LITERATURE:: READING, REACTING, WRITING, First Canadian Edition

Paperback | February 15, 2003

byCandace Fertile, Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

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This comprehensive introduction to literature includes classic, contemporary, and Canadian works of fiction, poetry, and drama. Useful pedagogy provides students with the tools they need to read, react, and write in concert with literature.

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This comprehensive introduction to literature includes classic, contemporary, and Canadian works of fiction, poetry, and drama. Useful pedagogy provides students with the tools they need to read, react, and write in concert with literature.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.25 × 6.38 × 1.63 inPublished:February 15, 2003Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176225064

ISBN - 13:9780176225063

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1. Understanding Literature What Is Literature; Imaginative Literature; Conventional Themes; The Literary Canon; Luisa Valenzuela, "All about Suicide"; Wole Soyinka, "Telephone Conversation"; Thinking Critically; Interpreting Literature; Evaluating Literature; The Function of Literary Criticism; Checklist: Evaluating Literary Criticism 2. Reading and Writing About Literature Reading Literature; Previewing; Highlighting; Checklist: Using Highlighting Symbols; Earle Birney, "Bushed"; Annotating; Writing About Literature; Planning an Essay; Considering Your Audience; Understanding Your Purpose; Writing to Respond; Writing to Interpret; Writing to Evaluate; Choosing a Topic; Finding Something to Say; Brainstorming; Keeping a Journal; Seeing Connections; Listing; Deciding on a Thesis; Preparing an Outline; Drafting an Essay; Revising and Editing an Essay; Strategies for Revision; The Revision Process; Thesis Statement; Support; Topic Sentences; Introductions and Conclusions; Sentences and Words; Using and Documenting Sources; Checklist: Using Sources; Editing; Editing Checklist: Conventions of Writing About Literature; Fiction 3. Reading and Writing About Fiction Understanding Fiction; The Short Story; Reading Fiction; Active Reading; Madeleine Thien, "Simple Recipes"; Previewing; Highlighting and Annotating; Writing About Fiction; Planning an Essay; Choosing a Topic; Finding Something to Say; Brainstorming; Seeing Connections; Listing; Deciding on a Thesis; Preparing an Outline; Drafting an Essay; Student Paper: "Symbols in Simple Recipes," (First Draft); First Draft: Commentary; Revising and Editing an Essay; Student Paper: "Symbols in Simple Recipes," (Second Draft); Second Draft: Commentary; Student Paper: "Symbols in Simple Recipes," (Final Draft); Final Draft: Commentary 4. Plot Conflict; Stages of Plot; Order and Sequence; A Final Note; Checklist: Writing About Plot; Kate Chopin, "The Story of an Hour"; Reading and Reacting; Nadine Gordimer, "Once upon a Time"; Reading and Reacting; William Faulkner, "A Rose for Emily"; Reading and Reacting; Writing Suggestions: Plot 5. Character Round and Flat Characters; Dynamic and Static Characters Motivation; Checklist: Writing About Character; John Updike, "A& P"; Reading and Reacting; Katherine Mansfield, "Miss Brill"; Reading and Reacting; Timothy Findley, "Stones"; Reading and Reacting; Jane Rule, "Inland Passage"; Reading and Reacting; Writing Suggestions: Character 6. Setting Historical Setting; Geographical Setting; Physical Setting; Checklist: Writing About Setting; Sinclair Ross, "A Field of Wheat"; Reading and Reacting; Tillie Olsen, "I Stand Here Ironing"; Reading and Reacting; Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wall-Paper"; Reading and Reacting; Writing Suggestions: Setting 7. Point of View First-Person Narrator; Unreliable Narrators; Third-Person Narrator; Omniscient; Limited Omniscient; Objective; Selecting An Appropriate Point of View; Limited Omniscient Point of View; First-Person Point of View, (Child); First-Person Point of View, (Adult); Omniscient Point of View; Objective Point of View; Selecting an Appropriate Point of View: Review; Checklist: Writing About Point of View; Thomas King, "Borders"; Reading and Reacting; Edgar Allan Poe, "The Cask of Amontillado"; Reading and Reacting; William Faulkner, "Barn Burning"; Reading and Reacting; Margaret Laurence, "The Loons"; Writing Suggestions: Point of View 8. Style, Tone, and Language Level of Diction; Formal Diction; Informal Diction; Imagery and Figurative Language; Imagery; Figurative Language; A Final Note; Checklist: Writing About Style, Tone, and Language; James Joyce, "Araby"; Reading and Reacting; Ernest Hemingway, "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"; Reading and Reacting; Flannery O''''''''Connor, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"; Reading and Reacting; Sheila Watson, "Antigone"; Reading