Summary: Part of Longman'39;s successful Short Guide Series,A Short Guide to Writing about Literature,11/e, emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature. The eleventh 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 s
Summary: Part of Longman'39;s successful Short Guide Series,A Short Guide to Writing about Literature,11/e, emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature. The eleventh 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:11TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Longman, Inc. Published: 03/07/2008 International: No
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LETTER TO STUDENTS xvii PART 1 Jumping In 1ndash;
WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE: A CRASH COURSE 3 The Pleasures of Readingndash;and of Writing about Literature 3 The Writing Process 5 . A Checklist of Basic Matters 9 2ndash;
THE WRITER AS READER: READING AND RESPONDING 10 Kate Chopin, ldquo;Ripe Figsrdquo; 10 The Act of Reading 11 Reading with a Pen in Hand 13 Recording Your First Responses 14 Audience and Purpose 15 A Writing Assignment on ldquo;Ripe Figsrdquo; 16 The Assignment 16 A Sample Essay: ldquo;Images of Ripening in Kate Chopinrsquo;s lsquo;Ripe Figsrsquo; rdquo; 16 The Studentrsquo;s Analysis Analyzed 18 Critical Thinking and the Study of Literature 19 3ndash;
THE READER AS WRITER: DRAFTING AND WRITING 21 Pre-writing: Getting Ideas 21 Annotating a Text 21 More about Getting Ideas: A Second Story by Kate Chopin, ldquo;The Story of an Hourrdquo; 22 Kate Chopin: ldquo;The Story of an Hourrdquo; 22 Brainstorming for Ideas for Writing 24 Focused Free Writing 25 Listing 26 Asking Questions 27 Keeping a Journal 28 Critical Thinking: Arguing with Yourself 29 Arriving at a Thesis and Arguing It 31 Writing a Draft 33 A Sample Draft: ldquo;Ironies in an Hourrdquo; 33 Revising a Draft 35 . A Checklist for Revising for Clarity 36 Two Ways of Outlining a Draft 37 . A Checklist for Reviewing a Revised Draft 38 Peer Review 39 The Final Version 41 Sample Essay: ldquo;Ironies of Life in Kate Chopinrsquo;s lsquo;The Story of an Hourrsquo; rdquo; 41 The Analysis Analyzed 43 Quick Review 44 From First Responses to Final Version: Writing an Essay about a Literary Work 44 4ndash;
TWO FORMS OF CRITICISM: EXPLICATION AND ANALYSIS 45 Explication 45 A Sample Explication: Langston Hughesrsquo;s ldquo;Harlemrdquo; 45 Working toward an Explication of ldquo;Harlemrdquo; 46 Some Journal Entries 48 The Final Draft: ldquo;Langston Hughesrsquo;s lsquo;Harlemrsquo; rdquo; 50 The Analysis Analyzed 51 &nb
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