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Reading Literature and Writing Argument by Missy James
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Reading Literature and Writing Argument combines the content of literature and argument texts into one easy to use book and is a perfect choice for professors wanting their students to write compelling and thoughtful arguments. It provides students with multi-genre reading experiences designed to immerse them in critical and creative thinking as they address problems and issues from multiple perspectives. A new Chapter 3, "Talking Voice and Writing Argument," addresses the challenges of finding one's voice in academic writing. "Global Perspectives Research and Writing Topics"now appear at the end of the four literature chapters, to offer a broader context for approaching literary works.

Table of Contents

PART I RHETORIC 1 1 The Literature and Argument Connection Practicing Critical Inquiry and Expanding Thinking 2 Academic Argument and Critical Inquiry 3 Reading to Expand Thinking 5 from "Cathedral" 6 Raymond Carver, from "Cathedral" 00 "For deLawd" 6 Lucille Clifton, "For deLawd" 00 Activities 8 Marge Piercy, "To Be of Use" 8 Jane Martin, "Rodeo" 9 2 Examining Thinking and Analyzing Argument 12 Examining Thinking 13 from Romeo and Juliet 14 William Shakespeare, from Romeo and Juliet 00 from The Crucible 16 Arthur Miller, from The Crucible 00 Logical Fallacies 18 Activities 19 Analyzing Argument 21 Claims 21 Randy Horick, "Truer to the Game" 21 Kenneth Rexroth, "Cold before Dawn" 23 Ezra Pound, "In a Station of the Metro" 24 William Blake, "London" 24 Evidence 25 Assumptions 26 Audience Appeal and Tone: Pathos, Logos, Ethos 27 Pathos 28 Martin Espada, "Federico's Ghost" 28 Logos 30 William Shakespeare, "Sonnet 18" 30 Ethos 31 William Shakespeare, "Sonnet 130" 31 Jamaica Kincaid, "Girl" 32 Activities 33 Robert Hayden, "Those Winter Sundays" 34 Wilfred Owen, "Dulce Et Decorum Est" 35 Robert Crumb, "A Short History of America" 37 Paul Madonna, "All Over Coffee" 38 3 Talking Voice and Writing Arguments 38 Voice and Writing in College 39 Activities 40 Basic Tasks for Writing Arguments 41 Personal Perspective Arguments 41 Shawn Mullin, "Yes, the Future Looks Bright, but the Moment Is Hell" 41 Daphne Beckham, "Perspective on Men" 43 Research-Based Arguments 45 Meredith Newman Blanco, "Who Are the Real Victims of Alcoholism?" 45 Lisa Colletti, "Super-Size It!" 49 Activities 54 4 Strategies for Writing Academic Arguments 56 Clarifying a Subject, Purpose, and Audience 57 Basic Tools for Designing Your Argument 57 The Heart of an Argument Is Its Claim: Claims of Fact, Value, and Policy-- Which Type of Claim Is Best for Your Argument? 58 The Body of an Argument Is Its Evidence 59 Appeals to Ethos, Logos, Pathos 59 Rhetorical Context 60 Counterarguments: Concessions and Refutations 60 Strategy Questions for Organizing Your Argument Essay 60 Argument Outline 61 Annotated Student Essay 62 Rogerian Argument: Creative Problem Solving 66 Activity 67 Rogerian Argument Organizational Plan 67 Annotated Student Essay 68 Sample Student Collaboration Writing Project 72 The Final Product 74 Working with Sources 79 Using Electronic Sources 80 Avoiding Plagiarism when Note-Taking 80 Documentation Systems 81 The Preliminary Bibliography 81 The Annotated Bibliography 82 Creating a Draft 85 Writing a Thesis/Claim Statement 85 Activity 85 From Claim to Outline to Draft 86 Incorporating Sources 86 Paraphrasing and Summarizing 86 Direct Quotations 87 In-Text Parenthetical Citations 88 Print Sources 88 Electronic Sources 89 The Works Cited Page 89 Activity:Try It Yourself--Finding Ideas and Planning an Academic Argument 91 PART II ANTHOLOGY 93 5 Individuality and Community 94 Fiction 98 Kate Chopin, "Desiree's Baby" 98 Stephen Crane,"The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" 102 Louise Erdrich, "The Red Convertible" 111 Laura Hendrie, "Corsage" 118 Edward P. Jones, "The Store" 130 Randall Kenan, "The Foundations of the Earth" 149 Maile Meloy, "Ranch Girl" 162 Ernesto Quinon~ez, from Bodega Dreams 167 Poetry 173 Sherman Alexie, "The Reservation Cab Driver" 173 Michael Cleary, "Burning Dreams on the Sun" 174 Countee Cullen, "Incident" 175 Emily Dickinson, "Much madness is divinest sense" 176 T. S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" 176 Jack Gilbert, "Trying to Sleep" 181 Judy Grahn, "Ella, in a square apron, along Highway 80" 182 Etheridge Knight, "Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane" 183 Don Marquis, "the lesson of the moth" 184 Claude McKay, "Outcast" 186 Dwight Okita, "In Response to Executive Order 9066" 187 Mary Oliver, "Wild Geese" 188 Edwin Arlington Robinson, "Richard Cory" 189 Muriel Rukeyser, "The Lost Romans" 190 Cathy Song, "Lost Sister" 191 Gary Soto, "Mexicans Begin Jogging" 193 Wallace Stevens, "Disillusionment at Ten O'Clock" 194 Alma Luz Villanueva, "Crazy Courage" 195 Walt Whitman, "I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing" 196 Drama 198 Los Vendidos 198 Nonfiction 208 Sherman Alexie, "Superman and Me" 208 John Hope Franklin, "The Train from Hate" 211 Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail" 212 Plato, from Crito 225 Richard Rodriguez, "The Chinese in All of Us" 230 Fred Setterberg, "The Usual Story" 236 Jonathan Swift, "A Modest Proposal" 238 Henry David Thoreau, "Civil Disobedience" 245 Chapter Activities and Topics for Writing Arguments 260 Global Perspectives Research/Writing Topics 261 Collaboration Activity: Creating a Rogerian Argument 262 Making Connections 263 6 Nature and Place 265 Fiction 269 Rick Bass, "Antlers" 269 James Fenimore Cooper, "The Slaughter of the Pigeons," 277 Pam Houston, "A Blizzard under Blue Sky" 283 Ursula K. Le Guin, "May's Lion" 288 Jack London, "To Build a Fire" 294 Leslie Marmon Silko, "The Man to Send Rain Clouds" 305 Eudora Welty, "A Worn Path" 309 Virginia Woolf, "Kew Gardens" 316 Poetry 321 Lucille Clifton, "For deLawd" 321 James Dickey, "Deer among Cattle" 323 Carolyn Forche, "Dulcimer Maker" 323 Robert Frost, "A Young Birch" 324 Linda Hogan, "Heartland" 325 Galway Kinnell, "Saint Francis and the Sow" 326 Denise Levertov, "The Victors" 327 Rainer Maria Rilke, "The Panther" 328 Theodore Roethke, "Meditation at Oyster River" 329 Pattiann Rogers, "Rolling Naked in the Morning Dew" 331 Carl Sandburg, "Chicago" 333 Anne Sexton, "The Fury of Flowers and Worms" 335 Gary Snyder, "The Call of the Wild" 336 William Stafford, "Traveling through the Dark" 338 Walt Whitman, "from Song of Myself " 339 Walt Whitman, "from Song of Myself " 340 William Wordsworth, "To My Sister" 341 James Wright, "A Blessing" 342 Nonfiction 344 Edward Abbey, "Eco-Defense" 344 Rachel Carson, "The Obligation to Endure" 346 Annie Dillard, "fromThe Present," in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek 351 Ralph Waldo Emerson, from Nature 353 Jane Goodall, "A Plea for the Chimpanzees" 358 Aldous Huxley, "Time and the Machine," 364 Verlyn Klinkenborg, "At the Edge of the Visible" 366 Aldo Leopold, "Thinking Like a Mountain" 367 N. Scott Momaday, from The Way to Rainy Mountain 370 Janisse Ray, "Forest Beloved," from Ecology of a Cracker Childhood 375 Henry David Thoreau, "Solitude," 378 Chapter Activities and Topics for Writing Arguments 384 Global Perspectives Research/Writing Topics 386 Collaboration Activity: Creating a Rogerian Argument 387 Making Connections 388 7 Family and Identity 390 Fiction 394 Kate Chopin, "The Storm" 394 Lydia Davis, "Break It Down" 398 Ernest Hemingway, "Hills Like White Elephants" 403 Fae Myenne Ng, "A Red Sweater" 407 Grace Paley, "A Conversation with My Father" 414 John Updike, "Separating" 418 Alice Walker, "Everyday Use" 426 Poetry 434 Anne Bradstreet, "To My Dear and Loving Husband" 434 Gwendolyn Brooks, "The Mother" 435 Gwendolyn Brooks, "Ulysses" 437 Michael Cleary, "Boss's Son" 438 Gregory Corso, "Marriage" 440 Nikki Giovanni, "Mothers" 443 Thomas Hardy, "The Ruined Maid" 445 Seamus Heaney, "Digging" 446 Peter Meinke, "Advice to My Son" 447 Naomi Shihab Nye, "Arabic Coffee" 448 Sharon Olds, "I Go Back to May, 1937" 449 Mary Oliver, "The Black Walnut Tree" 451 Dudley Randall, "Ballad of Birmingham" 452 Adrienne Rich, "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" 453 Adrienne Rich, "Delta" 454 Anne Sexton, "Cinderella" 454 Gary Snyder, "Not Leaving the House" 457 Mark Strand, "The Continuous Life" 458 Margaret Walker, "Lineage" 460 Richard Wilbur, "The Writer" 461 Drama 463 Harvey Fierstein, On Tidy Endings 463 Nonfiction 481 Sullivan Ballou, "Major Sullivan Ballou's Last Letter to His Wife" 481 Robin D. G. Kelley, "The People in Me" 483 Peter D. Kramer, "Divorce and Our National Values" 486 Pauli Murray, "The Inheritance of Values" 489 Scott Russell Sanders, "The Men We Carry in Our Minds" 493 Chapter Activities and Topics for Writing Arguments 498 Global Perspectives Research/Writing Topics 500 Collaboration Activity: Creating a Rogerian Argument 501 Making Connections 502 8 Power and Responsibility 503 Fiction 507 Toni Cade Bambara, "The Lesson" 507 Raymond Carver, "Cathedral" 513 Nadine Gordimer, "Terminal" 524 Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Birth-Mark" 527 Tim O'Brien, "The Things They Carried" 539 Brady Udall, "He Becomes Deeply and Famously Drunk" 552 Ed Vega, "Spanish Roulette" 570 Poetry 579 Gwendolyn Brooks, "The Boy Died in My Alley" 579 Martin Espada, "Bully" 580 Carolyn Forche, "The Colonel" 581 Robert Frost, "Mending Wall" 583 Langston Hughes, "Democracy" 584 Langston Hughes, "Theme for English B" 585 Claude McKay, "America" 587 James Merrill, "Casual Wear" 588 Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Apostrophe to Man" 588 John Milton, "When I Consider How My Light Is Spent" 589 Naomi Shihab Nye, "Famous" 590 Sharon Olds, "The Promise" 591 Linda Pastan, "Ethics" 592 Public Enemy, "Fight the Power" 593 Walt Whitman, "Beat! Beat! Drums!" 595 Nonfiction 597 Francis Bacon, "Of Revenge" 597 Cochise, "[I am alone]" 598 John Crawford, "Lies" from "The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell" 600 Alex Epstein and Yaron Brook, "The Evil of Animal 'Rights'" 604 Allan Gurganus, "Captive Audience" 605 John F. Kennedy, "Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961" 609 Abraham Lincoln,"Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865" 611 George Orwell, "A Hanging" 613 Katherine Anne Porter, "To Dr.William Ross" 617 Tom Regan, "Religion and Animal Rights" 619 Frank Schaeffer and John Schaeffer, "My Son the Marine?" from Keeping Faith: A Father Son Story about Love and the U.S. Marine Corps 629 Suzanne Winckler, "A Savage Life" 632 Richard Wright, from Black Boy 634 Chapter Activities and Topics for Writing Arguments 639 Global Perspectives Research/Writing Topics 641 Collaboration Activity: Creating a Rogerian Argument 642 Making Connections 643 Glossary 645 Authors' Biographical Notes 651 Text Credits 000 Author/Title Index 000 Subject Index 000
Release date Australia
January 21st, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
4th Revised edition
black & white illustrations
Longman Inc
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