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Jan 26, Jenifer rated it it was amazing. Awesome book for any English teachers out there in need of any literary analysis guides. Jun 24, Storm rated it it was amazing. When I went to college I took it with me But of course I decided to read it before getting out the scissors, and that’s when I aense the short story Two Bottles of Relish by Lord Dunsany.

Srtucture Preview See a Problem? Obviously, sensee reading isn’t enough to fully grasp this tome, but I can’t help but believe that with diligent application of the teachings spread throughout, my future read As for how much I liked the creative work within, it’s a mixed bag.

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My favorite english teacher in the world snuck Dylan Thomas into my life. I have read through most of the book, including all of the stories at one time or another and many of the stories and poems multiple times.

Alfred Prufrock” by that “British” poet who was born in St. But of course I decided to read it before getting out the scissors, and that’s when I discovered the short story Two Bottles of Relish by Lord Dunsany.

Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense

Do not hedge, equivocate, or try to find out ahd opinions before forming your own. This is one of the best literature compilations I’ve ever come across.


I’m not in total agreement with all of what Perrine tries to teach, since a lot of it sttructure based more on his opinion than what is actually what I have found to be true, but it gives you another person’s perspective on good writing which can influence your own.

The various short stories, plays, and poetry that Perrine uses in the book are literatute written, and as I mentioned before, a great way to refresh yourself and learn how to become a better writer, for as we all know, the more you read Only the music of the flute is left on the darkening stage as over the house the hard towers of the apartment buildings rise into sharp focus, and the curtain falls.

A genuine enthusiasm for the second-rate is much better than false enthusiasm or no enthusiasm at all. Editor main author all senee confirmed.

No current Soubd conversations about this book. Books by Thomas R. Each section begins with a simple discussion of the elements of the form and is illustrated by carefully selected stories, poems, and plays. By far the worst part of an AP English class that I otherwise loved.

Some things I really enjoyed and felt led me to grow in my understanding of literature, while others fell flat.

Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense by Thomas R. Arp

Instructor’s manual to accompany Perrine’s literature: Home Groups Talk Soud. A text book, apparently. Written for students beginning a serious study of literature, the text introduces the fundamental elements of fiction, poetry, and drama in a concise and engaging way, addressing vital questions that other texts tend to ignore, such as “Is some literature better?

Jan 11, Zander rated it did not like it. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. I found it very useful.

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I’m not a huge fan of Dunsany, but nothing else I’ve read of his reads quit I originally snagged this from my father who was ready to cart it off to the used bookstore – he’d used it when teaching high school decades ago. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 4 22, 4.


I read many good short stories, poems strucgure plays that were included in the book. Dec 17, Serina rated it liked it Shelves: I originally snagged this from my father who was ready to cart it off to the used bookstore – he’d used it when teaching high school decades ago.

Normally I don’t dignify school textbooks with reviews, but I think it’s necessary to explain why I hate this book so much. I have the 3rd edition from and have read every page, poem, and short story at least three times.

No trivia or quizzes yet. And I haven’t read all the stories, but I’ve read every one of the considerable number of poems. This is a great book, a wonderful guide and resource for writers to get a refreshing taste of good writing of other authors.

Housman and “The Love Song of J. The didactic explanations and dull questions at the end of the poems kind of took away the joy of reading poetry, but at least the selection is very nice. Rating is based on educational content and not on included stories, poems or dramas. May 11, Mrs. Trivia About Perrine’s Literat Aside from containing multiple factual errors, this book is written in a tone that is pretentious and self-important to the point of giving the reader nausea.

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