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Chapter 8 Writing about the Natural World

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the concerns of scholars working to understand literary representations of the natural world.
  2. Apply ecocriticism to works of literature.
  3. Review works of poetry and fiction that explore the relationships between human beings and animals, plants, natural features, and natural phenomena.
  4. Learn how to revise an academic argument for clarity, persuasiveness, and stylistic grace.
  5. Draft and revise a critique of a work of literature based on environmental concerns.