Reading & Writing about Literature: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay

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Edward Proffitt
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Jan 1, 1990 - Academic writing - 1030 pages
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Contents

READING LITERATURE
2
WRITING THE COLLEGE ESSAY
10
Sample Essay The Problem of Choice
21
FICTION
30
WRITING ON FICTION
39
Stories for Study and Writing Assignments
49
Plot and Situation
68
Characterization
98
Patterns of Sound
347
SYNTACTICAL PATTERNS
349
RHYME AND REASON
356
Poems for Study and Writing Assignments
364
Traditional Designs
373
OTHER FIXED FORMS
382
OPEN AND CLOSED
389
Poems for Study and Writing Assignments
396

Stories for Study and Writing Assignments
104
Chapters Narration and Point of View
121
Stories for Study and Writing Assignments
128
Mood Irony and Style
150
Setting and Symbolism
179
Pulling It All Together
208
POETRY
216
WRITING ON POETRY AT THE OUTSET
223
Voice Tone and Diction
234
TONE OF VOICE
239
WRITING ON THE PEOPLE IN POETRY
245
Setting Situation and Imagery
259
CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE
265
WRITING ON IMAGERY
271
Figuration Metaphor and Symbol
281
IMPLICIT AND EXTENDED METAPHOR
289
UNDERSTANDING FIGURATION
300
Poems for Study and Writing Assignments
307
Rhythm Meter and Scansion
316
DOS AND DONTS
331
Pulling It All Together
405
Their Range and Richness
411
ROBERT FROST
421
WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS
431
Anthology
442
Spring and Fall G M HOPKINS
476
How Soon Hath Time JOHN MILTON
489
Long Live the Weeds THEODORE ROETHKE
502
WHAT PLAYS ARE
528
THE ELEMENTS OF DRAMA
535
WRITING ON PLAYS
553
Plays for Study and Writing Assignments
563
LITERARINESS AND THE PROVINCE OF THE ESSAY
862
WRITING ON AND AFTER ESSAYS
882
Essays for Study and Writing Assignments
896
A Brief Guide to the Use and Documentation
968
Glossary
989
Alternate Groupings by Element Theme and Mode
1003
Index of Authors Titles and First Lines of Poems
1021
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