Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama - Hardcover

Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama - Hardcover

by Robert DiYanni




This hardcover edition of Robert DiYanni's Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama presents 55 stories; 334 poems; 16 plays and offers the refreshing New Voices of authors whose writing has never before appeared in an introductory text, in addition to classic works, eight Authors in Context, and an engaging Transformations chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072881844
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 07/18/2003
Pages: 1760
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.61(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

* signifies new work or sectionINTRODUCTION READING (AND WRITING ABOUT) LITERATURE Reading Literature Understanding Literature: Writing About Literature PART ONE: FICTION CHAPTER 1: READING STORIES Luke: The Prodigal Son The Experience of Fiction The Interpretation of Fiction The Evaluation of Fiction *Reading in Context John Updike A&P The Act of Reading Fiction Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour CHAPTER 2: TYPES OF SHORT FICTION Early Forms: Parable, Fable, and Tale Aesop, The Wolf and the Mastiff Petronius, The Widow of Ephesus The Short Story The Nonrealistic Story The Short Novel CHAPTER 3: THE ELEMENTS OF FICTION Plot and Structure Character Setting Point of View Language and Style Theme Irony and Symbol CHAPTER 4: WRITING ABOUT FICTION Reasons for Writing About Fiction Informal Ways of Writing About Fiction Annotation Katherine Anne Porter, Magic Freewriting Formal Ways of Writing About Fiction Student Papers on Fiction Questions for Writing about Fiction (and more...)

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