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Arguing Through Literature: A Thematic Anthology and Guide to Academic…

by Judith Ferster

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Part I: An Introduction to Reading and Writing Chapter 1: Reading Texts The Communications Triangle Kinds of Writing: Purpose, Audience, and Form Addressing the Public: Civic Writing Addressing Experts and Students: Academic Writing Addressing Self and World: Imaginative Literature The Plan of the Book Poetry Basho: Haiku Sylvia Plath: Cut James Wright: Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy''s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota Fiction Tobias Wolff: Powder Nonfiction Prose Pam Belluck: From Nuns Offer Clues to Alzheimer''s and Aging David A. Snowdon, Lydia H. Greiner, William R. Markesbery: From Linguistic Ability in Early Life and the Neuropathology of Alzheimer''s Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease: Findings from the Nun Study Chapter 2: The Writing Process Active Reading Invention Strategies: Starting with the Assignment Shaping an Argument in Writing Finding and Developing a Thesis Drafting Using Categories to Organize a Draft Supporting a Thesis with Evidence Introducing and Concluding Revising Editing for Style Proofreading Sample Student Paper, Zak Owen: Digging for Meaning Checklist for Improving Drafts Poetry Seamus Heaney: Digging Chapter 3: Kinds of Literature: The Major Genres Genre and Form Poetry Fiction Drama The Essay Connecting Genres Poetry Geoffrey Chaucer: From The "General Prologue" to The Canterbury Tales John Milton: From Paradise Lost Walt Whitman: From Song of Myself W.H. Auden: From September 1, 1939 Fiction John Updike: A & P Drama Christopher Graybill: Go Look Nonfiction Prose Bernard Cooper: The Fine Art of Sighing Christopher Knight: From What Exactly Can Art Heal? Wendy Hollway and Tony Jefferson: From Narrative, Discourse and the Unconscious: The Case of Tommy Part II: The Elements of Literature Chapter 4: Theme, Narrative and Plot, Setting, and Character Theme Narrative and Plot Writing about Narrative and Plot Setting Character Checklist on Plot in Imaginative Literature Checklist for Writing about Setting and Character Chapter 5: Point of View and Tone of Voice Point of View Sample Student Paper, Derrick White: How Do You See It? Tone in Imaginative Literature Fiction Jorge Luis Borges: The Shape of the Sword Jorge Luis Borges: The House of Asterion Poetry Charles Harper Webb: Tone of Voice W.S. Merwin: When the War Is Over Robert Browning: My Last Duchess Chapter 6: Word Choice, Figures of Speech, and Word Order Word Choice Meaning Levels of Diction Word Origins Figures of Speech The Sequence of Images Word Order Checklist for Writing about Word Choice Checklist for Writing about Figures of Speech Checklist for Writing about Grammar and Word Order (Syntax) Poetry Edna St. Vincent Millay: I Being Born a Woman and Distressed T.S. Elliot: From The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock William Blake: The Sick Rose Neil Young: From Love Is a Rose Team Austin: From Tube John Donne: Holy Sonnet 14, Batter my heart, three person''d God Robert Herrick: Delight in Disorder W.H. Auden: Musee des Beaux Arts Chapter 7: Sound Patterns, Line Breaks, and Poetic Meter Sound Patterns: Rhyme, Alliteration, Assonance, Consonance Line Breaks in Poetry Poetic Meter Writing about Sound Patterns, Line Breaks, and Poetic Meter Sample Student Paper, Kenji Takano: Designing a Poem A Closing Word Poetry From Old English Riddle Walt Whitman: From Song of Myself, Part 2 Michael Stipe: From It''s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) John Donne: The Sun Rising E.E. Cummings: l(a Robert Herrick: Upon a Child Robert Herrick: Epitaph Upon a Child That Died William Carlos Williams: Poem Walt Whitman: When I Heard the Learn''d Astronomer William Carlos Williams: The Dance Robert Frost: Design Robert Hayden: Those Winter Sundays Checklist for Writing about Word Music, Line Breaks in Poetry, and Poetic Meter Part III: Argument, Research, and Literature: Conversations among Different Kinds of Writing Chapter 8: Argument The Elements of Argument Claims Reasons and Evidence Claims, Reasons, and Evidence in Arguments about Literature Assumptions Assumptions in Arguments about Literature Qualifiers and Concessions Other Features of Academic Argument Research Context Form Style Checklist for finding Assumptions Checklist for a Descriptive Analysis of Academic Argument Sample Student Paper, Rami Al-Khalidi, Michael Cheng, Deborah Cooper, Susan O''Quinn: A Comparative Analysis of Two Academic Arguments Nonfiction Prose Carol Gilligan and Jane Attanucci: From Two Moral Orientations: Gender Differences and Similarities Daniel F. Kripke, Lawrence Garfinkel, Deborah L. Wingard, Melville R. Klauber, and Matthew R. Marler: From Mortality Associated with Sleep Duration and Insomnia Andrew Scott: From Henry George, Henry Adams, and the Dominant American Ideology Nicholas J. Saunders: From Site Reading Chapter 9: Exploring Literature through Other Disciplines Interpretive Frameworks in Academic Discourse Wilbur''s For C and Fraley and Shaver''s Airport Separations A More Extended Tracing of Parallels: Poe''s Cask of Amontillado and Goffman''s The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life Sample Student Paper, Lisa Rodrigues: Poe''s Old Literary Wine in New Sociological Bottles Poetry Richard Wilbur: For C Fiction Edgar Allan Poe: The Cask of Amontillado Nonfiction Prose R. Chris Fraley and Phillip R. Shaver: From Airport Separation: A Naturalistic Study of Adult Attachment Dynamics in Separating Couples Erving Goffman: From The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life Chapter 10: Using Research to Write about Literature Applying a Framework from Another Discipline to a Literary Text Reading the Assignment Choosing a Literary Work Deciding Which Disciplines to Investigate Doing Research Active Reading Writing the Paper Sample Student Paper, Tracy Greenwald: Learning to Be a Girl in David Kaplan''s "Doe Season" A Closing Word Checklist for Evaluating the Reliability of Print and Internet Sources Checklist for Evaluating Websites Checklist for Improving Drafts Fiction David Michael Kaplan: Doe Season Part IV: An Anthology of Readings Chapter 11: Body Introduction Poetry Anonymous: Swarthy smoke-blackened smiths Lucille Clifton: Homage to My Hips Emily Dickinson: (A Narrow Fellow in the Grass) John Donne: The Sun Rising Galway Kinnell: Rapture Sharon Olds: Letter to My Father from 40,000 Feet Sharon Olds: Waste Sonata Linda Pastan: Notes from the Delivery Room Marge Piercy: Belly Good Sappho: Pain Penetrates Richard Wilbur: A Late Aubade Frameworks: Looking at Shakespeare Through Medicine William Shakespeare: Sonnets 65, 72, 73 Hobart W. Walling: Life''s Brief Candle: A Shakespearan Guide to Death and Dying for Compassionate Physicians Fiction Margaret Atwood: Giving Birth Ralph Ellison: Battle Royal Louise Erdrich: Fleur Alice Munro: Boys and Girls Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart Drama Max Mitchell: Life Support Nonfiction Prose Anatole Broyard: Intoxicated by My Illness Cornel West: Black Sexuality: The Taboo Subject Chapter 12: Spirit Introduction Poetry Arrested Development: Fishin'' 4 Religion Ashvaghosha: The Legend of the Buddha Shakyamuni John Donne: Holy Sonnet 10: Death, Be Not Proud Thom Gunn: Memory Unsettled Hebrew Bible: Leviticus 19 Gerard Manley Hopkins: [As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Dragonflies Draw Flame] The King James Bible: Luke 10:25-37 The Generous Qur''an: Sura 89, The Dawn Dylan Thomas: A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London Walt Whitman:… (more)
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Part I: An Introduction to Reading and Writing Chapter 1: Reading Texts The Communications Triangle Kinds of Writing: Purpose, Audience, and Form Addressing the Public: Civic Writing Addressing Experts and Students: Academic Writing Addressing Self and World: Imaginative Literature The Plan of the Book Poetry Basho: Haiku Sylvia Plath: Cut James Wright: Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy''s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota Fiction Tobias Wolff: Powder Nonfiction Prose Pam Belluck: From Nuns Offer Clues to Alzheimer''s and Aging David A. Snowdon, Lydia H. Greiner, William R. Markesbery: From Linguistic Ability in Early Life and the Neuropathology of Alzheimer''s Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease: Findings from the Nun Study Chapter 2: The Writing Process Active Reading Invention Strategies: Starting with the Assignment Shaping an Argument in Writing Finding and Developing a Thesis Drafting Using Categories to Organize a Draft Supporting a Thesis with Evidence Introducing and Concluding Revising Editing for Style Proofreading Sample Student Paper, Zak Owen: Digging for Meaning Checklist for Improving Drafts Poetry Seamus Heaney: Digging Chapter 3: Kinds of Literature: The Major Genres Genre and Form Poetry Fiction Drama The Essay Connecting Genres Poetry Geoffrey Chaucer: From The "General Prologue" to The Canterbury Tales John Milton: From Paradise Lost Walt Whitman: From Song of Myself W.H. Auden: From September 1, 1939 Fiction John Updike: A & P Drama Christopher Graybill: Go Look Nonfiction Prose Bernard Cooper: The Fine Art of Sighing Christopher Knight: From What Exactly Can Art Heal? Wendy Hollway and Tony Jefferson: From Narrative, Discourse and the Unconscious: The Case of Tommy Part II: The Elements of Literature Chapter 4: Theme, Narrative and Plot, Setting, and Character Theme Narrative and Plot Writing about Narrative and Plot Setting Character Checklist on Plot in Imaginative Literature Checklist for Writing about Setting and Character Chapter 5: Point of View and Tone of Voice Point of View Sample Student Paper, Derrick White: How Do You See It? Tone in Imaginative Literature Fiction Jorge Luis Borges: The Shape of the Sword Jorge Luis Borges: The House of Asterion Poetry Charles Harper Webb: Tone of Voice W.S. Merwin: When the War Is Over Robert Browning: My Last Duchess Chapter 6: Word Choice, Figures of Speech, and Word Order Word Choice Meaning Levels of Diction Word Origins Figures of Speech The Sequence of Images Word Order Checklist for Writing about Word Choice Checklist for Writing about Figures of Speech Checklist for Writing about Grammar and Word Order (Syntax) Poetry Edna St. Vincent Millay: I Being Born a Woman and Distressed T.S. Elliot: From The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock William Blake: The Sick Rose Neil Young: From Love Is a Rose Team Austin: From Tube John Donne: Holy Sonnet 14, Batter my heart, three person''d God Robert Herrick: Delight in Disorder W.H. Auden: Musee des Beaux Arts Chapter 7: Sound Patterns, Line Breaks, and Poetic Meter Sound Patterns: Rhyme, Alliteration, Assonance, Consonance Line Breaks in Poetry Poetic Meter Writing about Sound Patterns, Line Breaks, and Poetic Meter Sample Student Paper, Kenji Takano: Designing a Poem A Closing Word Poetry From Old English Riddle Walt Whitman: From Song of Myself, Part 2 Michael Stipe: From It''s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) John Donne: The Sun Rising E.E. Cummings: l(a Robert Herrick: Upon a Child Robert Herrick: Epitaph Upon a Child That Died William Carlos Williams: Poem Walt Whitman: When I Heard the Learn''d Astronomer William Carlos Williams: The Dance Robert Frost: Design Robert Hayden: Those Winter Sundays Checklist for Writing about Word Music, Line Breaks in Poetry, and Poetic Meter Part III: Argument, Research, and Literature: Conversations among Different Kinds of Writing Chapter 8: Argument The Elements of Argument Claims Reasons and Evidence Claims, Reasons, and Evidence in Arguments about Literature Assumptions Assumptions in Arguments about Literature Qualifiers and Concessions Other Features of Academic Argument Research Context Form Style Checklist for finding Assumptions Checklist for a Descriptive Analysis of Academic Argument Sample Student Paper, Rami Al-Khalidi, Michael Cheng, Deborah Cooper, Susan O''Quinn: A Comparative Analysis of Two Academic Arguments Nonfiction Prose Carol Gilligan and Jane Attanucci: From Two Moral Orientations: Gender Differences and Similarities Daniel F. Kripke, Lawrence Garfinkel, Deborah L. Wingard, Melville R. Klauber, and Matthew R. Marler: From Mortality Associated with Sleep Duration and Insomnia Andrew Scott: From Henry George, Henry Adams, and the Dominant American Ideology Nicholas J. Saunders: From Site Reading Chapter 9: Exploring Literature through Other Disciplines Interpretive Frameworks in Academic Discourse Wilbur''s For C and Fraley and Shaver''s Airport Separations A More Extended Tracing of Parallels: Poe''s Cask of Amontillado and Goffman''s The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life Sample Student Paper, Lisa Rodrigues: Poe''s Old Literary Wine in New Sociological Bottles Poetry Richard Wilbur: For C Fiction Edgar Allan Poe: The Cask of Amontillado Nonfiction Prose R. Chris Fraley and Phillip R. Shaver: From Airport Separation: A Naturalistic Study of Adult Attachment Dynamics in Separating Couples Erving Goffman: From The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life Chapter 10: Using Research to Write about Literature Applying a Framework from Another Discipline to a Literary Text Reading the Assignment Choosing a Literary Work Deciding Which Disciplines to Investigate Doing Research Active Reading Writing the Paper Sample Student Paper, Tracy Greenwald: Learning to Be a Girl in David Kaplan''s "Doe Season" A Closing Word Checklist for Evaluating the Reliability of Print and Internet Sources Checklist for Evaluating Websites Checklist for Improving Drafts Fiction David Michael Kaplan: Doe Season Part IV: An Anthology of Readings Chapter 11: Body Introduction Poetry Anonymous: Swarthy smoke-blackened smiths Lucille Clifton: Homage to My Hips Emily Dickinson: (A Narrow Fellow in the Grass) John Donne: The Sun Rising Galway Kinnell: Rapture Sharon Olds: Letter to My Father from 40,000 Feet Sharon Olds: Waste Sonata Linda Pastan: Notes from the Delivery Room Marge Piercy: Belly Good Sappho: Pain Penetrates Richard Wilbur: A Late Aubade Frameworks: Looking at Shakespeare Through Medicine William Shakespeare: Sonnets 65, 72, 73 Hobart W. Walling: Life''s Brief Candle: A Shakespearan Guide to Death and Dying for Compassionate Physicians Fiction Margaret Atwood: Giving Birth Ralph Ellison: Battle Royal Louise Erdrich: Fleur Alice Munro: Boys and Girls Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart Drama Max Mitchell: Life Support Nonfiction Prose Anatole Broyard: Intoxicated by My Illness Cornel West: Black Sexuality: The Taboo Subject Chapter 12: Spirit Introduction Poetry Arrested Development: Fishin'' 4 Religion Ashvaghosha: The Legend of the Buddha Shakyamuni John Donne: Holy Sonnet 10: Death, Be Not Proud Thom Gunn: Memory Unsettled Hebrew Bible: Leviticus 19 Gerard Manley Hopkins: [As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Dragonflies Draw Flame] The King James Bible: Luke 10:25-37 The Generous Qur''an: Sura 89, The Dawn Dylan Thomas: A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London Walt Whitman:

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