Literature: the Human Experience Reading and Writing

ISBN-10: 0312556446

ISBN-13: 9780312556440

Edition: 10th 2010

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Literature: The Human Experienceis based on a simple premise: All students can and will connect with literature if the works they read are engaging, exciting, and relevant. Accordingly, every edition of this classroom favorite has featured a broad range of enticing stories, poems, plays, and essays that explore timeless, ever-resonant themes: innocence and experience, conformity and rebellion, culture and identity, love and hate, and the presence of death. The affordable new edition, with a new co-author, freshens the successful formula with an infusion of contemporary literature and a more focused approach to making connections across time and cultures between literature and life.
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List price: $54.99
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1504
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.926
Language: English

Preface for Instructors
Responding to Literature
Emily Dickinson, There Is No Frigate Like A Book
Why We Read Literature
Reading Actively
Reading and Thinking Critically
Reading Fiction
The Methods of Fiction
Point of View
Exploring Fiction
Reading Poetry
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
Word Choice
Figurative Language
The Music of Poetry
Exploring Poetry
Annotating While You Read
Sonnet 29
How Annandale Went Out
Reading Drama
Stages and Staging
The Elements of Drama
Dramatic Irony
Plot and Conflict
Exploring Drama
Reading Nonfiction
Types of Nonfiction
Narrative Nonfiction
Descriptive Nonfiction
Expository Nonfiction
Argumentative Nonfiction
Analyzing Nonfiction
The Thesis
Structure and Detail
Style and Tone
Exploring Nonfiction
Writing About Literature
Responding to Your Reading
Keeping a Journal
Exploring and Planning
Good Questions
Establishing a Working Thesis
Gathering Information
Organizing Information
Revising the Essay
Editing Your Draft
Selecting Strong Verbs
Eliminating Unnecessary Modifiers
Making Connections
Proofreading Your Draft
Some Common Writing Assignments
Comparison and Contrast
The Research Paper
An Annotated Student Research Paper
Some Matters of Form and Documentation
Brackets and Ellipses
Quotation Marks and Other Punctuation
Documenting Internet Sources
A Checklist for Writing about Literature
Innocence and Experience
Questions for Thinking and Writing
Young Goodman Brown (1804-1864)
Araby (1882-1941)
A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1925-1964)
The Lesson (1939-1995)
Girl (b. 1949)
The House on Mango Street (b. 1954)
Tiger Mending (b. 1969)
Connecting Stories: Learning on the Job
A & P (b. 1932)
The Perfect Hotspot (b. 1962)
The Chimney Sweeper (1757-1827)
The Lamb (1757-1827)
The Tyger (1757-1827)
The Garden of Love (1757-1827)
London (1757-1827)
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer (1795-1821)
My Last Duchess (1812-1889)
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain (1830-1886)
The Ruined Maid (1840-1928)
Spring and Fall (1844-1889)
When I Was One-and-Twenty (1859-1936)
Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff (1859-1936)
Leda and the Swan (1865-1939)
Birches (1874-1963)
The Road Not Taken (1874-1963)
In Just— (1894-1962)
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