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Exploring Literature: Writing and Arguing about Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay

Exploring Literature: Writing and Arguing about Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay - 4th edition

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Exploring Literature: Writing and Arguing about Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay - 4TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205640188

Frank Madden

ISBN13: 978-0205640188
ISBN10: 0205640184
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Publisher: Longman, Inc.

Published: 2009
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Exploring Literature Writing and Arguing About Fiction, Drama, Poetry and the Essay Fourth Edition Frank MaddenWith engaging selections, provocative themes, and comprehensive coverage of the writing process,Exploring Literaturecombines practical writing instruction with a carefully selected anthology of classic and contemporary literature from around the world. This new edition weaves critical thinking into every facet of its writing apparatus while guiding you through the process of crafting personal responses into persuasive arguments. The five opening chapters are dedicated to reading, writing, arguing, and researching about literature. Following the opening chapters is an anthology, divided into five thematically-arranged sections that include contextual case studies, writing prompts, and sample student essays to help you approach literature with a critical eye and write thoughtful essays.Exploring Literatureassembles stimulating literature and structured advice to create a valuable guide that will not only help you to write about literature, but to improve your writing and thinking processes in general.NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION A more unified, step-by-step presentation of the writing process in Parts I and II Additional discussion of argumentation and logical fallacies New anthology selections from contemporary and global writers such as Haruki Murakami, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, Gloria Naylor, Mary Oliver, and Robert Olen Butler New ''Connecting Through Comparison'' sub-theme clusters and over 50 new writing prompts throughout the anthology New feature, ''Using Research,'' provides research topic ideas at the close of each theme Fully integrated support for the MyLiteratureLab interactive learning system''The writing instruction is immediate. The anthology selections are superior. The hellip; ancillary materials (Making Connections, Making Arguments, quotation pages) [are] rich and varied.'' -Donna Townsend, Baker College

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New selections are indicated with asterisks. I. MAKING CONNECTIONS 1. Participation: Personal Response and Critical Thinking The Personal Dimension of Reading Literature Personal Response and Critical Thinking Writing to Learn Your First Response Checklist: Your First Response Keeping a Journal or Reading Log Double-Entry Journals and Logs The Social Nature of Learning: Collaboration Personal, Not Private Ourselves as Readers Different Kinds of Reading PETER MEINKE, Advice to My Son Making Connections with Literature Images of Ourselves Connecting Through Experience PAUL ZIMMER, Zimmer in Grade School Connecting Through Experience Culture, Experience, and Values Connecting Through Experience ROBERT HAYDEN, Those Winter Sundays Connecting Through Experience MARGE PIERCY, Barbie Doll Being in the Moment NEW YORK TIMES, ''Birmingham Bomb Kills 4'' DUDLEY RANDALL, Ballad of Birmingham Participating, Not Solving Using Our Imaginations The Whole and Its Parts 2. Communication: Writing a Response Essay The Response Essay Checklist: The Basics of a Response Essay Voice and Writing Voice and Response to Literature Connecting Through Experience COUNTEE CULLEN, Incident Writing to Describe Choosing Details Choosing Details from Literature Connecting Through Exper
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