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Essential Literary Terms

Essential Literary Terms Author Sharon Hamilton
ISBN-10 0393283895
Release 2016-09-01
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Help your students get the most out of their literature course.



A Glossary of Literary Terms

A Glossary of Literary Terms Author M.H. Abrams
ISBN-10 9781285974514
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 448
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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Concise Handbook of Literary and Rhetorical Terms

Concise Handbook of Literary and Rhetorical Terms Author
ISBN-10 9780615271361
Release 2010
Pages 315
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Concise Handbook of Literary and Rhetorical Terms has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Concise Handbook of Literary and Rhetorical Terms also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Concise Handbook of Literary and Rhetorical Terms book for free.



Critical Theory Today

Critical Theory Today Author Lois Tyson
ISBN-10 9781317643234
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 488
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This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism. This new edition features: a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, globalization and the ‘end’ of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works updated and expanded bibliographies Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature.



Flight

Flight Author Sherman Alexie
ISBN-10 9781480457218
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 182
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From the National Book Award–winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the tale of a troubled boy’s trip through history. Half Native American and half Irish, fifteen-year-old “Zits” has spent much of his short life alternately abused and ignored as an orphan and ward of the foster care system. Ever since his mother died, he’s felt alienated from everyone, but, thanks to the alcoholic father whom he’s never met, especially disconnected from other Indians. After he runs away from his latest foster home, he makes a new friend. Handsome, charismatic, and eloquent, Justice soon persuades Zits to unleash his pain and anger on the uncaring world. But picking up a gun leads Zits on an unexpected time-traveling journey through several violent moments in American history, experiencing life as an FBI agent during the civil rights movement, a mute Indian boy during the Battle of Little Bighorn, a nineteenth-century Indian tracker, and a modern-day airplane pilot. When Zits finally returns to his own body, “he begins to understand what it means to be the hero, the villain and the victim. . . . Mr. Alexie succeeds yet again with his ability to pierce to the heart of matters, leaving this reader with tears in her eyes” (The New York Times Book Review). Sherman Alexie’s acclaimed novels have turned a spotlight on the unique experiences of modern-day Native Americans, and here, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian takes a bold new turn, combining magical realism with his singular humor and insight. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Sherman Alexie including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.



A New Handbook of Literary Terms

A New Handbook of Literary Terms Author David Mikics
ISBN-10 9780300164312
Release 2010
Pages 348
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A collection of literary terms and their definitions.



The Literary Terms Handbook

The Literary Terms Handbook Author Sunflower Education
ISBN-10 1937166112
Release 2011-07
Pages 100
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Literary terms are the building blocks of literature. Give students a firm grasp of them with this well thought out handbook that features an in-depth look at 29 literary terms. Each lesson follows an easy-to-use format: a definition of the term is followed by a discussion using two excellent examples in prose or poetry. Questions promote and ensure understanding. A writing exercise for each term provides an opportunity for application. Gives students the knowledge and experience to interpret literature with confidence Grades 9-12. Meets National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association Standards for the English Language Arts. 58 Pages of Activity Sheets Complete Answer Key Complete definition, description, examples, and exercises for the following literary terms: Allegory Alliteration Allusion Analogy Assonance Atmosphere Ballad Characterization Couplet Figurative Language Foreshadowing Imagery Inversion Irony Metaphor Meter Onomatopoeia Personification Plot (Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution) Point of View Refrain Rhyme Rhythm Simile Sonnet Style Symbolism Theme Tone



The Art of Literary Research

The Art of Literary Research Author Richard Daniel Altick
ISBN-10 0393962407
Release 1993
Pages 353
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Since The Art of Literary Research was first published in 1963, it has been the established guide to the purposes, methods, and pleasures of research in English and American literature. It is the essential companion for courses in bibliography and research techniques and for programs in independent study, advanced composition, and undergraduate honors.



Shakespeare s Daughters

Shakespeare   s Daughters Author Sharon Hamilton
ISBN-10 9780786480777
Release 2010-06-28
Pages 191
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The father-daughter relationship was one that Shakespeare explored again and again. His typical pattern featured a middle-aged or older man, usually a widower, with an adolescent daughter who had spent most of her life under her father’s control, protected in his house. The plays usually begin when the daughter is on the verge of womanhood and eager to assert her own identity and make her own decisions, especially in matters of the heart, even if it means going against her father’s wishes. This work considers Capulet in Romeo and Juliet as an inept father to Juliet and Prospero in The Tempest as an able mentor to Miranda; Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jessica in The Merchant of Venice and Desdemona in Othello as daughters who rebel against their fathers; Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, Lavinia in Titus Andronicus and Ophelia in Hamlet as daughters who acquiesce; Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew and Goneril and Regan in King Lear as daughters who cunningly play the good girl role; Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Viola in Twelfth Night and Rosalind in As You Like It as daughters who act in their fathers’ places; and Marina in Pericles, Perdita in The Winter’s Tale and Cordelia in Lear as daughters who forgive and heal.



The Norton Introduction to Literature

The Norton Introduction to Literature Author Kelly J Mays
ISBN-10 9780393938920
Release 2015-10-08
Pages 2080
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The Norton Introduction to Literature presents an engaging, balanced selection of literature to suit any course. Offering a thorough treatment of historical and critical context, the most comprehensive media package available, and a rich suite of tools to encourage close reading and thoughtful writing, the Shorter Twelfth Edition is unparalleled in its guidance of understanding, analyzing, and writing about literature.



The Norton Anthology of American Literature

The Norton Anthology of American Literature Author Robert S Levine
ISBN-10 9780393935714
Release 2017-01-04
Pages 1064
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The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision. The Ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have reenergized the volume across the centuries. Fresh scholarship, new authors—with an emphasis on contemporary writers—new topical clusters, and a new ebook make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool and an unmatched value for students.



The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms Author Chris Baldick
ISBN-10 9780198715443
Release 2015-04-29
Pages 448
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Contains a fully updated A-Z guide to over 1,200 definitions of terms from the fields of literary theory and criticism, rhetoric, versification and drama. Recommendations for further reading are included.



The Norton Anthology of Poetry

The Norton Anthology of Poetry Author Ferguson, Margaret
ISBN-10 9780393979206
Release 2004-12-07
Pages 2256
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The Fifth Edition retains the flexibility and breadth of selection that has defined this classic anthology, while improved and expanded editorial apparatus make it an even more useful teaching tool.



The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis

The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis Author Jane Piper Clendinning
ISBN-10 9780393600483
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 1008
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The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis is a complete package of theory and aural skills resources that covers every topic commonly taught in the undergraduate sequence. The package can be mixed and matched for every classroom, and with Norton’s new Know It? Show It! online pedagogy, students can watch video tutorials as they read the text, access formative online quizzes, and tackle workbook assignments in print or online. In its third edition, The Musician’s Guide retains the same student-friendly prose and emphasis on real music that has made it popular with professors and students alike.



The Youngest Doll

The Youngest Doll Author
ISBN-10 0803268742
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 169
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A gentle maiden aunt who has been victimized for years unexpectedly retaliates through her talent for making life-sized dolls filled with honey. “The Youngest Doll,” based on a family anecdote, is a stunning literary expression of Rosario Ferré’s feminist and social concerns. It is the premier story in a collection that was originally published in Spanish in 1976 as Papeles de Pandora and is now translated into English by the author. The daughter of a former governor of Puerto Rico, Ferré portrays women loosening the constraints that have bound them to a patriarchal culture. Anger takes creative rather than polemical form in ten stories that started Ferré on her way to becoming a leading woman writer in Latin America. The upper-middle-class women in The Youngest Doll, mostly married to macho men, rebel against their doll-like existence or retreat into fantasy, those without money or the right skin color are even more oppressed. In terms of power and influence, these women stand in the same relation to men as Puerto Rico itself does to the United States, and Ferré stretches artistic boundaries in writing about their situation. The stories, moving from the realistic to the nightmarish, are deeply, felt, full of irony and black humor, often experimental in form. The imagery is striking: an architect dreams about a beautiful bridge that “would open and close its arches like alligators making love”; a Mercedes Benz “shines in the dark like a chromium rhinoceros.” One story, “The Sleeping Beauty,” is a collage of letters, announcements, and photo captions that allows chilling conclusions to be drawn from what is not written. The collection includes Ferré’s discussion of “When Women Love Men,” a story about a prostitute and a society lady who unite in order to survive, and one that illustrates the woman writer’s “art of dissembling anger through irony.” In closing, she considers how her experience as a Latin American woman with ties to the United States has brought to her writing a dual cultural perspective.



The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

The Shallows  What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Author Nicholas Carr
ISBN-10 0393079368
Release 2011-06-06
Pages 256
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Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.



The Bet

The Bet Author Anton Chekhov
ISBN-10 9781787245112
Release 2018-03-06
Pages 18
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Would you go into voluntary solitary confinement for 15 years in order to get rich? And more importantly what would happen to you in the end? Our protagonist, the banker agrees to pay millions to a young lawyer who believes he can stay locked for 15 years in exchange for multimillion reward. The bet does go ahead, but what it leads to both surprises and frightens the banker.