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Perrine's Literature : Structure, Sound, and Sense

Perrine's Literature : Structure, Sound, and Sense - 10th edition

ISBN13: 978-1413033083

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Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2009
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Perrine's Literature : Structure, Sound, and Sense - 10TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1413033083

Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson

ISBN13: 978-1413033083
ISBN10: 1413033083
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 10TH 09
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

An authoritative bestseller for nearly 50 years, PERRINES LITERATURE: STRUCTURE, SOUND, AND SENSE continues to be an essential and highly effective introduction to literature for today's students. Written for students beginning a serious study of literature, the text introduces the fundamental elements of fiction, poetry, and drama in a concise and engaging way, addressing vital questions that other texts tend to ignore, such as Is some literature better? and How can it be evaluated? A remarkable selection of classic, modern, and contemporary readings serves to illustrate the elements of literature and ensure broad appeal to students of diverse backgrounds and interests. Now thoroughly updated with more than 100 new stories, poems, and plays by some of the finest authors of any era; the tenth edition remains true to Perrines' original vision while addressing the needs of a new generation of students.

Table of Contents

Preface. Writing About Literature. I. Why Write about Literature? II. For Whom Do You Write? III. Two Basic Approaches. IV. Choosing a Topic. V. Proving Your Point. VI. Writing the Paper. VII. Writing In-Class Essays or Essay Tests. VIII. Introducing ''ations (Q1-Q11). IX. Documentation. X. Stance and Style (S1-S6). XI. Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage: Common Problems. XII. Writing Samples. FICTION: THE ELEMENTS OF FICTION. 1. Reading the Story. Reviewing Chapter One. Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game. Tobias Wolff, Hunters in the Snow. Understanding and Evaluating Fiction. Suggestions for Writing. 2. Plot and Structure. Reviewing Chapter Two. Graham Greene, The Destructors. Alice Munro, How I Met My Husband. Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies. Suggestions for Writing. 3. Characterization. Reviewing Chapter Three. Alice Walker, Everyday Use. Katherine Mansfield, Miss Brill. Richard Wright, The Man Who Was Almost a Man. Suggestions for Writing. 4. Theme. Reviewing Chapter Four. Tim Gautreaux, Welding with Children. Anton Chekhov, The Darling. Translated by Constance Garnett. Eudora Welty, A Worn Path. Nadine Gordimer, Once upon a Time. Suggestions for Writing. 5. Point of View. Reviewing Chapter Five. Willa Cather, Paul''s Case. Shirley Jackson, The Lottery. Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall. Ernest Hemingway, Hills Like White Elephants. Suggestions for Writing. 6. Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy. Reviewing Chapter Six. D. H. Lawrence, The Rocking-Horse Winner. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown. Ursula Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Suggestions for Writing. 7. Humor and Irony. Reviewing Chapter Seven. Frank O''Connor, The Drunkard. Margaret Atwood, Rape Fantasies. Albert Camus, The Guest. Translated by Justin O''Brien. Suggestions for Writing. 8. Evaluating Fiction. Reviewing Chapter Eight. Exercise. Edith Wharton, Roman Fever. F. Scott Fitzgerald, A New Leaf. Suggestions for Writing. Three Featured Writers: James Joyce, Flannery O''Connor, and Joyce Carol Oates. Introduction. James Joyce. Araby. Eveline. The Boarding House. Flannery O''Connor. A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Everything That Rises Must Converge. Greenleaf. Joyce Carol Oates. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Life After High School. June Birthing. Suggestions for Writing. Stories for Further Reading. Chinua Achebe, Civil Peace. John Cheever, The Swimmer. Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour. William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily. Susan Glaspell, A Jury of Her Peers. Zora Neale Hurston, The Gilded Six-Bits. Henry James, The Real Thing. Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener. Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado. John Updike, A & P. POETRY: THE ELEMENTS OF POETRY. 1. What is Poetry?. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Eagle. William Shakespeare, Winter. Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est. REVIEWING CHAPTER ONE. UNDERSTANDING AND EVALUATING POETRY. William Shakespeare, Shall I compare thee to a summer''s day? Robert Hayden, The Whipping. Emily Dickinson, The last Night that She lived. Dudley Randall, Ballad of Birmingham. Gwendolyn Brooks, Kitchenette Building. William Carlos Williams, The Red Wheelbarrow. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Constantly risking absurdity. Langston Hughes, Suicide''s Note. A. E. Housman, Terence, this is stupid stuff. Archibald MacLeish, Ars Poetica. Suggestions for Writing. 2. Reading the Poem. Thomas Hardy, The Man He Killed. Philip Larkin, A Study of Reading Habits. A. E. Housman, Is my team plowing. REVIEWING CHAPTER TWO. John Donne, Break of Day. Emily Dickinson, There''s been a Death, in the Opposite House. Mari Evans, When in Rome. Philip Levine, Animals Are Passing from Our Lives. May Swenson,Question. Sylvia Plath, Mirror. William Blake, The Clod and the Pebble. Linda Pastan, Ethics. Adrienne Rich, Storm Warnings. Suggestions for Writing. 3. Denotation and Connotation. Emily Dickinson, There is no Frigate l
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