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Writing about Literature serves as a hands-on guide for writing about literature, thus justifying the integration of literature and composition.  The reading of literature encourages students to think, and the use of literary topics gives instructors a viable way to combine writing and literary study.

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In this Eighth Edition of Writing About Literature, Roberts has kept and strengthened the features that have brought this textbook such acclaim in previous editions, while bringing other areas of both content and strategy through almost total revision. The text provides comprehensive discussions and sample papers for students who are writing about the elements of literature.

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Key Benefit: In its eighth edition, the author has kept and strengthened the features that have brought this book such acclaim in previous editions, while bringing other areas of both content and strategy through almost total revision. The book provides comprehensive discussions and sample papers for readers who are writing about the elements of literature. Key FEATURES: Special writing topics at the ends of chapters, offering helpful short notes to help readers think about and develop their own writing. Includes critical approaches that have proved important in twentieth-century literary studies.

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Book Description Longman, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: To the Instructor Chapter 1 Preliminary: The Process of Reading, Responding to, and Writing About Literature What Is Literature, and Why Do We Study It? Types of Literature: The Genres Reading Literature and Responding to It Actively GUY DE MAUPASSANT, The Necklace Reading and Responding in a Notebook or Computer File Writing Essays on Literary Topics The Goal of Writing: To Show a Process of Thought Three Major Stages in Thinking and Writing: Discovering Ideas, Making Initial Drafts, and Completing the Essay Discovering Ideas (Brainstorming) Assembling Materials and Beginning to Write Drafting Your Essay Writing a First Draft Developing an Outline The Use of References and Quotations in Writing About Literature Illustrative Essay (First Draft): How Setting in The Necklace Is Related to the Character of Mathilde Developing and Strengthening Your Essay Through Revision Checking Development and Organization Using Exact, Comprehensive, and Forceful Language Illustrative Essay (Revised Draft): How Maupassant Uses Setting in The Necklace to Show the Character of Mathilde Commentary on the Essay Essay Commentaries Special Topics for Studying and Discussing the Writing Process Chapter 2 Writing About a Close Reading: Analyzing Entire Short Poems or Selected Short Passages from Fiction, Longer Poems, and Plays The Purpose and Requirements of a Close-Reading Essay The Location of the Passage in a Longer Work Writing About the Close Reading of a Passage in a Prose Work, Drama, or Longer Poem Illustrative Essay: Reading a Passage in Mark TwainsLuck Commentary on the Essay Writing an Essay on the Close Reading of a Poem Illustrative Essay: A Close Reading of Thomas Hardys The Man He Killed Commentary on the Essay Special Topics for Studying and Discussing the Close Reading of Literary Works Chapter 3 Writing About Character: The People inLiterature Character Traits How Authors Disclose Character in Literature Types of Characters: Round and Flat Reality and Probability: Verisimilitude Writing About Character Illustrative Essay: The Character of Minnie Wright in Susan Glaspells Trifles Commentary on the Essay Special Topics for Studying and Discussing Character Chapter 4 Writing About Point of View: The Position or Stance of the Works Narrator or Speaker An Exercise in Point of View: Reporting an Accident Conditions That Affect Point of View Determining a Works Point of View Mingling Points of View Summary: Guidelines for Point of View Writing About Point of View Illustrative Essay: Bierces Control of Point of View in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Commentary on the Essay Special Topics for Studying and Discussing Point of View Chapter 5 Writing About Plot and Structure: The Development and Organization of Narrativesand Drama Plot: The Motivation and Causation of Narratives and Plays Writing About the Plot of a Story or Play Illustrative Essay (on Plot): Conflicting Values in Thomas Hardys The Three Strangers Commentary on the Essay Structure: The Organization of Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Formal Categories of Structure Formal and Actual Structure WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Sonnet 73: That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold Writing About Structure in Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Illustrative Essay (on Structure): Conflict and Suspense in Thomas HardysThe Three Strangers Commen. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0131540564

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