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How To Read Literature Like A Professor Revised Edition

Author: Thomas C. Foster
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780062301673
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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes—of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower—and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun. This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface, and a new epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

How To Read Literature Like A Professor For Kids

Author: Thomas C. Foster
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062200879
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In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot and other key techniques to make a story come to life. From that very first middle school book report to that first college course, kids need to be able to understand the layers of meaning in literature. Foster makes learning this important skill fun and exciting by using examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from short stories and poems to movie scripts. This go-to guide unlocks all the hidden secrets to reading, making it entertaining and satisfying.

How To Read Literature Like A Professor Revised

Author: Thomas C. Foster
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006234420X
Size: 70.61 MB
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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes—of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower—and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun. This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface, and a new epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

How To Read Poetry Like A Professor

Author: Thomas C. Foster
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006268406X
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From the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles. No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree—a line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history—and a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty and the powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge. Poetry demands more from readers—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually—than other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry because it filled our beloved children's books from Dr. Seuss to Robert Louis Stevenson. Eventually, our reading shifted to prose and later when we encountered poetry again, we had no recent experience to make it feel familiar. But reading poetry doesn’t need to be so overwhelming. In an entertaining and engaging voice, Thomas C. Foster shows readers how to overcome their fear of poetry and learn to enjoy it once more. From classic poets such as Shakespeare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Edna St. Vincent Millay to later poets such as E.E. Cummings, Billy Collins, and Seamus Heaney, How to Read Poetry Like a Professor examines a wide array of poems and teaches readers: How to read a poem to understand its primary meaning. The different technical elements of poetry such as meter, diction, rhyme, line structures, length, order, regularity, and how to learn to see these elements as allies rather than adversaries. How to listen for a poem’s secondary meaning by paying attention to the echoes that the language of poetry summons up. How to hear the music in poems—and the poetry in songs! With How to Read Poetry Like a Professor, readers can rediscover poetry and reap its many rewards.

On The Teaching And Writing Of History

Author: Bernard Bailyn
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874517200
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Bailyn, a professor at Harvard and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, writes of the impossibility of teaching history without bias, and that history itself is constantly open to new interpretations and viewpoints.

How To Read A Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476790159
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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

Understanding Literature

Author: Walter Kalaidjian
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618475094
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Understanding Literature is an innovative anthology and technology package representing the next generation of literary pedagogy for introduction to literature and literature for composition courses. Built on a balanced foundation of canonical and nontraditional reading selections, this text includes discussions of the formal literary elements—and integrates relevant and accessible coverage of contemporary criticism. This unique, integrated coverage of contemporary critical approaches offers students a richer, more engaging introduction to reading critically and writing about literature. Critical Perspectives offer concise, insightful discussions of how literary and cultural theories are used to explore meaning in literature. Casebooks, excerpts from classic and contemporary critical essays, and in-text discussions offer students critical perspectives on how literary theory can facilitate a deeper understanding of literary texts. Critical Perspectives can also be used as a springboard for class discussion and writing. In-depth treatment of Featured Writers in each section allows more focused study of a single writer. This feature includes multiple reading selections showing the range of the writer's work, more extensive biographical information, and additional materials on the CD-ROM and web site. Two unique interdisciplinary, multi-genre chapters ("The Beat Movement" and "Performative Poetics") focus on the spoken and performed aspects of literature. Coverage includes several works from key writers in both movements as well as discussions of how these movements use a mixture of media—language, film, jazz, photography, and art—to showcase their work and provide social and political commentary.

Bringing Home A Bachelor

Author: Karen Kendall
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373796900
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Once pastry chef Melinda Edgeworth begins working at hotelier Pete Dale's hotel, their one-night stand after her brother's wedding may turn into something more.

Collected Works Of F Scott Fitzgerald 45 Short Stories And Novels

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: e-artnow sro
ISBN: 8074840115
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, his most famous, The Great Gatsby and what is now considered his true masterpiece, Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age. This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents and the following works: This Side of Paradise (1920), The Beautiful and the Damned (1922), The Mystery of the Raymond Mortgage (1909), Reade, Substitute Right Half (1910), A Debt of Honor (1910), The Room with the Green Blinds (1911), A Luckless Santa Claus (1912), Pain and the Scientist (1913), The Trail of the Duke (1913), Shadow Laurels (1915), The Ordeal (1915), Little Minnie McCloskey: A story for girls (1916), The old frontiersman: A story of the frontier (1916), The diary of a sophomore (1917), The prince of pests: A story of the war (1917), Cedric the stoker (1917), The Spire and the Gargoyle (1917), Tarquin of Cheapside (1917), Babes in the Woods (1917), Sentiment—And the Use of Rouge (1917), The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw (1917), Porcelain and Pink (1920), Head and Shoulders (1920), Benediction (1920), Dalyrimple Goes Wrong (1920), Myra Meets His Family (1920), Mister Icky (1920), The Camel’s Back (1920), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1920), The Ice Palace (1920), The Offshore Pirate (1920), The Cut-Glass Bowl (1920), The Four Fists (1920), The Smilers (1920), May Day (1920), The Jelly-Bean (1920), The Lees of Happiness (1920), Jemina (1921): A Wild Thing, A Mountain Feud, The Birth of Love, A Mountain Battle, “As one.”, O Russet Witch! (1921), Tarquin of Cheapside (1921), The Popular Girl (1922), Two for a Cent (1922), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1922), The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (1922), Winter Dreams (1922).