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A short guide to writing about literature

Barnet, Sylvan (author.). Cain, William E., 1952- (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780205118458
  • ISBN: 0205118453
  • Physical Description: print
    xxi, 384 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: Twellfth edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Pearson, 2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Writing about literature : a crash course -- The writer as reader : reading and responding -- The reader as writer : drafting and writing -- Two forms of criticism : explication and analysis -- Other kinds of writing about literature -- Literature, form, and meaning -- What is interpretation? -- What is evaluation? -- Writing about literature : an overview -- Writing about fiction : the world of the story -- Graphic fiction -- Writing about drama -- Writing about poetry -- Poems and pictures -- Writing about an author in depth -- Style and format -- Writing a research paper -- Appendix a. two stories -- Appendix b: how much do you know about citing sources? : a quiz with answers.
Summary, etc.: Part of Longman's successful Short Guide Series, A Short Guide to Writing about Literature emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature. The twelfth edition continues to offer students sound advice on how to become critical thinkers and enrich their reading response through accessible, step-by-step instruction. This highly respected text is ideal as a supplement to any course where writing about literature or literary studies is emphasized. Appendices include two stories that are the subjects of student essays in the book, a glossary of literary terms, and a quick review quiz. A wealth of student papers, including preliminary notes, drafts, and revisions of drafts appear throughout the book. Checklists on a variety of topics offer brief, effective guidelines.
Subject: English language -- Rhetoric -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Criticism -- Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Exposition (Rhetoric) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

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