McDaniel accepting her Academy Award at the Coconut Grove [image]
Rita Dove, Hattie McDaniel Arrives at the Coconut Grove [poem]
Feeling for Character
Experiencing Literature through Character
Cathy Song, Picture Bride [poem]
Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays [poem]
Character and Function
Judith Ortiz Cofer, My Father in the Navy: A Childhood Memory [poem]
Modeling Critical Analysis: Jamaica Kincaid, Girl [fiction]
Theme
What Does This Text Mean? Is There One Right Way to Read This Text? Theme and Thesis
Theme and Moral
Charles Perrault, Little Red Riding Hood [fiction]
James Thurber, The Girl and the Wolf [fiction]
Calvin Coolidge [image]
MGM Lion [image]
Girl Devoured by Wolf [fiction]
Experiencing Literature through Theme
Marge Piercy, A Work of Artifice [poem]
Multiple Themes in a Single Work
Experiencing Literature through Theme
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Wild Man of the Green Swamp [fiction]
When the Message Is Unwanted
Triumph of the Will [film]
A Note To Student Writers: Discovering What You Want to Say
Modeling Critical Analysis: Jamaica Kincaid, Girl [fiction]
Point of View
How Do We Know What We Know about What Happened? Perspective
Albrecht Dnrer, Working on Perspective [image]
Masaccio, Trinity [image]
Plan and elevation of Masaccio+s Trinity [image]
Dorothy Parker, Penelope [poem]
A Note To Student Writers: Distinguishing Author from Speaker
The Narrative Eye
Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog [image]
Caspar David Friedrich, Woman in the Morning Light [image]
Reliable and Unreliable Narrators
Third-Person Narrators
Charles Dickens, from A Christmas Carol [fiction]
First-Person Narrators
Experiencing Literature through Point of View
Wendell Berry, The Vacation [poem]
Film Focus and Angles
The Magnificent Ambersons [film]
Citizen Kane [film]
Trapped [film]
Nosferatu [film]
Henry Taylor, After a Movie [poem]
Experiencing Film through Point of View
Rear Window [film]
Shifting Perspectives
Stevie Smith, Not Waving but Drowning [poem]
Experiencing Literature through Perspective
Charles Sheeler, River Rouge Plant Stamping Press [image]
Philip Levine, Photography 2 [poem]
Frank X
Gaspar, It Is the Nature of the Wing [poem]
Modeling Critical Analysis: Robert Browning, My Last Duchess [poem]
Robert Browning, My Last Duchess [poem]
Setting
Where and When Does This Action Take Place? Why Does It Make a Difference? Place and Time
Greetings from Fargo postcard [image]
A Note To Student Writers: Descriptive Summaries
Experiencing Literature t
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