Writing Essays About Literature

Writing Essays About Literature

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This book gives students an answer to the question, qWhat does my professor want from this essay?q In lively, direct language, it explains the process of creating qa clearly-written argument, based on evidence, about the meaning, power, or structure of a literary work.q Using a single poem by William Carlos Williams as the basis for the process of writing a paper about a piece of literature, it walks students through the processes of reading, brainstorming, researching secondary sources, gathering evidence, and composing and editing the paper. It is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations. Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers.It will help you stage the argument that you will make in your essay. ... literary criticism that assumes you are on a a€œlast-name-onlya€ basis with major theorists of the last 2500 years, as if you were at boarding school or summer camp with them!

Title:Writing Essays About Literature
Author:Katherine O. Acheson
Publisher:Broadview Press - 2010-12-20


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