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Strategies for Reading and Arguing about Literature

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ISBN-10: 013093853X

ISBN-13: 9780130938534

Edition: 2007

Authors: Meg Morgan, Kim Stallings, Julie Townsend

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List price: $139.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 3/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Chapter Practices and Writing Assignment Suggestions
Introduction to Argument and Arguing about Literature
Text as Argument Argument as Text Why Argue about Anything?
Why We Can Argue about Literature What about Literature Is Arguable?
Turning In / Turning Out Why Should We Be Concerned about Argument?
What Is the Urgency that Prompts an Argument?
Who Are You Trying to Influence?
What Are Some Possible Audience Responses?
What are some barriers the audience may create to resist the argument?
What are some of the constraints within which you must work?
Selections Poem, We Real Cool, Gwendolyn Brooks Short Story, The Holocaust Party
Argument Structure and Strategies
Argument Structure Claims
Claim Qualifiers Evidence
Kinds of Support
Characteristics of Support
Warrants Backing Refutation
Chapter 2
A Curtain Up Review: The Laramie Project
Elyse Sommer Review
(Mostly) Harmless Theatre Production
The Laramie Project
Steve Callahan Essay
A Modest Proposal
Jonathan Swift
Part 2
Why Are You Reading
The Process(es) of reading for pleasure vs. reading for an academic assignment
Chapter 3
Whats Going on Here?
Annotation Skeleton Outline Summary
Chapter 3
Say I, Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti Short Story
Geoffrey Becker Poem
Call It Fear
The Welcome Table
Chapter 4
Happening Within The Reader?
Photo Collage Dialogue Identifying Patterns of Response
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
What is the framework for this text?
Personal Inventory Author Inventory
Cultural/Historical Inventory
Chapter 5
Part 3
Chapter 6
Turning In Making and Supporting Claims about Literature
Tools for Turning In: Deconstruction Repetition Opposition
Tools for Turning In: New Criticism Imagery and Symbolism
Similes and Metaphors Connotation and Denotation
Chapter 6