Literature for composition: essays, fiction, poetry, and drama

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Longman, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 789 pages
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Literature for Composition, Compact Edition offers renowned coverage of writing, argument, and critical thinking in a brief and accessible format. While omitting the thematic anthology in the full version, the Compact Edition includes complete coverage of the writing process, three chapters devoted to argument, coverage of the literary elements and the study of visual images, and four case studies. A strong sampling of literary selections are integrated into every chapter. After preliminary chapters on getting ideas and thinking critically, readers encounter chapters devoted to the essay, fiction, drama, and poetry. Abundant material on research and the Internet provides up-to-date instruction on evaluating, using, and citing electronic sources. A rich presentation of images supports an emphasis on visual learning and critical thinking. For those interested in the study and composition of literature.

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The Writer as Reader
chapter2 The Reader as Writer
Drafting Your Argument

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Barnet is former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University.

William E. Cain is Mary Jewitt Gaiser Professor of English at Wellesley College.

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