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Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools Edited With Notes, Study Helps, And Reading Lists   By: (1875-1940)

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Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools Edited With Notes, Study Helps, And Reading Lists by Margaret Ashmun provides a comprehensive collection of prose and poetry pieces that are specifically curated for secondary school students. With its vast selection of texts from renowned authors and poets, this book serves as an invaluable resource for English literature classes.

One of the standout features of this anthology is the inclusion of extensive notes and study helps that accompany each piece. These aids not only enhance students' understanding of the texts but also provide useful background information, explanations of literary techniques, and interpretations of difficult passages. This approach encourages students to actively engage with the material and facilitates a deeper appreciation of the works.

Moreover, Margaret Ashmun's selection of texts reflects her keen understanding of the secondary school curriculum. The anthology covers a diverse range of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry, ensuring that students are exposed to various literary forms. The inclusion of classic and contemporary pieces also caters to different tastes and preferences, making the collection more inclusive and appealing to a wider audience.

Ashmun's thoughtful organization of the texts is another commendable aspect of this book. They are arranged thematically, allowing students to explore different topics and themes. This arrangement helps students make connections across texts and encourages critical thinking, fostering a more holistic understanding of the subject matter.

Additionally, the reading lists provided after each section of the book serve as a valuable resource for students looking to expand their reading beyond the anthology. These lists offer recommendations for further exploration of specific authors, themes, or literary movements, enabling students to deepen their knowledge and broaden their literary horizons.

Despite its numerous strengths, the book does have a few minor drawbacks. Some readers may find that the explanations and interpretations provided in the notes are overly simplified, which could limit students' critical thinking and independent analysis of the texts. It would have been beneficial to include more open-ended discussion prompts or questions, encouraging students to develop their own interpretations.

In conclusion, Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools Edited With Notes, Study Helps, And Reading Lists by Margaret Ashmun is an excellent resource for both students and teachers of English literature. Its well-curated selection of texts, accompanied by comprehensive notes and study aids, ensure a thorough understanding of the material. By providing a diverse range of genres and facilitating thematic exploration, this anthology encourages a deeper appreciation of the rich world of literature. Despite minor improvements that could be made to the notes, this book remains a valuable tool in helping secondary school students develop their literary skills and broaden their literary horizons.

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MODERN PROSE AND POETRY FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

EDITED

WITH NOTES, STUDY HELPS, AND READING LISTS

BY

MARGARET ASHMUN, M.A.

Formerly Instructor in English in the University of Wisconsin Editor of Prose Literature for Secondary Schools

BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY The Riverside Press Cambridge

COPYRIGHT, 1914, BY HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

All selections in this book are used by special permission of, and arrangement with, the owners of the copyrights.

The Riverside Press CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS U.S.A

Transcribers Note: There are several areas where a pronunciation guide is given with diacritical marks that cannot be reproduced in a text file. The following symbols are used:

Symbols for Diacritical Marks:

DIACRITICAL MARK SAMPLE ABOVE BELOW macron (straight line) ¯ [=x] [x=] 2 dots (diaresis, umlaut) ¨ [:x] [x:] 1 dot {~BULLET~} [.x] [x.] grave accent ` [`x] or [\x] [x`] or [x\] acute accent (aigu) ´ ['x] or [/x] [x'] or [x/] circumflex ^ [^x] [x^] caron (v shaped symbol) [vx] [xv] breve (u shaped symbol) [)x] [x)] tilde ~ [~x] [x~] cedilla ¸ [,x] [x,]

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