Discovering Literature: Stories, Poems, Plays (2nd Edition)

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For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Introduction to Literature or Composition and Literature.More motivating and accessible than other anthologies,Discovering Literature helps instructors turn reluctant or nonreaders into enthusiastic, perceptive readers by helping them discover the richness and diversity of their literary heritage and the power of literature to illuminate and enhance their lives. The selections - 55 stories, 355 poems, and 21 plays - include a blend of classic favorites, contemporary pieces, and works representing authors from the mainstream as well as those from culturally diverse backgrounds. The text addresses the needs of today's students - through provocative discussions, an expanded canon, a variety of critical perspectives, juxtaposition of similar works by authors from different periods or traditions, and an exceptional "way in" to the classics. A variety of interactive pedagogic features engages students intellectually, emotionally, and imaginatively and elicits students' personal responses to the selections and validates their own writing.

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More motivating and accessible than other anthologies, Discovering Literature helps instructors turn reluctant or nonreaders into enthusiastic, perceptive readers by helping them discover the richness and diversity of their literary heritage and the power of literature to illuminate and enhance their lives. The selections -- 55 stories, 355 poems, and 21 plays -- include a blend of classic favorites, contemporary pieces, and works representing authors from the mainstream as well as those from culturally diverse backgrounds. The text addresses the needs of today's students -- through provocative discussions, an expanded canon, a variety of critical perspectives, juxtaposition of similar works by authors from different periods or traditions, and an exceptional "way in" to the classics. A variety of interactive pedagogic features engages students intellectually, emotionally, and imaginatively and elicits students' personal responses to the selections and validates their own writing.

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A Blair Press Book. In both apparatus and selections, it is the most reader-oriented of the major anothologies. Selection introductions provide essential context and analytical tools, while follow-up questions promote both close reading and personal response. This comprehensive literature anthology organized around the three major literary genres contains writing ideas and examples throughout, and a writing-about-literature section at the end of each chapter supplies writing suggestions, guides, and models. A substantial number of newer or less-traditional works are juxtaposed with classic favorites, all of which are distinctive and accessible.

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