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Literature for Composition : Essays, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

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Summary

"Literature for Composition" offers the finest writing and argument coverage, helpful discussions of the literary elements, compelling case studies, and a diverse array of selections. The book includes complete coverage of the writing process, three chapters devoted to argument, complete chapters on interpretation and evaluation, coverage of the literary elements and the study of visual images, and case studies. The book opens with five chapters devoted to reading, writing, and argument. An entire chapter on critical thinking equips readers with a foundation upon which to study the chapters on the literary forms that follow. An anthology is organized around six engaging themes. Special chapters on visuals and film along with ten case studies offer additional resources. For those interested in the study and composition of literature.

Table of Contents

Contents by Genre xxi
List of Illustrations
xxviii
Preface to Instructors xxx
Letter to Students xxxvii
PART I Getting Started: From Response to Argument
1(186)
The Writer as Reader
3(10)
Reading and Responding
3(6)
Kate Chopin Ripe Figs
3(1)
Reading as Re-creation
4(1)
Making Reasonable Inferences
5(1)
Reading with Pen in Hand
6(1)
Recording Your First Responses
7(1)
Identifying Your Audience and Purpose
8(1)
Your Turn: A Writing Assignment
9(4)
A Sample Essay by a Student: ``Images of Ripening in Kate Chopin's `Ripe Figs'''
9(2)
The Argument Analyzed
11(1)
Other Possibilities for Writing
12(1)
The Reader as Writer
13(29)
Developing a Thesis, Drafting, and Writing an Argument
13(8)
Pre-writing: Getting Ideas
13(1)
Annotating a Text
13(1)
More about Getting Ideas: A Second Story by Kate Chopin
13(1)
Kate Chopin The Story of an Hour
13(2)
Brainstorming for Ideas for Writing
15(1)
Focused Free Writing
16(1)
Listing
16(1)
Asking Questions
17(1)
Keeping a Journal
18(1)
Arguing with Yourself: Critical Thinking
19(1)
Arguing a Thesis
20(1)
Drafting Your Argument
21(8)
A Sample Draft: ``Ironies in an Hour''
22(2)
Revising an Argument
24(1)
Outlining an Argument
24(1)
Soliciting Peer Review
25(1)
Final Version of the Sample Essay: ``Ironies of Life in Kate Chopin's `The Story of an Hour'''
26(3)
A Brief Overview of the Final Version
29(1)
Writing with a Word Processor
29(1)
Checklist: Writing with a Word Processor
30(1)
Your Turn: Three Additional Stories
30(11)
Kate Chopin Desiree's Baby
30(4)
Kate Chopin The Storm
34(4)
Tobias Wolff Powder
38(3)
A Note about Literary Evaluations
41(1)
Reading Literature Closely: Explication
42(19)
What Is Literature?
42(3)
Literature and Form
42(1)
Form and Meaning
43(1)
Robert Frost The Span of Life
44(1)
Reading in Slow Motion
45(1)
Explication
46(9)
A Sample Explication
47(1)
Langston Hughes Harlem
47(1)
Working Toward an Explication
48(1)
Some Journal Entries
49(1)
Sample Essay by a Student (Final Version): ``Langston Hughes's `Harlem'''
50(2)
Explication as Argument
52(2)
Checklist: Drafting an Explication
54(1)
Why Write? Purpose and Audience
55(1)
Your Turn: Poems for Explication
55(6)
William Shakespeare Sonnet 73 (That time of year thou mayst in me behold)
55(1)
John Donne Holy Sonnet XIV (Batter my heart, three-personed God)
56(1)
William Blake London
57(1)
Emily Bronte Spellbound
58(1)
Li-Young Lee I Ask My Mother to Sing
59(1)
Randall Jarrell The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
60(1)
Reading Literature Closely: Analysis
61(69)
Analysis
61(1)
Analyzing a Story from the Hebrew Bible: The Judgment of Solomon
62(3)
The Judgment of Solomon
62(1)
Analyzing the Story
63(1)
Other Possible Topics for Analysis
64(1)
Analyzing a Story from the New Testament: The Parable of the Prodigal Son
65(2)
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
66(1)
Comparison: An Analytic Tool
67(7)
A Sample Essay by a Student: ``Two New Women''
69(4)
Looking at the Essay
73(1)
Checklist: Revising a Comparison
74(1)
Evaluation in Explication and Analysis
74(1)
Choosing a Topic and Developing a Thesis in an Analytic Paper
75(2)
Analyzing a Story
77(7)
James Thurber The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
77(4)
Working Toward a Thesis: Journal Entries
81(1)
Developing the Thesis: List Notes
81(1)
Sample Draft by a Student: ``Walter Mitty Is No Joke''
82(2)
Developing an Argument
84(5)
Introductory Paragraphs
84(2)
Middle Paragraphs
86(1)
Concluding Paragraphs
87(1)
Coherence in Paragraphs: Using Transitions
88(1)
Checklist: Revising Paragraphs
88(1)
Review: Writing an Analysis
89(6)
A Note on Technical Terminology
89(1)
A Lyric Poem and a Student's Essay
90(1)
Aphra Behn Song: Love Armed
90(1)
Journal Entries
91(1)
A Sample Essay by a Student: ``The Double Nature of Love''
91(4)
Checklist: Editing a Draft
95(1)
Your Turn: Short Stories and Poems for Analysis
95(35)
Edgar Allan Poe The Cask of Amontillado
95(6)
Guy de Maupassant The Necklace
101(6)
Katherine Anne Porter The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
107(7)
Jose Armas El Tonto del Barrio
114(5)
Leslie Marmon Silko The Man to Send Rain Clouds
119(4)
Robert Frost Come In
123(1)
Elizabeth Bishop Filling Station
124(2)
Robert Herrick To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
126(1)
Lyn Lifshin My Mother and the Bed
127(1)
Martin Espada Bully
128(2)
Other Kinds of Writing about Literature
130(20)
Summary
130(1)
Paraphrase
131(2)
What Paraphrase Is
131(1)
The Value of Paraphrase
131(2)
Literary Response
133(6)
Writing a Literary Response
133(1)
A Story by a Student: ``The Ticket (A Different View of The Story of an Hour')''
133(5)
A Poem Based on a Poem
138(1)
William Blake The Tyger
138(1)
X. J. Kennedy For Allen Ginsberg
139(1)
Rewriting a Poem
139(4)
William Butler Yeats Annunciation
140(1)
William Butler Yeats Leda and the Swan [1924]
141(1)
William Butler Yeats Leda and the Swan [1933]
141(1)
Mona Van Duyn Leda
142(1)
Parody
143(3)
William Carlos Williams This Is Just to Say
144(2)
Reviewing a Dramatic Production
146(4)
A Sample Review by a Student: ``An Effective Macbeth''
146(3)
The Review Reviewed
149(1)
Reading and Writing about Visual Culture
150(37)
The Language of Pictures
150(2)
Analyzing a Picture: Navajo Dancers Entertaining a Tourist Train
152(7)
Notes and a Sample Essay by a Student
152(6)
The Analysis Analyzed
158(1)
Thinking about Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California
159(13)
A Sample Documented Essay by a Student
161(11)
Photographers on Photography
172(6)
Lou Jacobs Jr. What Qualities Does a Good Photograph Have?
173(5)
An American Picture Album: Ten Images
178(9)
PART II Up Close: Thinking Critically about Literary Works and Literary Forms
187(394)
Critical Thinking: Asking Questions and Making Comparisons
189(18)
What Is Critical Thinking?
189(1)
Asking and Answering Questions
189(2)
Comparing and Contrasting
191(1)
Analyzing and Evaluating Evidence
192(1)
Thinking Critically: Asking Questions and Comparing---E. E. Cummings's ``Buffalo Bill 's''
193(4)
E. E. Cummings Buffalo Bill 's
193(4)
Emily Dickinson: Three Versions of a Poem, and More
197(4)
Emily Dickinson I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
198(3)
Emily Dickinson I felt a Cleaving in my Mind---
201(1)
Emily Dickinson The Dust behind I strove to join
201(1)
Imaginative Play: Thinking about Four Poems
201(6)
William Butler Yeats The Wild Swans at Coole
202(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks We Real Cool
203(1)
Andrew Hudgins The Wild Swans Skip School
204(1)
Anonymous The Silver Swan
205(2)
Reading and Writing about Essays
207(18)
Types of Essays
207(1)
The Essayist's Persona
208(2)
Voice
208(1)
Tone
209(1)
Pre-writing: Identifying the Topic and Thesis
210(2)
Brent Staples Black Men and Public Space
210(2)
Summarizing
212(7)
Summary and Analysis
213(1)
Preparing a Summary
213(2)
Stating the Thesis of an Essay
215(1)
Drafting a Summary
216(2)
Checklist: Getting Ideas for Writing about Essays
218(1)
Your Turn: Essays for Analysis
219(6)
Langston Hughes Salvation
219(2)
Laura Vanderkam Hookups Starve the Soul
221(1)
Amy Tan fish cheeks
222(3)
Reading and Writing about Fiction
225(29)
Stories True and False
225(3)
Grace Paley Samuel
225(3)
Elements of Fiction
228(9)
Plot and Character
228(1)
Foreshadowing
229(1)
Setting and Atmosphere
230(1)
Symbolism
230(2)
Narrative Point of View
232(2)
Style and Point of View
234(1)
Theme
234(1)
Checklist: Getting Ideas for Writing about Fiction
235(2)
Your Turn: Short Stories for Analysis
237(17)
Anton Chekhov Misery
237(4)
Eudora Welty A Worn Path
241(6)
Oscar Casares Yolanda
247(7)
Thinking and Writing Critically about Short Stories: Two Case Studies
254(54)
Case Study: Writing about Flannery O'Connor
254(1)
Flannery O'Connor A Good Man Is Hard to Find
255(11)
Flannery O'Connor Revelation
266(13)
Remarks from Essays and Letters
279(5)
From ``The Fiction Writer and His Country''
279(1)
From ``Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction''
279(1)
From ``The Nature and Aim of Fiction''
280(1)
From ``Writing Short Stories''
280(1)
On Interpreting ``A Good Man Is Hard to Find''
281(1)
``A Reasonable Use of the Unreasonable''
282(2)
Case Study: Writing about John Updike
284(24)
John Updike A&P
285(6)
John Updike Pygmalion
291(3)
John Updike The Rumor
294(8)
John Updike Oliver's Evolution
302(1)
John Updike on the Art of Fiction
303(1)
Thinking about an Author's Manuscripts
303(1)
What a Short Story Is
304(1)
What Updike as a Reader Wants from a Short Story
304(1)
On His Own Early Stories
305(1)
On a Writer's Early Years
306(1)
On the Importance of Fiction
306(2)
Fiction into Film
308(25)
Asking Questions, Thinking Critically, and Making Comparisons
308(1)
Film as a Medium
308(2)
Film Techniques
310(3)
Shots
310(2)
Sequences
312(1)
Editing
312(1)
Theme
313(1)
Comparing Filmed and Printed Stories
314(1)
Getting Ready to Write
314(1)
Drafting an Essay
315(1)
Checklist: Getting Ideas for Writing about Film
316(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
317(15)
Joyce Carol Oates Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
318(11)
Joyce Carol Oates ``Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?'' and Smooth Talk: Short Story into Film
329(3)
Your Turn: Thinking about Filming Fiction
332(1)
Reading and Writing about Drama
333(87)
Types of Plays
333(2)
Tragedy
333(1)
Comedy
334(1)
Elements of Drama
335(4)
Theme
335(1)
Plot
336(1)
Gestures
337(1)
Setting
338(1)
Characterization and Motivation
338(1)
Organizing an Analysis of a Character
339(4)
First Draft
339(1)
Revised Draft
340(2)
Checklist: Getting Ideas for Writing about Drama
342(1)
Thinking about a Filmed Version of a Play
343(2)
Getting Ready to Write
344(1)
Checklist: Writing about a Filmed Play
344(1)
Your Turn: Plays for Analysis
345(75)
A Note on Greek Tragedy
345(2)
Sophocles Antigone
347(26)
August Wilsom Fences
373(47)
Thinking Critically about Drama
420(53)
Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie
421(41)
Tennessee Williams's Production Notes
462(2)
The Screen Device
462(1)
The Music
463(1)
The Lighting
463(1)
A Sample Essay by a Student
464(9)
Preliminary Notes
464(1)
Final Version of the Student's Essay: ``The Solid Structure of The Glass Menagerie''
465(8)
Reading and Writing about Poetry
473(51)
Elements of Poetry
473(19)
The Speaker and the Poet
473(1)
Emily Dickinson I'm Nobody! Who are you?
473(1)
Emily Dickinson Wild Nights---Wild Nights
474(1)
The Language of Poetry: Diction and Tone
475(1)
William Shakespeare Sonnet 146 (Poor soul, the center of my sinful earth)
476(1)
Writing about the Speaker
477(1)
Robert Frost The Telephone
477(1)
Journal Entries
478(2)
Figurative Language
480(2)
William Shakespeare Sonnet 130 (My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun)
482(1)
Dan Gioia Money
483(1)
Robert Frost The Hardship of Accounting
484(1)
Anonymous Thirty Days hath September
484(1)
Imagery and Symbolism
484(1)
Edmund Waller Song (Go, lovely rose)
485(1)
William Blake The Sick Rose
486(1)
Linda Pastan Jump Cabling
486(1)
Verbal Irony and Paradox
487(1)
Structure
487(1)
Robert Herrick Upon Julia's Clothes
488(1)
A Sample Essay by a Student: ``Herrick's Julia, Julia's Herrick''
488(3)
The Analysis Analyzed
491(1)
Christina Rossetti In an Artist's Studio
491(1)
Explication
492(4)
An Example
492(1)
William Butler Yeats The Balloon of the Mind
493(1)
Annotations and Journal Entries
493(1)
A Sample Essay by a Student: ``Explication of W. B. Yeats's `The Balloon of the Mind'''
494(2)
Checklist: Explication
496(1)
Rhythm and Versification: A Glossary for Reference
496(9)
Meter
498(2)
Patterns of Sound
500(1)
Stanzaic Patterns
501(1)
Billy Collins Sonnet
502(1)
Blank Verse and Free Verse
503(1)
Checklist: Getting Ideas for Writing about Poetry
503(2)
Your Turn: Poems about People, Places, and Things
505(19)
People
505(1)
Robert Browning My Last Duchess
505(2)
E. E. Cummings anyone lived in a pretty how town
507(2)
Sylvia Plath Daddy
509(2)
Louise Erdrich Indian Boarding School: The Runaways
511(1)
Etheridge Knight For Malcolm, a Year After
512(2)
Places
514(1)
Basho An Old Pond
514(1)
Thomas Hardy Neutral Tones
515(1)
William Butler Yeats Sailing to Byzantium
516(3)
James Wright Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota
519(1)
Anonymous Deep River
520(1)
Things
521(1)
William Carlos Williams The Red Wheelbarrow
521(1)
Walt Whitman A Noiseless Patient Spider
522(1)
Thomas Hardy The Photograph
522(2)
Thinking Critically about Poetry: Three Case Studies
524(57)
Case Study: Writing about Emily Dickinson
524(7)
Emily Dickinson I heard a Fly buzz---when I died---
526(1)
Emily Dickinson The Soul selects her own Society
526(2)
Emily Dickinson These are the days when Birds come back
528(1)
Emily Dickinson Papa above!
528(1)
Emily Dickinson There's a certain Slant of light
528(1)
Emily Dickinson This World is not Conclusion
529(1)
Emily Dickinson I got so I could hear his name---
529(1)
Emily Dickinson Those---dying, then
530(1)
Emily Dickinson Apparently with no surprise
530(1)
Emily Dickinson Tell all the Truth but tell it slant
531(1)
A Sample Essay by a Student: ``Religion and Religious Imagery in Emily Dickinson''
531(4)
Case Study: America Sings the Blues: A Collection of Songs and Poems
535(19)
W. C. Handy St. Louis Blues
538(1)
Bessie Smith Thinking Blues
539(2)
Robert Johnson Walkin' Blues
541(1)
Paul Laurence Dunbar Blue
542(2)
W. H. Auden Funeral Blues
544(1)
Langston Hughes Too Blue
545(1)
Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
546(1)
Merle Haggard Working Man Blues
547(2)
Linda Pastan Mini Blues
549(1)
Allen Ginsberg Father Death Blues
550(1)
Charles Wright Laguna Blues
551(1)
Sherman Alexie Reservation Blues
552(2)
Case Study: Writing about Literary Visions (Word and Image)
554(1)
Thinking and Writing about Poems and Pictures
554(1)
A Sample Essay by a Student
554(1)
Word and Image
555(26)
Jane Flanders Van Gogh's Bed
556(2)
William Carlos Williams The Great Figure
558(2)
Adrienne Rich Mourning Picture
560(2)
Cathy Song Beauty and Sadness
562(2)
Mary Jo Salter The Rebirth of Venus
564(2)
Anne Sexton The Starry Night
566(2)
W. H. Auden Musee des Beaux Arts
568(3)
X. J. Kennedy Nude Descending a Staircase
571(1)
Greg Pape American Flamingo
572(2)
Carl Phillips Luncheon on the Grass
574(2)
John Updike Before the Mirror
576(2)
Wislawa Szymborska Brueghel's Two Monkeys
578(3)
PART III Standing Back: Arguing Interpretations and Evaluations, and Understanding Critical Strategies
581(58)
Arguing an Interpretation
583(24)
Interpretation and Meaning
583(3)
Is the Author's Intention a Guide to Meaning?
583(1)
What Characterizes a Sound Interpretation?
584(1)
An Example: Interpreting Pat Mora's ``Immigrants''
585(1)
Pat Mora Immigrants
585(1)
Thinking Critically about Responses to Literature
586(1)
Two Interpretations by Students
587(10)
Robert Frost Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
587(2)
Sample Essay by a Student: ``Stopping by Woods---and Going On''
589(4)
Sample Essay by a Student: ``Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' as a Short Story''
593(4)
Your Turn: Poems for Interpretation
597(10)
John Milton When I Consider How My Light Is Spent
597(1)
Robert Frost Mending Wall
598(1)
William Wordsworth A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
599(1)
T. S. Eliot The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
600(4)
John Keats Ode on a Grecian Urn
604(3)
Arguing an Evaluation
607(14)
Criticism and Evaluation
607(1)
Are There Critical Standards?
608(4)
Morality and Truth as Standards
608(1)
Other Ways of Thinking about Truth and Realism
609(3)
Your Turn: Poems and Stories for Evaluation
612(9)
Matthew Arnold Dover Beach
612(1)
Anthony Hecht The Dover Bitch
613(1)
Robert Frost Design
614(1)
Ira Gershwin The Man That Got Away
615(2)
Katherine Mansfield Miss Brill
617(4)
Writing about Literature: An Overview of Critical Strategies
621(18)
The Nature of Critical Writing
621(1)
Criticism as Argument: Assumptions and Evidence
622(1)
Some Critical Strategies
623(11)
Formalist Criticism (New Criticism)
623(2)
Deconstruction
625(1)
Reader-Response Criticism
625(2)
Archetypal Criticism (Myth Criticism)
627(1)
Historical Criticism
627(2)
Psychological or Psychoanalytic Criticism
629(1)
Gender Criticism (Feminist, and Lesbian and Gay Criticism)
630(4)
Your Turn: Putting Critical Strategies to Work
634(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
635(4)
PART IV A Thematic Anthology
639(681)
Journeys
641(40)
Short Views
641(3)
Essays
644(4)
Joan Didion On Going Home
644(2)
Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu Persian Letters
646(2)
Fiction
648(17)
Tony Cade Bambara The Lesson
648(5)
Bobbie Ann Mason Shiloh
653(10)
Anonymous (Japanese Folk Tale) The Mountain-Climber
663(2)
Poetry
665(16)
John Keats On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
665(1)
Percy Bysshe Shelley Ozymandias
666(1)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson Ulysses
667(2)
Carl Sandburg Limited
669(1)
Countee Cullen Incident
669(1)
William Stafford Traveling Through the Dark
670(1)
Robert Frost The Pasture
671(1)
Wendell Berry Stay Home
672(1)
Adrienne Rich Diving into the Wreck
673(2)
Derek Walcott, A Far Cry from Africa
675(2)
Sherman Alexie On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City
677(1)
Christina Rossetti Uphill
678(1)
Emily Dickinson Because I could not stop for Death
679(2)
Love and Hate
681(95)
Short Views
681(2)
Essays
683(5)
Sei Shonagon A Lover's Departure
683(1)
Judith Ortiz Cofer I Fell in Love, or My Hormones Awakened
684(4)
Fiction
688(36)
Ernest Hemingway Cat in the Rain
688(3)
A Student's Notes and Journal Entries on ``Cat in the Rain''
691(1)
Asking Questions about a Story
691(2)
A Sample Essay by a Student: ``Hemingway's American Wife''
693(4)
A Second Example: An Essay Drawing on Related Material in the Chapter
697(1)
Sample Essay by a Student: ``Hemingway's Unhappy Lovers''
698(3)
William Faulkner A Rose for Emily
701(11)
Zora Neale Hurston Sweat
712(9)
Bel Kaufman Sunday in the Park
721(3)
Case Study: Writing about Raymond Carver
724(19)
Raymond Carver Mine
724(1)
Raymond Carver Little Things
724(2)
Raymond Carver What We Talk about When We Talk about Love
726(8)
Raymond Carver Cathedral
734(9)
Talking about Stories
743(3)
On Rewriting
746(2)
Michael Gerber and Jonathan Schwarz What We Talk about When We Talk about Doughnuts
746(2)
Poetry
748(25)
Anonymous Western Wind
748(1)
Christopher Marlowe Come Live with Me and Be My Love
748(1)
Sir Walter Raleigh The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
749(1)
John Donne The Bait
750(1)
William Shakespeare Sonnet 29 (When, in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes)
751(1)
William Shakespeare Sonnet 116 (Let me not to the marriage of true minds)
752(1)
John Donne A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
753(2)
Andrew Marvell To His Coy Mistress
755(2)
William Blake The Garden of Love
757(1)
William Blake A Poison Tree
757(2)
Walt Whitman When I Heard at the Close of the Day
759(3)
Walt Whitman I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
762(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink
763(1)
Robert Frost The Silken Tent
764(2)
Adrienne Rich Novella
766(1)
Adrienne Rich XI (from Twenty-One Love Poems)
766(1)
Robert Pack The Frog Prince
767(1)
Joseph Brodsky Love Song
768(1)
Nikki Giovanni Love in Place
769(1)
Carol Muske Chivalry
770(1)
Kitty Tsui A Chinese Banquet
771(2)
Drama
773(3)
Terrence McNally Andre's Mother
773(3)
Making Men and Women
776(102)
Short Views
776(2)
Essays
778(4)
Steven Doloff The Opposite Sex
778(1)
Gretel Ehrlich About Men
779(3)
Fiction
782(35)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Yellow Wallpaper
782(11)
Richard Wright The Man Who Was Almost a Man
793(9)
Gloria Naylor The Two
802(6)
Alice Munro Boys and Girls
808(9)
Poetry
817(11)
Anonymous Nursery Rhyme
817(1)
Anonymous What Are Little Boys Made Of
818(1)
Anonymous Higamus, Hogamus
818(1)
Dorothy Parker General Review of the Sex Situation
819(1)
Rita Dove Daystar
820(1)
Robert Hayden Those Winter Sundays
821(1)
Theodore Roethke My Papa's Waltz
822(1)
Sharon Olds Rites of Passage
823(1)
Frank O'Hara Homosexuality
824(1)
Tess Gallagher I Stop Writing the Poem
825(1)
Julia Alvarez Woman's Work
826(1)
Marge Piercy Barbie Doll
827(1)
Drama
828(50)
Henrik Ibsen A Doll's House
828(50)
Innocence and Experience
878(176)
Short Views
878(1)
Essay
879(8)
Maya Angelou Graduation
879(8)
Fiction
887(25)
Nathaniel Hawthorne Young Goodman Brown
887(9)
James Joyce Araby
896(5)
Langston Hughes One Friday Morning
901(6)
Isaac Bashevis Singer The Son from America
907(5)
Poetry
912(8)
William Blake Infant Joy
912(1)
William Blake Infant Sorrow
912(2)
William Blake The Echoing Green
914(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins Spring and Fall
915(1)
A. E. Housman When I Was One-and-Twenty
916(1)
E. E. Cummings in Just-
917(2)
Louise Gluck The School Children
919(1)
Louise Gluck Gretel in Darkness
919(1)
Drama
920(1)
Case Study: Writing about Shakespeare's Hamlet
920(1)
A Note on the Elizabethan Theater
921(1)
A Note on Hamlet on the Stage
922(4)
A Note on the Text of Hamlet
926(128)
William Shakespeare The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
932(105)
Ernest Jones Hamlet and the Oedipus Complex
1037(2)
Anne Barton The Promulgation of Confusion
1039(3)
Stanley Wells On the First Soliloquy
1042(2)
Elaine Showalter Representing Ophelia
1044(1)
Claire Bloom Playing Gertrude on Television
1045(1)
Bernice W. Kliman The BBC Hamlet: A Television Production
1046(2)
Stanley Kauffmann At Elsinore
1048(3)
Will Saretta Branagh's Film of Hamlet
1051(3)
Studying America in Crisis: Responding to Literature of the Civil War, the Great Depression, the Vietnam War, and September 11, 2001
1054(85)
The Civil War
1054(1)
Short Views
1054(3)
Essays
1057(10)
Jefferson Davis Inaugural Address of Jefferson Davis
1057(4)
Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut November 28, 1861
1061(1)
Abraham Lincoln Address at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery
1062(1)
Martha Liggan Dear Madam
1063(2)
W. E. B. Du Bois The Lesson for Americans
1065(2)
Fiction
1067(8)
Ambrose Bierce A Horseman in the Sky
1067(4)
Stephen Crane An Episode of War
1071(4)
Poetry
1075(13)
Daniel Decatur Emmett Dixie's Land
1075(2)
Julia Ward Howe Battle Hymn of the Republic
1077(1)
Herman Melville The March into Virginia
1078(2)
Herman Melville DuPont's Round Fight
1080(1)
Herman Melville Shiloh
1080(2)
Sidney Lanier The Dying Words of Jackson
1082(2)
Walt Whitman Reconcilation
1084(1)
Walt Whitman Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night
1085(1)
Andrew Hudgins At Chancellorsville
1086(2)
The Great Depression
1088(1)
Short Views
1088(1)
Photograph
1089(1)
Ben Shahn Untitled Photographs (New York City)
1089(1)
Interviews
1090(5)
Studs Terkel Interviews with Emma Tiller, Cesar Chaves, and Diana Morgan
1090(5)
Fiction
1095(6)
Tillie Olsen I Stand Here Ironing
1095(6)
Poetry
1101(7)
E. Y. (``Yip'') Harburg Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
1101(1)
Anonymous My God, How the Money Rolls In
1102(1)
Alfred Hayes Joe Hill
1103(2)
Langston Hughes Out of Work
1105(2)
David Wagoner Hooverville
1107(1)
The Vietnam War
1108(1)
Short Views
1108(1)
Fiction
1109(15)
Molly Ivins A Short Story about the Vietnam War Memorial
1109(3)
Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried
1112(12)
Poetry
1124(1)
Yusef Komunyakaa Facing It
1124(1)
September 11, 2001
1125(1)
Short Views
1125(2)
Essays
1127(6)
John Updike Talk of the Town: September 11, 2001
1127(3)
Michael Kinsley How to Live a Rational Life
1130(3)
Fiction
1133(2)
Catharine R. Stimpson Staffing
1133(2)
Poetry
1135(4)
Billy Collins The Names
1135(2)
Deborah Garrison September Poem
1137(2)
Identity in America
1139(69)
Short Views
1139(2)
Essays
1141(10)
Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence
1141(5)
Anna Lisa Raya It's Hard Enough Being Me
1146(3)
Andrew Lam Who Will Light Incense When Mother's Gone?
1149(2)
Fiction
1151(25)
Amy Tan Two Kinds
1151(8)
Alice Walker Everyday Use
1159(7)
Katherine Min Courting a Monk
1166(10)
Poetry
1176(14)
Emma Lazarus The New Colossus
1176(1)
Thomas Bailey Aldrich The Unguarded Gates
1177(1)
Joseph Bruchac III Ellis Island
1178(2)
Edwin Arlington Robinson Richard Cory
1180(1)
Aurora Levins Morales Child of the Americas
1181(1)
Gloria Anzaldua to Live in the Borderlands Means You
1182(2)
Jimmy Santiago Baca So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans
1184(1)
Langston Hughes Theme for English B
1185(2)
Pat Parker For the white person who wants to know how to be my friend
1187(1)
Mitsuye Yamada To the Lady
1188(2)
Drama
1190(9)
Luis Valdez Los Vendidos
1190(9)
Case Study: Writing about American Indian Identity
1199(9)
Anonymous Arapaho My Children, When at First I Liked the Whites
1200(1)
Anonymous Arapaho Father, Have Pity on Me
1200(1)
Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney The Indian's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers
1201(1)
Robert Frost The Vanishing Red
1202(2)
Wendy Rose Three Thousand Dollar Death Song
1204(1)
Nila northSun Moving Camp Too Far
1205(3)
Law and Disorder
1208(112)
Short Views
1208(3)
Essays
1211(24)
Henry David Thoreau From ``Civil Disobedience''
1211(4)
George Orwell A Hanging
1215(4)
Zora Neale Hurston A Conflict of Interest
1219(2)
Martin Luther King Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail
1221(14)
Fiction
1235(1)
Seven Very Short Stories
1235(9)
Aesop A Lion and Other Animals Go Hunting
1235(2)
John (?) The Woman Taken in Adultery
1237(1)
Anonymous Three Hasidic Tales
1238(2)
Franz Kafka Before the Law
1240(2)
Elizabeth Bishop The Hanging of the Mouse
1242(2)
Three Longer Stories
1244(27)
Ursula K LeGuin The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
1244(5)
William Faulkner Barn Burning
1249(12)
James Alan McPherson An Act of Prostitution
1261(10)
Case Study: Writing about Ralph Ellison's ``Battle Royal''
1271(28)
Ralph Ellison Battle Royal
1271(11)
Booker T. Washington Atlanta Exposition Address
1282(3)
W. E. B. Du Bois Of Our Spiritual Strivings
1285(1)
W. E. B. Du Bois Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others
1286(3)
Gunnar Myrdal On Social Equality
1289(4)
Ralph Ellison On Negro Folklore
1293(2)
Ralph Ellison Life in Oklahoma City
1295(4)
Poetry
1299(10)
Anonymous Birmingham Jail
1299(2)
A. E. Housman The Carpenter's Son
1301(2)
A. E. Housman Eight O'Clock
1303(1)
A. E. Housman Oh who is that young sinner
1303(1)
A. E. Housman The laws of God, the laws of man
1304(1)
Edgar Lee Masters Judge Selah Lively
1305(1)
Claude McKay If We Must Die
1306(1)
Jimmy Santiago Baca Cloudy Day
1307(2)
Drama
1309(11)
Susan Glaspell Trifles
1309(11)
APPENDIX A Remarks about Manuscript Form
1320(5)
Basic Manuscript Form
1320(1)
Corrections in the Final Copy
1321(1)
Quotations and Quotation Marks
1321(4)
Quotation Marks or Underlining?
1324(1)
A Note on the Possessive
1324(1)
APPENDIX B Writing a Research Paper
1325(18)
What Research Is Not, and What Research Is
1325(1)
Primary and Secondary Materials
1325(3)
Locating Materials: First Steps
1326(1)
Other Bibliographic Aids
1327(1)
Taking Notes
1328(2)
Two Mechanical Aids: The Photocopier and the Word Processor
1328(1)
A Guide to Note-Taking
1329(1)
Drafting the Paper
1330(1)
Focus on Primary Sources
1331(1)
Documentation
1331(12)
What to Document: Avoiding Plagiarism
1331(2)
How to Document: Footnotes, Internal Parenthetical Citations, and a List of Works Cited (MLA Format)
1333(10)
APPENDIX C New Approaches to the Research Paper: Literature, History, and the World Wide Web
1343(30)
Case Study on Literature and History: The Internment of Japanese Americans
1343(1)
Literary Texts
1344(3)
Mitsuye Yamada The Question of Loyalty
1344(1)
David Mura An Argument: On 1942
1345(2)
Historical Sources
1347(9)
Basic Reference Books (Short Paper)
1348(1)
Getting Deeper (Medium Paper)
1349(3)
Checklist: Researching a Literary-Historical Paper
1352(1)
Other Reference Sources (Long Paper)
1352(3)
Too Much Information?
1355(1)
Electronic Sources
1356(7)
Encyclopedias: Print and Electronic Versions
1356(2)
The Internet/World Wide Web
1358(5)
Evaluating Sources on the World Wide Web
1363(1)
Checklist: Evaluating Sources on the World Wide Web
1363(1)
Documentation: Citing Sources on the World Wide Web
1364(4)
Checklist: Citing Sources on the World Wide Web
1364(1)
MLA General Conventions
1365(3)
Additional Print and Electronic Sources
1368(3)
Search Engines and Directories
1369(1)
Print Directories
1369(1)
Print Articles on Literature, History, and the WWW
1370(1)
Evaluating Websites and Materials
1371(1)
Recommended WWW Site for Scholarly Citation and the Internet/WWW
1371(1)
What Does Your Own Institution Offer?
1371(2)
APPENDIX D Glossary of Literary Terms
1373(12)
Literary Credits 1385(8)
Photo Credits 1393(2)
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems 1395(11)
Index of Terms 1406


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