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With its process-oriented rhetoric, provocative thematic reader, up-to-date research manual, and comprehensive handbook, The Bedford Guide for College Writers gives students the tools they need to succeed as writers and prepares them to be the confident, resourceful, and independent writers they will need to be.
One of the most widely adopted composition readers of all time, "The Bedford Reader "continues to engage and inspire students with remarkable selections, outstanding instructional material, and a unique "Writers on Writing" feature in which 50 of the book's writers comment on their process and their work. Thorough coverage of critical reading, effective writing, and working with sources guides students, now more than ever, through their own academic writing. And an exciting visual dimension shows that rhetorical methods apply to both images and text. " The Bedford Reader "is a favorite of students for the Kennedys' clarity and wit, of instructors for the flexible and realistic view of the rhetorical methods, and of both for the superior selections and perceptive commentaries by writers worth reading.
This is a book of short poems about mischievous children getting into all sorts of trouble, many times with animals or other aspects of nature.
A compact version of one of the most widely adopted composition readers of all time "The Brief Bedford Reader" continues to engage and inspire with 50 remarkable selections, all the outstanding instructional material of the full-length text, and a unique "Writers on Writing" feature in which 32 of the book's writers comment on their process and their work. Thorough coverage of critical reading, effective writing, and working with sources guides students, now more than ever, through their own academic writing. And an exciting visual dimension shows that rhetorical methods apply to both images and text. "The Brief Bedford Reader" is a favorite of students for the Kennedys' clarity and wit, of instructors for the flexible and realistic view of the rhetorical methods, and of both for the superior selections and perceptive commentaries by writers worth reading.
From the dust jacket: "For his mother's mudpack Brent Substituted fresh cement. Mom applied it, in a while Found it hard to crack a smile." Brent and forty-one like-minded brats wreak havoc on others and on themselves in this fresh, irreverent, irresistible collection of comic verse. Whether they feed growth hormones to a spider or sneak unsavory ingredients into their mother's bread, these young desperados will provide laughs and vicarious pleasure to anyone who picks up this book. Fans of X. J. Kennedy's earlier Brats, also illustrated by James Watts, and his other volumes such as Ghastlies, Goops, & Pincushions, will in Fresh Brats find the same incisive wit and clever twists of phrase. Though readers may try their best to stay away from real brats, they will want to encounter Fresh Brats again and again. For anyone with a sense of humor, children and adults alike. Great to read together. Pictures are described.
The classic anthology of poetry for children--now revised with new poems to enchant a new generation. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Literature for Life: A Thematic Introduction to Reading and Writing as both its title and content suggests, forges a close relationship between students' reading and life experiences--the texts used are accessible, grounded, relatable, and meaningful. There's enough range to suit instructors of many backgrounds, experiences, and strengths and to encourage instructors to better teaching and students to better learning. Literature for Life is organized around seven enduring themes: Families, Love, Life's Journeys, Individual and Society, Personal Identity, Nature and the Environment, and War and Peace. Each theme is divided into clusters that provide instructors with useful teaching units.
"Literature, 9/e," the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genresFiction, Poetry, and Drama. As in past editions, the authors' collective poetic voice brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students' interest in the readings. An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic stories, poems, and plays. Casebooks offer in-depth look at an author or clusters of works, for example " Latin American Poetry. " Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia provide inviting and illuminating introductions to the authors included and to the elements of literature. Coverage of writing about literature is also included. For those interested in literature.
Literature, in the widest sense, is just about anything written. It is even what you receive in the mail if you send for free information about a weight-reducing plan or a motorcycle. In the sense that matters to us in this book, literature is a kind of art, usually written, which offers pleasure and illumination. We say it is usually written, for we have an oral literature, too. Few would deny the name of literature to "Bonny Barbara Allan" and other immortal folk ballads, though they were not set down in writing until centuries after they were originated.
This Interactive Edition of Literature, Eleventh Edition is really four interlocking volumes sharing one cover. Each of the first three sections is devoted to one of the major literary forms--fiction, poetry, and drama. The fourth section is a comprehensive introduction to critical writing.
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing (Fifth edition, Texas AP edition)by X. J. Kennedy Dana Gioia
The compact version of the most popular Literature anthology brings students the finest literature in a newly revised, easier-to-study format. Literature is written in an engaging style and the Writing section has been thoroughly updated.
Here is a lively celebration of more than a hundred poems that are by turns playful, funny, mischievous, and thoughtful. Compiled especially for the youngest child, this splendid collection includes familiar poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, Edward Lear, Christina Rossetti, and others, as well as poems by new voices such as Nikki Giovanni and Jack Prelutsky. All of the events of a child's life--be they great or small--are found in: PLAY; FAMILIES; JUST FOR FUN; BIRDS, BUGS, AND BEASTS; RHYMES AND SONGS; MAGIC AND WONDER; WIND AND WEATHER; CALENDARS AND CLOCKS; DAY AND NIGHT. Listen and hear Talking Like the Rain.