Connections Literature for Composition

ISBN-10: 0618481141

ISBN-13: 9780618481149

Edition: 2008

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This innovative thematic anthology helps students make connections among works of literature from different eras and cultures; works of literature and life experiences; works of literature and works of art, as well as other visual images; and different genres and themes. With more than 150 literary selections, Connections presents a diverse mix of classic, modern, and contemporary voices spanning cultures and genres. Arranged around six timely and timeless themes, the selections are relevant and thought provoking to students. Collectively these thematic clusters form a coherent, yet flexible, "Literary Exploration of Human Nature," including: (1) obedience and rebellion; (2) love and lust; (3) honesty and deception; (4) vengeance and forgiveness; (5) industry and indulgence; and (6) greed, gluttony, and generosity. Each of the six thematic sections concludes by focusing on "Common Characters" that students will recognize: Icarus, Don Juan, the Trickster, the Prodigal Son, the Rags-to-Riches Figure, and the Gambler.
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List price: $149.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 9/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1504
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.794

Toby Miller is a British-Australian-US interdisciplinary social scientist. He is the author and editor of over 30 books, has published essays in more than 100 journals and edited collections, and is a frequent guest commentator on television and radio programs. His teaching and research cover the media, sports, labor, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy, as well as the success of Hollywood overseas and the adverse effects of electronic waste. Miller's work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, German, Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese. He has been Media Scholar in Residence at Sarai, the Centrefor the Study of Developing Societies in India, Becker Lecturer at the University of Iowa, a Queensland Smart Returns Fellow in Australia, Honorary Professor at the Center for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, CanWest Visiting Fellow at the Alberta Global Forum in Canada, and an International Research collaborator at the Centre for Cultural Research in Australia.

Reading, Writing, and Argument
Reading Literature Thinking Critically about Human Nature Animal Nature
Reading Allegories Mark Twain, "A Fable" The Nature of Reading Nikki Giovanni, "Woman"
Writing about Literature Why Write?
What Do I Know?
Audience Getting Started The Reading Journal Outlining, Brainstorming, and Freewriting Annotating and Questioning a Text Illustration of Prewriting
Collette's "The Other Wife" Colette, "The Other Wife" (Translated by Matthew Ward) The Drafting Process The First Rough Draft The Next Drafts Evidence Elements of the Final Draft
A Checklist
Constructing an Argument Matters of Opinion Evidence
The Burden of Proof Audience Interpretation Organization and Coherence Persuasion Tone
Reading and Writing about Literary Genres
Reading and Writing about Fiction Elements of Fiction Point of View Plot Character Setting Theme Student Essay on Jhumpa Lahiri's
"This Blessed House"
"This Blessed House"
"An Ironic Blessing"
Reading and Writing about Poetry What Is a Poem?
Words into Lines Ezra Pound
"In a Station of the Metro"
"The Altar" Verse, Rhyme, Assonance, and Alliteration Meter Form
"Farewell, Love"
"Yet I Do Marvel" Lyric, Epic, and Other Types
"Ballad of Birmingham"
"Ode on Solitude" Figurative Language Student Essay
"The Weary Blues"
"The Weary Blues"
"Movement and Change in 'The Weary Blues'"
Reading and Writing about Drama
A Brief History of Drama Elements of Drama Tragedy, Comedy, and Other Distinctions Student Essay
"Trifles: Susan Glaspell's Social Theater"
Reading and Writing about Essays
Types of Essays Analyzing Essays Student Essay on Sir Henry Taylor's
"On Secrecy"
"On Secrecy"
"Secrecy in the Information Age"
Reading and Writing about Film Characters Point of View and the Camera Mise-en-Sc?ne Editing Sound Films Adapted from Books Be Specific Student Essay
"Classic Casablanca"
Critical Strategies for Research
Critical Approaches to Literature
"To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"
A Formalist Approach to "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"
Historical Approaches to "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"
A Gender-Based Approach to "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"
A Psychological Approach to "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"
A Reader-Response Approach to "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"
Writing the Literary Research Paper
Getting Started What Is a Source?
Library Research Internet Sources Avoiding Plagiarism Citing Sources The Works Cited Page
A Step-by-Step Example of the Research Process Research Log and Prewriting Sources: Selected Criticism
"Life in the Iron-Mills"
Literary Contexts of "Life in the Iron-Mills"
The Censored and Uncensored Literary Lives of "Life in the Iron-Mills"
"Unnatural Unions": Picturesque Travel, Sexual Politics, and Working-Class Representation in "A Night under Ground" and "Life in the Iron-Mills"
Between Bodies of Knowledge There Is a Great Gulf Fixed: A Liberationalist Reading of Class and Gender in "Life in the Iron-Mills" Notes and Quotations Final Draft
Literary Explorations of Human Nature
Obedience and Rebellion Fiction
"The Lottery"
"The Guest" (Translated by Justin O'Brien)
"A & P"
"Rules of the Game"
"Stop That Girl" Poetry
"Goblin Market"
"The Charge of the Light Brigade"
"Much Madness is divinest Sense--" (435)
"Dulce et Decorum Est"
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
"The Unknown Citizen"
"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"
"Marriage" Drama
Death and the King's Horseman Essays
"Civil Disobedience"
"Shooting an Elephant"
"Take the Cannoli"
CONSIDERING Art: Obedience and Rebellion
COMMON Characters: Icarus Robert Graves
The Greek Myths Ovid, from Metamorphoses
"A Great Adventure"
"Mus?e Des Beaux Arts"
"Amelia" (song lyric from Hejira)
"Icarus on Fire Island"
"Failing and Flying" Considering Art: Icarus
Love and Lust Fiction
"The Dead"
"Kesa and Morito"
"The Tenant"
"Lust" Poetry
"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"
"The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd"
"My mistress's eyes are nothing like the sun" (Sonnet 130)
"My love is a fever longing still" (Sonnet 147)
"A Rapture"
"To His Coy Mistress"
"The Disappointment"
"And what is Love?
It is a doll dressed up"
"How do I Love Thee?
Let Me Count the Ways"
"Wild Nights--Wild Nights!" (249)
"What Lips My Lips Have Kissed"
"Two Bodies"
"Sex without Love"
"Courtship" Drama
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Essays
"The Birth of Love"
"On Marriage"
Considering Art: Love and Lust
Common Characters: Don Juan George Gordon
"Passion and Virtue: A Philosophical Tale"
"The Little Old Lady in Lavender Silk"
"A Story of Don Juan"
Considering Art: Don Juan
Honesty and Deception
"The Wife of His Youth"
"The Prophet's Hair"
"Another Evening at the Club"
"Jerry and Molly and Sam"
"Spring Storm"
"The Lie"
"When my love swears that she is made of truth" (Sonnet 138)
"Tell all the Truth but tell it slant" (1129)
"We Wear the Mask"
"At Tea"
"Theme for English B"
"The Mountain"
"The Escape"
"Sonnets for the Autobiographical Urban Dweller"
"Letter Home" Drama
The Importance of Being Earnest Essays Maxine Hong Kingston
"No Name Woman"
Considering Art: Honesty and Deception
Common Characters: The Trickster Figure Algonquin Folk Tale
"Manabozho, The Great Hare"
"Molly Whuppie"
"Little Girl and Buh Rabby"
"Brer Rabbit Meets a Tar Baby"
"The Pied Piper of Hamelin"
from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Considering Art: The Trickster Figure
Vengeance and Forgiveness
"The Cask of Amontillado"
"Roman Fever"
"Babylon Revisited"
"Her Three Days"
"On the Antler"
"Inspector Remorse"
"The Mower's Song"
"The Bubble: A Song"
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
"Mine Enemy is growing old" (1509)
"Fire and Ice"
"Since 1619"
"Mama Come Back"
"Minor Miracle"
"It All Comes Back"
Drama Euripedes, Medea
"On Revenge"
"Letter from Birmingham Jail"
Considering Art: Vengeance and Forgiveness
Common Characters: The Prodigal Son Luke
The Parable of the Lost Son James Baldwin
"Sonny's Blues"
"Everyday Use"
Considering Art: The Prodigal Son
Industry and Idleness
Fiction Washington Irving
"Rip Van Winkle: A Posthumous Writing of Diedrich Knickerbocker"
"Life in the Iron-Mills"
"Bartleby the Scrivener: A Tale of Wall-street"
"The Interview"
"Where I Work"
"The Thresher's Labour"
"The Woman's Labour: To Mr. Stephen Duck"
"Hay Making"
"The Solitary Reaper"
"Sparkles from the Wheel"
"The Tuft of Flowers"
"Toads" and "Toads Revisited"
"The Secretary Chant"
"What Work Is"
Drama Shakespeare
The First Part of Henry the Fourth Essays Virginia Woolf
"Professions for Women"
"Work and Its Contents"
Considering Art: Industry and Idleness
Common Characters: The Rags-to-Riches Figure
"Richard Cory"
"The Ruined Maid"
"Success Story"
Considering Art: The Rags-to-Riches Figure
Greed, Gluttony, and Generosity
"The Monkey's Paw"
"The Gift of the Magi"
"The Rocking Horse Winner"
"The Rich Brother"
"In the American Society"
"The World Is Too Much with Us"
"Le D?ner"
"This Is Just to Say"
"Our Daily Bread"
"The Beggars"
"The Greed That Is Not Greed"
"You Can't Have It All"
"C'mon Pigs of Western Civilization Eat More Grease"
"The Bear at the Dump"
Drama Moli?re
The Miser
"Of Avarice"
"Young Hunger"
"The Little Virtues"
Considering Art: Greed, Gluttony, and Generosity
Common Characters: The Gambler Charles Baudelaire
"The Gamblers"
"Days of Me"
"Raspberry Sun (Fleur)"
Considering Art: The Gambler
Index of Terms
Index of Authors, and Titles
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