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Literature for Composition Essays, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, Compact Edition

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ISBN-10: 0321107802

ISBN-13: 9780321107800

Edition: 6th 2003

Authors: Sylvan Barnet, William Burto, William E. Cain, Marcia Stubbs

List price: $102.80
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Literature for Composition, Compact Edition offers renowned coverage of writing, argument, and critical thinking in a brief and accessible format. While omitting the thematic anthology in the full version, the Compact Edition includes complete coverage of the writing process, three chapters devoted to argument, coverage of the literary elements and the study of visual images, and four case studies. A strong sampling of literary selections are integrated into every chapter. After preliminary chapters on getting ideas and thinking critically, readers encounter chapters devoted to the essay, fiction, drama, and poetry. Abundant material on research and the Internet provides up-to-date…    
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Book details

List price: $102.80
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface to Instructors
Letter to Students
Getting Started: from Response to Argument
The Writer as Reader
Reading and Responding
Ripe Figs,Kate Chopin
Reading as Re-Creation
Making Reasonable Inferences
Reading with Pen in Hand
Recording Your First Responses
Identifying Your Audience and Purpose
Your Turn: A Writing Assignment
Sample Essay by a Student: Ripening
The Argument Analyzed
Other Possibilities for Writing
The Reader as Writer
Developing a Thesis, Drafting and Writing an Argument
Pre-Writing: Getting Ideas
Annotating the Text
More About Getting Ideas: A Second Story by Kate Chopin
The Story of an Hour,Kate Chopin
Brainstorming for Ideas for Writing
Focused Free Writing
Listing
Asking Questions
Keeping a Journal
Arguing with Yourself: Critical Thinking
Arguing a Thesis
Drafting Your Argument
A Sample Draft by a Student:Ironies in an Hour
Revising an Argument
Outlining an Argument
Soliciting Peer Review
The Final Version of the Sample Essay:Ironies of Life in Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour.'
A Brief Overview of the Final Version
Writing with a Word Processor
Checklist: Writing with a Word Processor
Your Turn: Two Additional Stories by Kate Chopin
D�sir�e's Baby
The Storm
Note about Literary Evaluations
Reading Literature Closely: Explication
What Is Literature? Literature and Form
Form and Meaning
The Span of Life
Reading in Slow Motion
Explication
A Sample Explication:Harlem
Working Toward an Explication
Journal Entries
Sample Essay by a Student:Langston Hughes' `Harlem.'
Explication as Argument
Checklist: Drafting an Explication
Why Write? Purpose and Audience
Your Turn: Poems for Explication
Sonnet 73 ("That time of year thou mayst in me behold" )
On My First Son
London
Spellbound
I Ask My Mother to Sing
In Just-,e.e. cummings
Mus�e des Beaux Arts
If We Die
Ulysses,Alfred
Reading Literature Closely: Analysis
Analysis
Analyzing a Story from the Hebrew Bible:The Judgment of Solomon
The Judgment of Solomon
Analyzing the Story
Other Possible Topics for Analysis
Analyzing a Story from the New Testament:The Parable of the Prodigal Son
AHEADS =The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Comparison: An Analytic Tool
Sample Essay by a Student:Two New Women
Looking at the Essay
Checklist: Revising a Comparison
Evaluation in Explication and Analysis
Choosing a Topic and Developing a Thesis in an Analytic Paper
Analyzing a Story
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Working Toward a Thesis: Journal Entries
Developing the Thesis: List Notes
Sample Essay by a Student: Walter Mitty Is No Joke
Developing an Argument
Introductory Paragraphs
Middle Paragraphs
Concluding Paragraph