In addition to being an experienced teacher, Meyer is a highly regarded literary scholar.Clearly, literary reputations and what is valued as great literature change over time and in the eyes of readers. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature is a bestseller for a reason: It brings literature to life for students, helping to make them lifelong readers, better writers, and more critical thinkers in any path they choose. In short order, the conversation turns to appetites. Literature allows us to move beyond the inevitable boundaries of our own lives and culture because it introduces us to people different from ourselves, places remote from our neighborhoods, and times other than our own. A good deal more could be said about the numbing fear that undercuts the affection for nature at the beginning of this poem, but the point here is that imaginative literature gives us not so much the full, factual proportions of the world as some of its experiences and meanings. There is plenty of support for students, with a dozen chapters of critical reading and writing support, helpful sample close readings, writing assignments, and student papers in MLA style. In the poem there is both a fascination with and a horror of what might be called snakehood; this combination of feelings has been coiled in most of us since Adam and Eve. More than 2, assignments offer more occasions for writing than any other comparable anthology. This development has not occurred without its urgent advocates or passionate dissenters.
Features Poems your students will want to read. Once the requirements for your degree are completed, what ultimately matters are not the courses listed on your transcript but the sensibilities and habits of mind that you bring to your work, friends, family, and, indeed, the rest of your life.
With six thorough chapters dedicated to writing, this book includes over a dozen examples of excellent student writing, hundreds of writing prompts that include connections questions and creative assignments, and a thorough glossary of literary terms.
Human emotions speak a universal language regardless of when or where a work was written. Does it include songs and stories that were not written down until many years after they were recited?
Hence, a reader of Mark Twain and Stephen Crane is now just as likely to encounter Kate Chopin in a literary anthology.
Many options for teaching include chapters on the literary elements that help students understand, read, and write about literature.Leaner and more focused on critical reading and writing than its predecessor, Poetry: An Introduction, Thinking and Writing about Poetry is both a smartly chosen anthology of poetry and an effective writing about literature text. An effective literary work may seem to speak directly to us, especially if we are ripe for it. What could be more lastingly practical as well as satisfying? In short order, the conversation turns to appetites. One of the purposes of a college introduction to literature class is to cultivate the analytic skills necessary for reading well. In fact, national best-seller lists much less often include collections of stories, poems, or plays than they do cookbooks and, not surprisingly, diet books. The civil rights movement sensitized literary critics to the political, moral, and aesthetic necessity of rediscovering African American literature, and more recently Asian and Hispanic writers have been making their way into the canon. Sort of. New to This Edition 81 stories, poems, and plays representing canonical, multicultural, contemporary, and popular literature are new to this edition. Most of the people we meet are pretty much like ourselves, and what we can see of the world even in a lifetime is astonishingly limited. Literature allows us to move beyond the inevitable boundaries of our own lives and culture because it introduces us to people different from ourselves, places remote from our neighborhoods, and times other than our own. Hale reach their own conclusions. Until fairly recently, Chopin was mostly regarded as a minor local colorist of Louisiana life.