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Discovering the Many Worlds of Literature Literature for Composition

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ISBN-10: 0321102126

ISBN-13: 9780321102126

Edition: 2004

Authors: Stuart Hirschberg, Terry Hirschberg

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Key Benefit: This book provides an incredible variety of works of literature, organized by theme and genre, by authors from around the globe.Key Topics: This book helps individuals to learn to read and analyze works of literature, and exposes the reader to a wide variety of literature from around the world.Market: For anyone with an interest in great short works of literature, including both classic works such as Shakespeare's “Hamlet,” and contemporary cutting–edge works–including essays, short fiction, poems, and playsby authors from around the globe.
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Book details

List price: $90.40
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 7/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1120
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Reading and Writing About Literature
Reading Essays
The Personal Essay
Reading Critically
Reading for Ideas and Organization
Humor, Irony and Satire
Analyzing Essays
Guidelines for Annotating
Keeping a Reading Journal
Opening a Dialogue
Octavio Paz, "Fiesta."
Writing About Essays
Pre-Writing Techniques
Creating a Rough Draft
Revising Your Essay
Drawing on Additional Sources for Evidence
Electronic Sources
Sample Analytical Essay: "Fiestas Are a 'Time-Out' for Mexicans."
Reading Fiction
Evolution of the Short Story
Modern Fiction
Postmodernist Fiction
Analyzing a Work of Short Fiction
Nabil Gorgy, "Cairo Is a Small City."
Writing About Fiction
Using Paraphrases and Quotes as Evidence
Outlining Before Writing a Rough Draft
Sample Essay: "Two Different Worlds in Nabil Gorgy's 'Cairo Is a Small City'."
Reading Poetry
Differences Between Poetry and Prose
Kinds of Poetry
Analyzing Poetry
Ted Hughes, "Pike."
Writing About Poetry
Sample Essay: "An Encounter with the Irrational: An Explication of Ted Hughes's 'Pike'."
Reading Drama
Dramatic Structure
Origins of Western Drama
Conflict as Dramatic Device
Watching Versus Reading Dramas
Analyzing Drama
Betty Keller, Tea Party
Contextual Elements
Writing About Drama
Free Writing
Developing a Thesis
Sample Essay: "The 'Unattended' Tea Party."
Topics for Literary Analysis
Writing About Characterization and Setting
Characterization in Short Fiction
Setting in Short Fiction
Characterization and Setting in Poetry