Summary: This thematically organized anthology treats literature as a continually expanding commentary on our infinitely varied lives, helping to make the connection between literature and our own unique life stories. KEY TOPICS: Each of the anthology's themes-Family, Men and Women, Vulnerability, Freedom and Responsibility, Creativity, and Quest-progresses outward from reflections on the self to more universal issues. bull; Within each theme, the readings provide a unique combination of trad
itional and contemporary works that highlight the diverse cultures and perspectives of our world today. bull; This anthology takes a process-oriented approach to reading and interpreting literature demonstrating how natural it is to move from engagement with literature to response and then to interpretation and persuasive writing. MARKET: For those interested in an anthology that covers the writing process in Part I with a thematically organized anthology in Part II.
Summary: This thematically organized anthology treats literature as a continually expanding commentary on our infinitely varied lives, helping to make the connection between literature and our own unique life stories. KEY TOPICS: Each of the anthology's themes-Family, Men and Women, Vulnerability, Freedom and Responsibility, Creativity, and Quest-progresses outward from reflections on the self to more universal issues. bull; Within each theme, the readings provide a unique combination of traditional and contemporary works that highlight the diverse cultures and perspectives of our world today. bull; This anthology takes a process-oriented approach to reading and interpreting literature demonstrating how natural it is to move from engagement with literature to response and then to interpretation and persuasive writing. MARKET: For those interested in an anthology that covers the writing process in Part I with a thematically organized anthology in Part II. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:6TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Longman, Inc. Published: 08/14/2008 International: No
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Table of Contents: Preface. INTRODUCTION. Part One: Reading Literature. Critical Reading: Engagement, Response, and Analysis. Engaging with a Text: Annotation. Responding to a Text: The Reader's Journal. Analyzing a Text. Approaches: Author, Reader, & Text-Oriented Approaches. Essay. Style/Tone/Theme. Questions for Engagement, Response, and Analysis: Essays. Fiction. Point of View/Setting/Style/Character/Plot/Theme. Questions for Engagement, Response, and Analysis: Short Stories. Poetry. Situation and Speaker/Structure and Sound/Style/Theme. Questions for Engagement, Response, and Analysis: Poetry. Drama. Dialogue and Stage Directions/Setting/Style/ Character/Plot/Theme. Questions for Engagement, Response, and Analysis: Drama. Part Two: Writing about Literature. Critical Writing: Argument. Steps for Writing Arguments about Literature. Step One: Establishing Purpose and Audience. Modes/Debatable Topics/Audience. Step Two: Generating a Working Thesis. Re-Read/Pre-Writing Strategies/Clustering & Listing/Honing the Thesis. Step Three: Gathering Evidence. Primary Source Evidence/Secondary Source Evidence/Evaluating Secondary Source Materials. Step Four: Drafting, Revising, and Editing. Writing the Introduction/Body Paragraphs and Making Transistions/ Concluding Well/Integrating Source Evidence Avoiding Common Pitfalls at Drafting Stage. Revising and Editing/Sample Student Paper. THEMATIC ANTHOLOGY. Family. Writing about Family. Essays. Joan Didion, On Going Home. Bill Cosby, from Fatherhood.** Frances Mayes, Bramare: (Archaic) To Yearn For. Fiction. Carson McCullers, A Domestic Dilemma. James Baldwin, Sonny's Blues. Truman Capote, A Christmas Memory. Joyce Carol Oates, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?** Sherman Alexie, Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play the Star Spangled Banner. Poetry. William Butler Yeats, A Prayer for My Daughter. Theodore Roethke, My Papa's Waltz. Gwendolyn Brooks, The Mother. Sylvia Plath: Daddy.** Luis Omar Salinas, My Father Is a Simple Man. Nikki Giovanni, Nikki-Rosa. Li-Young L
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