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Upgrade Your English Essay : Hodder Arnold Publication - Tony Myers

Upgrade Your English Essay

Hodder Arnold Publication

Paperback Published: 3rd May 2002
ISBN: 9780340807910
Number Of Pages: 192

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Designed for undergraduate English majors as well as for any undergraduate working on an English essay, Upgrade Your English Essay offers a carefully structured approach to improving essay writing. This short guide focuses on three key strategies for upgrading an English essay: answering the question and making a strong argument, analyzing language and examining literary technique, and discussing genre and considering context. All advice is supported by clear demonstrations that make use of the most commonly studied primary texts and examples from student essays. Written in a lively, humorous, and student-friendly style, this volume will surely help students improve their English essay writing--and their grades.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Essay writing
Answering the questionp. 3
Constructing an argumentp. 11
Making a coherent argumentp. 19
Making a connected argumentp. 23
Making a complex argumentp. 29
Analysing a textp. 35
Structuring an essayp. 41
Technical language
Analysing languagep. 49
Analysing themesp. 55
Analysing grammarp. 61
Analysing rhetoricp. 67
Analysing structurep. 73
Analysing text and contextp. 79
Analysing the structure of comedyp. 83
Analysing the reader's responsep. 87
Analysing different types of dramap. 95
Analysing tragic dramap. 99
Analysing comic dramap. 103
Analysing plays in performancep. 107
Analysing Shakespearean dramap. 111
Analysing the structure of poetry (Part 1)p. 117
Analysing the structure of poetry (Part 2)p. 123
Analysing poetic figurationp. 129
Analysing the meaning of a poemp. 135
Analysing different types of poetryp. 141
Analysing the structure of novelsp. 145
Analysing point of view in novelsp. 151
Analysing characterization in novelsp. 157
Analysing different types of novelp. 163
Analysing gothic, historiographic and postcolonial novelsp. 167
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780340807910
ISBN-10: 0340807911
Series: Hodder Arnold Publication
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 3rd May 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.1  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1