Literature and the Writing Process

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Prentice Hall, Jun 1, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1179 pages
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Blending a complete writing about literature, a literature anthology, and a handbook into one, this unique volume guides readers through the allied processes of critical reading and writing-illustrating the use of writing as a way of studying literature, and providing readers with all the tools necessary to analyze literature on their own. The book promotes interactive learning by integrating writing instruction with the study of literature. The volume outlines the prewriting, writing, and rewriting processes, writing about short fiction, writing about structure, imagery and symbolism, point of view, setting and atmosphere, theme, writing about poetry, writing about drama, the editing process and features extensive anthologies of short fiction, poetry and drama. For those looking for a guide for the processes of analytical reading and writing.

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McMahan is a zoologist with a special interest in entomology. Her research specialty is termite biology, and her academic career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has included field research in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Australia, and India. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica.

Susan Day travelled around the world twice before she was seven years old. It was the sixties and the cheapest way to circumnavigate the globe was by cruise ship. It seemed only fitting that the wonderful events she experienced and the places she visited on these journeys be recorded for history. Thus, her story telling skills began. Firstly, to Rupert Bear, her lifelong companion, and then to a host of imaginary friends and finally to her pet dog once the family finally set down roots in Australia. From her Irish heritage she learnt how to tell a good story well and the importance of storytelling in the re-living of her family's past and present experiences. Her mother taught her that a good story should make people laugh then cry. But if you can make people cry with laughter then you've achieved something worthwhile. Susan lives with her dogs, in particular, Rocky the Border collie and Stella, the blind dog. She is a canine behaviourist by trade and spends her time writing and illustrating; training and counselling dogs and being bossed around by the family cat, Speed Bump Charlie.

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