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Writing About Literature

ISBN: 9780205230310 | 0205230318
Edition: 13th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pearson
Pub. Date: 10/24/2011

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KEY BENEFIT:  Writing about Literatureserves as a hands-on guide for writing about literature based on the author's years of experience.    KEY TOPICS:  Each chapter is set up as an essay assignment.  Introductory material explains the literary problem, a second section, ;Writing About, ; instructs people in how to analyze, prepare, and write the assignment-from reading and taking notes, to writing.  Concluding the chapter is an illustrative essay (15 total) showing how to approach the topic and begin writing about it.  Commentary follows each illustrative essay  Except for some generic topics like ;Plot and Structure, ; ;Point of View, ; and ;Character ; (which are applicable mainly for fiction and drama) alltopics relate to all 3 genres - fiction, poetry, and drama.      For anyone wanting to improve their ability to write cogently about literature.   

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