Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing

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The first three-genre introduction to literature text to address the changing canon is now the first to include a comprehensive guide for writing about literature-with full coverage of critical thinking, argument, and the writing process. Teachers themselves, Kirszner & Mandell take students through each step of the research and writing process, helping them to craft literary analyses and arguments and to understand that writing about literature is a process of discovery, examination, and debate. Combining the broadest selection of literature available with time-proven and class-tested instruction, LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING, Sixth Edition, remains the most useful and student-friendly introduction to literature text available.

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Contents

Understanding Literature
1
James Joyce
3
Robert Frost
8
Alberto Alvaro Rios
10
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
11
J Reading and Writing about Literature
15
Special treatment for writing about each genre Reading and Writing
16
Nikki Giovanni
21
Writing about Imagery
676
Figures of Speech
678
Sound
707
Alliteration and Assonance 777
717
Form
733
Q Symbol Allegory Allusion Myth
768
Myth
782
T S Eliot Journey of the Magi
788

Richard Wilbur
23
Edwin Arlington Robinson
25
FICTION
41
Nathaniel Hawthorne
44
William Carlos Williams
45
Reading and Writing about Fiction
52
First Draft
64
The Secret Lion Everything
76
Plot
77
Character
111
Q SETTING 746
147
Q Setting 746
195
Style Tone and Language
245
J Symbol and Allegory
286
T S Eliot
317
flj Theme
331
H Lawrence The RockingHorse Winner
348
Eudora Welty A Worn Path
361
Rick Bass The Fireman
368
Theme
382
J Joyce Carol Oatess Where Are You Going Where Have
384
Joyce Carol Oates When Characters from the Page Are Made Flesh
401
Topics for Further Research
424
Fiction for Further Reading
433
POETRY
545
William Shakespeare That time of year thou mayst in me behold
551
p Discovering Themes in Poetry
555
Yehuda Amichai My Father
561
Sylvia Plath Wreath for a Bridal
567
William Butler Yeats
570
Denise Levertov What Were They Like?
573
Reading and Writing about Poetry
578
A Comparison of Two Poems about
585
Digging For Memories Final Draft
594
Voice
599
The Tone of the Poem 6 7 7
611
Adam Zagajewski Try to Praise the Mutilated World 6 7 6
618
Percy Bysshe Shelley Ozymandias
624
Rachel Rose What We Heard about the Japanese
631
D Word Choice Word Order
636
Margaret Atwood The City Planners
647
Word Order
654
Imagery
662
A Casebook for Reading Research
794
Langston Hughes The Negro Speaks of Rivers
800
Langston Hughes I Too
807
Poetry for Further Reading
845
Gwendolyn Brooks We Real Cool
859
Emily Dickinson Faith is a fine invention
865
Paul Laurence Dunbar We Wear the Mask
871
Robert Frost Birches
877
Heat
883
Donald Justice School Letting Out
889
John Keats When I Have Fears
893
Sharon Olds The One Girl at the Boys Party
899
Henry Reed Naming of Parts
905
Louis Simpson A Shearling Coat 972
915
William Carlos Williams The Dance
922
DRAMA
929
Reading and Writing about Drama
958
First Draft
964
Plot
978
Alberto Alvaro Rfoss
983
Character
1051
Staging
1252
Q Theme
1315
A Casebook for Reading
1414
Tennessee Williams Authors Production Notes Preface to
1468
The Prison
1474
Catastrophe
1489
Lauras Gentleman Caller
1503
WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE
1511
Suggested Topics for ComparisonContrast Papers
1521
Writing a Character Analysis
1529
Q Writing a Research Paper
1535
Using Literary Criticism in Your Writing 7569
1569
New Historicism
1579
Writing Essay Exams about Literature 7590
1590
Credits
1599
Seamus Heaney Digging 580
1603
Ogden Nash The Lama 72 7
1605
Index of First Lines of Poetry 11
1614
Q THEME 7375
1617
Dialogue 7377
1636
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