Writing About Literature (9th Edition)

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Covering a wide range of literary topics, this classic textbook utilizes a process approach to writing that includes readings and sample essays. Each chapter begins with a discussion of an important literary topic - such as character, setting, and point of view. To relate this material to students' writing needs, each chapter concludes with guides to writing about the topic, followed by a sample essay, a brief analysis of that sample, and a list of special writing topics. Principles are illustrated by references to the twenty-nine stories, poems, and plays included throughout the book and in a special appendix.

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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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This book provides comprehensive discussions and sample papers for students who are writing about the elements of literature. Covering a wide range of literary topics, it utilizes a process approach to writing. All chapters contain discussions of important literary subjects—such as character, setting, and symbolism—followed by a guide to the necessary steps for students to produce good essays. The Ninth Edition maintains and strengthens the features that have brought this book such acclaim in previous editions, while expanding and enhancing both content and strategy.

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