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For incoming freshmen and entry-level writing students, Literature for Composition: Essays, Stories, Poems, and Plays (9th Edition) by Sylvan Barnet, William E. Cain, and William Burto is one of the best books for those who want to develop an appreciation for literature while honing their creative writing skills. Not only does it offer solid information...
For incoming freshmen and entry-level writing students, Literature for Composition: Essays, Stories, Poems, and Plays (9th Edition) by Sylvan Barnet, William E. Cain, and William Burto is one of the best books for those who want to develop an appreciation for literature while honing their creative writing skills. Not only does it offer solid information on different types of essays, but also encourages readers to write their own. Literature for Composition: Essays, Stories, Poems, and Plays (9th Edition) ISBN 9780205743599 is divided into 25 chapters. Some of the topics discussed in the book include response to argument, thinking critically about literary works and literary forms, and understanding thematic anthologies. Authors Barnet, Cain, and Burto provide inspiring examples and excellent readings. They cover a wide array of topics to help students become aware of different genres and ultimately find their own writing style. Some of the readings featured in Literature for Composition: Essays, Stories, Poems, and Plays (9th Edition) include Kate Chopin's the Storm, Robert Frosts' Design, Edgar Allan Poe's the Masque of the Red Death, William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily, Emily Dickenson's Apparently With No Surprise, and William Blake's The Garden of Love. Apart from readings and materials written by well-known writers, there are also samples from students. This handy reference features a useful appendix that teaches the basics of writing and critiquing, including deconstruction, as well as basic manuscript form, how to make citations, type of citations, and critical strategies. This edition integrates a new chapter teaching students how to write an effective essay, plus 2 thematic units, namely ‘The Sporting Life' and ‘The World Around Us.'
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