Literature Is Rhetoric: Beauty and Truth of Literature

Author(s): Robert Koppelman

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2017

Pages: 118

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Literature Is Rhetoric: Beauty and Truth of Literature is a second-semester composition course that will improve the readers ability to write more effectively and to read more insightfully. Blending the skills often covered separately in distinct courses,  helping you to perceive—and also to create—the qualities that make it possible to enjoy and to learn from any selection of written material.This text does not take up space repeating what has already been taught, but rather it builds on the essay skills previously learned and helps you to apply them to the study of the literature. Ultimately, you are learning how as a writer you can hold the attention of your own readers by making them think about the topic while they feel or experience something in their own unique way of using language to communicate with your readers.

Literature Is Rhetoric: Beauty and Truth of Literature includes:

  • How to detect and to create both aesthetic and didactic components, to see how they are both essential partners in what we study and in what we ourselves write.
  • Tools and ideas to excite you about different writing assignments.
  • Appreciation of the overlap and interrelatedness of writing that is meant to teach or persuade and writing that is intended to delight and entertain.

Introduction: Literature is Rhetoric

Activity #1: Two Kinds of Writing|
How This Textbook Can Help You
Guiding Principles of This Text

Chapter 2
Classical Oratory: Art and Persuasion

The Classical Art of Oratory
Activity #2: Listening to Oratory: Purpose, Context, and Argument
Oratory as Literature: Elements, Appeal, and Imagery
Reading Oratory: William Shakespeare, from Julius Caesar
Malcolm X, “The Ballot or the Bullet”
Questions for Reading and Discussion 
Crucial Terminology
Rhetorical Strategies: Methods of Appeal
Essay Assignment #1: Comparison and Contrast
Develop Your Writing Strategies
Prewriting Ideas
Organize Your Draft
Models for Comparison/Contrast Writing
Preparing to Submit Final Drafts 

Chapter 3
Appreciating Literature

Readings: James Joyce, “Araby”
Marge Piercy, “Barbie Doll”
Susan Glaspell, Trifles
William Blake, “London”
Questions for Discussion and Review
Literary Elements and Terminology
What Is Interpretation?
Activities for Group Discussion
Essay Assignment #2: Interpretation: Theme and Literary Analysis 
Additional Readings: Thomas Gray, “Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat”
Mark Twain, “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”
William Shakespeare, from Othello 
Luis Valdez, Los Vendidos 
Anzia Yezierska, “Wings”
Ha Jin, “An Entrepreneur’s Story”
Suggestions and Strategies 

Chapter 4
Evaluation and Rhetorical Strategies

Readings: Walt Whitman, “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” 
Sojourner Truth, “Ain’t I a Woman?” 
Questions for Discussion and Review
Essay Assignment #3: Evaluating a Work of Literature
Review of the Writing Process 
Activity #3: Applying What You Have Learned

Robert Koppelman

Related ISBN's: 9781524921026




ISBN 9781524921026

Details Electronic Delivery EBOOK 180 days