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Literature : An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, Compact Edition, Interactive Edition

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Summary

Literature, Compact 4/e , the concise edition of the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genresFiction, Poetry, and Drama. As in past editions, the authors' collective poetic voice brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students' interest in the readings. An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic stories, poems, and plays. Casebooks offer in-depth look at an author or clusters of works, for example "Latin American Poetry." Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia provide inviting and illuminating introductions to the authors included and to the elements of literature. Coverage of writing about literature is also included. For those interested in literature.

Table of Contents

Preface xli
To the Instructor xlv
About the Authors lvii
Fiction
1(428)
Reading a Story
3(20)
Fable, Parable, and Tales
4(8)
The Appointment in Samarra
4(1)
W. Somerset Maugham
The Fox and the Grapes
5(1)
Aesop
The Camel and His Friends
6(2)
Bidpai
Independence
8(1)
Chuang Tzu
Godfather Death
9(3)
Jakob
Wilhelm Grimm
Plot
12(1)
The Short Story
13(7)
A & P
15(5)
John Updike
Writer's Perspective
John Updike on Writing, Why Write?
20(1)
Writing Critically
What's the Plot?
21(1)
Writing Assignment
22(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
22(1)
Point of View
23(58)
A Rose for Emily
29(8)
William Faulkner
Interpreter of Maladies
37(16)
Jhumpa Lahiri
Sonny's Blues
53(24)
James Baldwin
Writer's Perspective
James Baldwin on Writing, Race and the African American Writer
77(2)
Writing Critically
How Point of View Shapes a Story
79(1)
Writing Assignment
79(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
80(1)
Character
81(35)
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
84(8)
Katherine Anne Porter
Everyday Use
92(7)
Alice Walker
Cathedral
99(12)
Raymond Carver
Writer's Perspective
Raymond Carver on Writing, Commonplace but Precise Language
111(1)
Writing Critically
How Character Creates Action
112(1)
Writing Assignment
113(1)
Student Essay
Comparing Miss Emily and Miss Brill
113(2)
Further Suggestions for Writing
115(1)
Setting
116(34)
The Storm
119(5)
Kate Chopin
Greasy Lake
124(8)
T. Coraghessan Boyle
A Pair of Tickets
132(15)
Amy Tan
Writer's Perspective
Amy Tan on Writing, Setting the Voice
147(1)
Writing Critically
How Time and Place Set a Story
148(1)
Writing Assignment
149(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
149(1)
Tone and Style
150(35)
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
154(4)
Ernest Hemingway
Barn Burning
158(14)
William Faulkner
Irony
172(10)
Saboteur
173(9)
Ha Jin
Writer's Perspective
Ernest Hemingway on Writing, The Direct Style
182(1)
Writing Critically
Be Style-Conscious
183(1)
Writing Assignment
184(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
184(1)
Theme
185(15)
Dead Men's Path
187(3)
Chinua Achebe
Luke 15: 11--32, The Parable of the Prodigal Son
190(1)
Harrison Bergeron
191(6)
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The Themes of Science Fiction
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on Writing, Writer's Perspective
197(1)
Writing Critically
Stating the Theme
198(1)
Writing Assignment
199(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
199(1)
Symbol
200(33)
The Chrysanthemums
202(9)
John Steinbeck
The Lottery
211(7)
Shirley Jackson
No One's a Mystery
218(3)
Elizabeth Tallent
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
221(6)
Ursula K. Le Guin
Writer's Perspective
Ursula K. Le Guin on Writing, Note on ``The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas''
227(1)
Writing Critically
Recognizing Symbols
228(1)
Writing Assignment
228(1)
Student Essay
An Analysis of the Symbolism in Steinbeck's ``The Chrysanthemums''
229(3)
Further Suggestions for Writing
232(1)
Two Critical Casebooks: Edgar Allan Poe and Flannery O'Connor
233(65)
Edgar Allan Poe
233(1)
Stories
The Tell-Tale Heart
234(4)
The Masque of the Red Death
238(5)
Edgar Allan Poe on Edgar Allan Poe
The Tale and Its Effect
243(1)
On Imagination
244(1)
The Philosophy of Composition
245(8)
Critics on Edgar Allan Poe
The Father-Figure in ``The Tell-Tale Heart''
246(2)
Daniel Hoffman
A Psychoanalytic Reading of ``The Masque of the Red Death''
248(2)
Marie Bonaparte
On Poe's Genius
250(1)
Charles Baudelaire
Poe's Quest for Supernal Beauty
251(2)
James Tuttleton
Flannery O'Connor
253(1)
Stories
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
254(11)
Revelation
265(16)
Flannery O'Connor on Flannery O'Connor
Excerpt from ``On Her Own Work'': The Element of Suspense in ``A Good Man Is Hard to Find''
281(3)
On Her Catholic Faith
284(1)
Excerpt from ``The Grotesque in Southern Fiction'': The Serious Writer and the Tired Reader
284(2)
Yearbook Cartoons
286(10)
Critics on Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O'Connor and Her Readers
287(3)
Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr.
A Good Source Is Not So Hard to Find: The Real Life Misfit
290(2)
J. O. Tate
Deconstructing ``A Good Man Is Hard to Find''
292(2)
Mary Jane Schenck
The Prophet in O'Connor's ``Revelation''
294(2)
Kathleen Feeley
Writing Critically
How One Story Illuminates Another
296(1)
Writing Assignment
296(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing on Edgar Allan Poe
297(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing on Flannery O'Connor
297(1)
Stories for Further Reading
298(131)
Happy Endings
298(4)
Margaret Atwood
The Gospel According to Mark
302(5)
Jorge Luis Borges
Paul's Case
307(15)
Willa Cather
The Story of an Hour
322(2)
Kate Chopin
The House on Mango Street
324(2)
Sandra Cisneros
The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World
326(5)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Yellow Wallpaper
331(13)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Young Goodman Brown
344(10)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sweat
354(10)
Zora Neale Hurston
A Family Supper
364(8)
Kazuo Ishiguro
Araby
372(5)
James Joyce
Before the Law
377(2)
Franz Kafka
Girl
379(2)
Jamaica Kincaid
The Rocking-Horse Winner
381(12)
D. H. Lawrence
Miss Brill
393(4)
Katherine Mansfield
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
397(13)
Joyce Carol Oates
The Things They Carried
410(13)
Tim O'Brien
The Man to Send Rain Clouds
423(6)
Leslie Marmon Silko
Poetry
429(436)
Reading a Poem
433(16)
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
435(3)
William Butler Yeats
Lyric Poetry
438(2)
Piano
438(1)
D. H. Lawrence
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
439(1)
Adrienne Rich
Narrative Poetry
440(3)
Sir Patrick Spence
440(2)
Anonymous
``Out, Out---''
442(1)
Robert Frost
Dramatic Poetry
443(3)
My Last Duchess
444(2)
Robert Browning
Writer's Perspective
Adrienne Rich on Writing, Recalling ``Aunt Jennifer's Tigers''
446(1)
Writing Critically
Can a Poem Be Paraphrased?
447(1)
Ask Me
447(1)
William Stafford
A Paraphrase of ``Ask Me''
448(1)
William Stafford
Writing Assignment
448(1)
Listening to a Voice
449(28)
Tone
449(6)
My Papa's Waltz
450(1)
Theodore Roethke
For a Lady I Know
451(1)
Countee Cullen
The Author to Her Book
451(1)
Anne Bradstreet
To a Locomotive in Winter
452(1)
Walt Whitman
I like to see it lap the Miles
453(1)
Emily Dickinson
To the Desert
454(1)
Benjamin Alire Saenz
For My Daughter
455(1)
Weldon Kees
The Person in the Poem
455(7)
White Lies
456(1)
Natasha Trethewey
Luke Havergal
457(1)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Hawk Roosting
458(1)
Ted Hughes
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
459(1)
William Wordsworth
Journal Entry
460(1)
Dorothy Wordsworth
A Glass of Beer
461(1)
James Stephens
The Red Wheelbarrow
462(1)
William Carlos Williams
Irony
462(6)
Oh No
463(1)
Robert Creeley
The Unknown Citizen
464(1)
W. H. Auden
Rites of Passage
465(1)
Sharon Olds
The Golf Links
466(1)
Sarah N. Cleghorn
Civilian
466(1)
Josephine Miles
The Workbox
467(1)
Thomas Hardy
For Review and Further Study
The Chimney Sweeper
468(1)
William Blake
At the Un-National Monument Along the Canadian Border
469(1)
William Stafford
To Lucasta
469(1)
Richard Lovelace
Dulce et Decorum Est
470(1)
Wilfred Owen
Writer's Perspective
Wilfred Owen on Writing, War Poetry
471(1)
Writing Critically
Paying Attention to the Obvious
472(1)
Writing Assignment
472(1)
Student Essay
Word Choice, Tone, and Point of View in Roethke's ``My Papa's Waltz''
473(3)
Further Suggestions for Writing
476(1)
Words
477(24)
Literal Meaning: What a Poem Says First
477(4)
This Is Just to Say
478(1)
William Carlos Williams
Silence
479(1)
Marianne Moore
Down, Wanton, Down!
480(1)
Robert Graves
Batter my heart, three-personed God, for You
481(1)
John Donne
The Value of a Dictionary
481(4)
Aftermath
483(1)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Friend, on this Scaffold Thomas More Lies Dead
484(1)
J. V. Cunningham
Grass
485(1)
Carl Sandburg
Word Choice and Word Order
485(7)
Upon Julia's Clothes
487(2)
Robert Herrick
Blandeur
489(1)
Kay Ryan
The Ruined Maid
490(1)
Thomas Hardy
The Fury of Aerial Bombardment
491(1)
Richard Eberhart
Lonely Hearts
491(1)
Wendy Cope
For Review and Further Study
Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town
492(2)
E. E. Cummings
The Names
494(1)
Billy Collins
Carnation Milk
495(1)
Anonymous
My Heart Leaps up When I Behold
496(1)
William Wordsworth
Mutability
496(1)
William Wordsworth
Jabberwocky
496(2)
Lewis Carroll
Writer's Perspective
Lewis Carroll on Writing, Humpty Dumpty Explicates ``Jabberwocky''
498(1)
Writing Critically
How Much Difference Does a Word Make?
499(1)
Writing Assignment
500(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
500(1)
Saying and Suggesting
501(12)
Cargoes
502(1)
John Masefield
London
503(2)
William Blake
Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock
505(1)
Wallace Stevens
The Independent Man
506(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Epitaph
506(1)
Timothy Steele
The Listeners
506(2)
Walter de la Mare
Fire and Ice
508(1)
Robert Frost
Tears, Idle Tears
508(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Love Calls Us to the Things of This World
509(1)
Richard Wilbur
Writer's Perspective
Richard Wilbur on Writing, Concerning ``Love Calls Us to the Things of This World''
510(1)
Writing Critically
The Ways a Poem Suggests
511(1)
Writing Assignment
512(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
512(1)
Imagery
513(19)
In a Station of the Metro
513(1)
Ezra Pound
The Piercing Chill I Feel
513(2)
Taniguchi Buson
The Winter Evening Settles Down
515(1)
T. S. Eliot
Root Cellar
515(1)
Theodore Roethke
The Fish
516(2)
Elizabeth Bishop
Fork
518(1)
Charles Simic
A Route of Evanescence
518(1)
Emily Dickinson
Pied Beauty
519(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
About Haiku
519(3)
The Falling Flower
519(1)
Arakida Moritake
Heat-lightning streak
520(1)
Matsuo Basho
In the Old Stone Pool
520(1)
Matsuo Basho
On the One-Ton Temple Bell
520(1)
Taniguchi Buson
I Go
520(1)
Taniguchi Buson
Only One Guy
521(1)
Kobayashi Issa
Cricket
521(1)
Kobayashi Issa
Rain Shower from Mountain
521(1)
Suiko Matsushita
Cosmos in Bloom
521(1)
Suiko Matsushita
War Forced Us from California
521(1)
Neiji Ozawa
The War
521(1)
Neiji Ozawa
Even the Croaking of Frogs
521(1)
Hakuro Wada
A Selection of Haiku
522(1)
Etheridge Knight
Lee Gurga
Penny Harter
Jennifer Brutschy
John Ridland
Connie Bensley
For Review and Further Study
Bright Star! Would I were Steadfast as Thou Art
522(1)
John Keats
The Runner
523(1)
Walt Whitman
Image
523(1)
T. E. Hulme
Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter
523(1)
Robert Bly
Piute Creek
523(1)
Gary Snyder
H. D., Heat
524(1)
Not Waving but Drowning
524(1)
Stevie Smith
Writer's Perspective
Ezra Pound on Writing, The Image
525(1)
Writing Critically
Analyzing Images
526(1)
Writing Assignment
527(1)
Student Essay
Elizabeth Bishop's Use of Imagery in ``The Fish''
527(4)
Further Suggestions for Writing
531(1)
Figures of Speech
532(19)
Why Speak Figuratively?
532(3)
The Eagle
533(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Shall I Compare thee to a Summer's Day?
533(1)
William Shakespeare
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
534(1)
Howard Moss
Metaphor and Simile
535(5)
My Life had Stood -- a Loaded Gun
536(1)
Emily Dickinson
Flower in the Crannied Wall
537(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
To See a World in a Grain of Sand
537(1)
William Blake
Metaphors
538(1)
Sylvia Plath
Simile
538(2)
N. Scott Momaday
Other Figures
540(5)
The Wind
540(2)
James Stephens
Elegy, Written with His Own Hand in the Tower Before His Execution
542(1)
Chidiock Tichborne
You Fit into Me
543(1)
Margaret Atwood
The Cathedral Is
543(1)
John Ashbery
Plain Speaking
544(1)
Louis MacNeice
For Review and Further Study
The Silken Tent
545(1)
Robert Frost
Leaving Forever
545(1)
Denise Levertov
The Suitor
546(1)
Jane Kenyon
The Secret Sits
546(1)
Robert Frost
H. D., Love That I Bear
546(1)
Coward
547(1)
A. R. Ammons
Oh, My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
547(1)
Robert Burns
Writer's Perspective
Robert Frost on Writing, The Importance of Poetic Metaphor
548(1)
Writing Critically
How Metaphors Enlarge a Poem's Meaning
549(1)
Writing Assignment
549(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
550(1)
Song
551(21)
Singing and Saying
551(6)
To Celia
552(1)
Ben Jonson
The Cruel Mother
553(2)
Anonymous
Take, O, Take those Lips Away
555(1)
William Shakespeare
Richard Cory
556(1)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Richard Cory
556(1)
Paul Simon
Ballads
557(4)
Bonny Barbara Allan
557(3)
Anonymous
Ballad of Birmingham
560(1)
Dudley Randall
Blues
561(2)
Jailhouse Blues
562(1)
Bessie Smith
Clarence Williams
Funeral Blues
563(1)
W. H. Auden
Rap
563(2)
Run D.M.C., from Peter Piper
564(1)
For Review and Further Study
Eleanor Rigby
565(2)
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Queen of the Blues
567(2)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Writer's Perspective
Paul McCartney on Writing, Creating ``Eleanor Rigby''
569(1)
Writing Critically
Is There a Difference Between Poetry and Song?
570(1)
Writing Assignment
571(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
571(1)
Sound
572(18)
Sound as Meaning
572(4)
True Ease in Writing comes from Art, not Chance
573(2)
Alexander Pope
Who Goes with Fergus?
575(1)
William Butler Yeats
Recital
576(1)
John Updike
A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
576(1)
William Wordsworth
Alliteration and Assonance
576(3)
Eight O'Clock
578(1)
A. E. Housman
Upon Julia's Voice
578(1)
Robert Herrick
The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls
579(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Rime
579(5)
On my Boat on Lake Cayuga
580(2)
William Cole
The Hippopotamus
582(1)
Hilaire Belloc
God's Grandeur
583(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Narcissus and Echo
583(1)
Fred Chappell
Reading and Hearing Poems Aloud
584(3)
In Memoriam John Coltrane
585(1)
Michael Stillman
Full Fathom five thy Father Lies
585(1)
William Shakespeare
Lai with Sounds of Skin
586(1)
Chryss Yost
Virginia
586(1)
T. S. Eliot
Writer's Perspective
T. S. Eliot on Writing, The Music of Poetry
587(1)
Writing Critically
Is it Possible to Write About Sound?
588(1)
Writing Assignment
589(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
589(1)
Rhythm
590(18)
Stresses and Pauses
590(7)
We Real Cool
594(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Break, Break, Break
595(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount, Keep Time with My Salt Tears
595(1)
Ben Jonson
With Serving Still
596(1)
Sir Thomas Wyatt
Resume
597(1)
Dorothy Parker
Meter
597(8)
On the Imprint of the First English Edition of The Works of Max Beerbohm
597(5)
Max Beerbohm
Counting-out Rhyme
602(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
When I Was One-and-Twenty
603(1)
A. E. Housman
Heel & Toe to the End
603(1)
William Carlos Williams
Beat! Beat! Drums!
604(1)
Walt Whitman
Song of the Powers
604(1)
David Mason
Writer's Perspective
Gwendolyn Brooks on Writing, Hearing ``We Real Cool''
605(1)
Writing Critically
Freeze-Framing the Sound
606(1)
Writing Assignment
607(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
608(1)
Closed Form
608(18)
Formal Patterns
609(5)
This Living Hand, Now Warm and Capable
610(2)
John Keats
Counting the Beats
612(1)
Robert Graves
Song (``Go and Catch a Falling Star'')
613(1)
John Donne
The Sonnet
614(4)
Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds
614(1)
William Shakespeare
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why
615(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Acquainted with the Night
616(1)
Robert Frost
First Poem for You
617(1)
Kim Addonizio
Scenes from the Playroom
617(1)
R. S. Gwynn
Sine Qua Non
617(1)
A. E. Stallings
The Epigram
618(1)
A Selection of Epigrams
618--619(619)
Alexander Pope
Sir John Harrington
Langston Hughes
J. V. Cunningham
Stevie Smith
Anonymous
Other Forms
619(4)
ABC
619(1)
Robert Pinsky
Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night
620(1)
Dylan Thomas
Triolet
621(1)
Robert Bridges
Sestina
621(2)
Elizabeth Bishop
Writer's Perspective
Robert Graves on Writing, Poetic Inspiration and Poetic Form
623(1)
Writing Critically
Turning Points
624(1)
Writing Assignment
624(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
625(1)
Open Form
626(15)
Ancient Stairway
626(4)
Denise Levertov
Buffalo Bill's
630(1)
E. E. Cummings
For the Anniversary of My Death
630(1)
W. S. Merwin
The Heart
631(1)
Stephen Crane
Cavalry Crossing a Ford
631(1)
Walt Whitman
The Garret
632(1)
Ezra Pound
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
632(3)
Wallace Stevens
Visual Poetry
635(2)
Easter Wings
635(1)
George Herbert
Swan and Shadow
636(1)
John Hollander
Seeing the Logic of Open Form Verse
637(2)
In Just
637(1)
E. E. Cummings
Homage to my Hips
638(1)
Lucille Clifton
I Shall Paint My Nails Red
638(1)
Carole Satyamurti
Writer's Perspective
Walt Whitman on Writing, The Poetry of the Future
639(1)
Writing Critically
Lining Up for Free Verse
640(1)
Writing Assignment
640(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
640(1)
Symbol
641(14)
The Boston Evening Transcript
642(1)
T. S. Eliot
The Lightning is a Yellow Fork
643(2)
Emily Dickinson
Neutral Tones
645(1)
Thomas Hardy
Matthew 13: 24-30, The Parable of the Good Seed
646(1)
The World
646(2)
George Herbert
The Road Not Taken
648(1)
Robert Frost
For Review and Further Study
The Beaks of Eagles
648(1)
Robinson Jeffers
The Flight
649(1)
Sara Teasdale
The Term
650(1)
William Carlos Williams
Carrie
651(1)
Ted Kooser
Popcorn-Can Cover
651(1)
Lorine Niedecker
Anecdote of the Jar
651(1)
Wallace Stevens
Writer's Perspective
William Butler Yeats On Writing, Poetic Symbols
652(1)
Writing Critically
How to Read a Symbol
653(1)
Writing Assignment
653(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
654(1)
Myth and Narrative
655(17)
Nothing Gold Can Stay
657(1)
Robert Frost
The Oxen
657(1)
Thomas Hardy
The World Is Too Much with Us
658(1)
William Wordsworth
H. D., Helen
658(1)
Archetype
659(2)
Medusa
660(1)
Louise Bogan
Personal Myth
661(3)
The Second Coming
661(1)
William Butler Yeats
Memento Mori in Middle School
662(2)
Diane Thiel
Myth and Popular Culture
664(5)
Taken Up
665(1)
Charles Martin
Cinderella
666(3)
Anne Sexton
Writer's Perspective
Anne Sexton on Writing, Transforming Fairy Tales
669(1)
Writing Critically
Demystifying Myth
670(1)
Writing Assignment
671(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
671(1)
Poetry and Personal Identity
672(19)
Lady Lazarus
673(3)
Sylvia Plath
The Women on My Mother's Side were Known
676(1)
Julia Alvarez
Culture, Race, and Ethnicity
677(5)
America
677(1)
Claude McKay
Bilingual/Bilingue
678(2)
Rhina Espaillat
The Shrine Whose Shape I Am
680(1)
Samuel Menashe
The X in My Name
680(1)
Francisco X. Alarcon
Indian Boy Love Song (#1)
681(1)
Sherman Alexie
Facing It
681(1)
Yusef Komunyakaa
Gender
682(3)
Sous-Entendu
683(1)
Anne Stevenson
Listening
683(1)
Emily Grosholz
Men at Forty
684(1)
Donald Justice
Women
685(1)
Adrienne Rich
For Review and Further Study
Learning to Love America
685(1)
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Quinceanera
686(1)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Writer's Perspective
Being a Bilingual Writer
687(2)
Rhina Espaillat
Writing Critically
Poetic Voice and Personal Identity
689(1)
Writing Assignment
690(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
690(1)
Critical Casebook: Latin American Poetry
691(22)
Sor Juana
693(1)
Asegura La Confianza de Que Ocultura de Todo un Secreto
694(1)
She Promises to Hold a Secret in Confidence
694(1)
Diane Thiel
Presente en que el Carino Hace Regalo la Llaneza
694(1)
A Simple Gift Made Rich by Affection
694(1)
Diane Thiel
Pablo Neruda
695(1)
Muchos Somos
696(1)
We Are Many
696(1)
Alastair Reid
Cien Sonetos de Amor (V)
697(2)
One Hundred Love Sonnets (V)
698(1)
Stephen Tapscott
Jorge Luis Borges
699(2)
Amorosa Anticipacion
700(1)
Anticipation of Love
700(1)
Robert Fitzgerald
Los Enigmas
701(1)
The Enigmas
701(1)
John Updike
Octavio Paz
702(1)
Con los Ojos Cerrados
703(1)
With Our Eyes Shut
703(1)
John Felstiner
Certeza
703(1)
Certainty
703(1)
Charles Tomlinson
Surrealism in Latin American Poetry
703(9)
The Two Fridas
705(1)
Frida Kahlo
La Colera Que Quiebra al Hombre en Ninos
705(1)
Cesar Vallejo
Anger
706(1)
Cesar Vallejo
Thomas Merton
Latin American Poets on Poetry
Reply to Sor Philothea
706(1)
Sor Juana
Towards the Splendid City
707(1)
Pablo Neruda
The Riddle of Poetry
708(1)
Jorge Luis Borges
In Search of the Present
709(1)
Octavio Paz
Critics on Latin American Poetry
Endgames: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
710(1)
Stephanie Merrim
Translating Neruda
710(1)
Alastair Reid
Borges and Paz
711(1)
Emir Rodriguez Monegal
Suggestions for Writing
712(1)
Recognizing Excellence
713(19)
O Moon, When I Gaze on thy Beautiful Face
715(1)
Anonymous
Life
715(1)
Grace Treasone
A Dying Tiger-moaned for Drink
716(2)
Emily Dickinson
Thoughts on Capital Punishment
718(1)
Rod McKuen
Traveling Through the Dark
719(1)
William Stafford
Recognizing Excellence
719(10)
Sailing to Byzantium
720(2)
William Butler Yeats
On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness
722(1)
Arthur Guiterman
Ozymandias
723(1)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Whipping
724(1)
Robert Hayden
One Art
725(2)
Elizabeth Bishop
The New Colossus
727(1)
Emma Lazarus
Annabel Lee
727(2)
Edgar Allan Poe
Writer's Perspective
Edgar Allan Poe on Writing, A Long Poem Does Not Exist
729(1)
Writing Critically
How to Begin Evaluating a Poem
729(1)
Writing Assignment
730(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
731(1)
What Is Poetry?
732(3)
Some Definitions of Poetry
732(3)
Dante
Samuel Johnson
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
William Wordsworth
Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Hardy
Robert Frost
Wallace Stevens
Mina Loy
T.S. Eliot
W. H. Auden
Elizabeth Bishop
Jorge Luis Borges
Octavio Paz
William Stafford
Gwendolyn Brooks
Two Critical Casebooks: Emily Dickinson and Langston Hughes
735(36)
Emily Dickinson
735(1)
Poems
Success is Counted Sweetest
736(1)
Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!
736(1)
There's a Certain Slant of Light
737(1)
I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
737(1)
I'm Nobody! Who Are You?
738(1)
The Soul Selects Her Own Society
738(1)
Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church
739(1)
After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes
739(1)
Much Madness is Divinest Sense
739(1)
I Heard'a Fly Buzz -- When I died
740(1)
Because I Could not Stop for Death
740(1)
The Bustle in a House
741(1)
Tell all the Truth But Tell It Slant
741(1)
Emily Dickinson on Emily Dickinson
Recognizing Poetry
742(1)
Self-Description
743(8)
Critics on Emily Dickinson
Meeting Emily Dickinson
744(1)
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The Discovery of Emily Dickinson's Manuscripts
745(2)
Thomas H. Johnson
The Three Privations of Emily Dickinson
747(2)
Richard Wilbur
Dickinson and Death (A Reading of ``Because I Could not Stop for Death'')
749(2)
Cynthia Griffin Wolff
Langston Hughes
751(1)
Poems
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
752(1)
Mother to Son
752(1)
Dream Variations
753(1)
I, Too
753(1)
The Weary Blues
754(1)
Song for a Dark Girl
755(1)
Desire
755(1)
Prayer
755(1)
Battle of the Landlord
756(1)
End
757(1)
Island
757(1)
Theme for English B
757(1)
Harlem [Dream Deferred]
758(1)
Langston Hughes on Langston Hughes
The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain
759(1)
The Harlem Renaissance
760(9)
Critics on Langston Hughes
Hughes as an Experimentalist
762(1)
Arnold Rampersad
Langston Hughes and Harlem
763(2)
Rita Dove
Marilyn Nelson
Black Identity in Langston Hughes
765(1)
Darryl Pinckney
Langston Hughes and Jazz
766(2)
Peter Townsend
A Reading of ``Dream Deferred''
768(1)
Onwuchekwa Jemie
For Further Reading
769(1)
Suggestions for Writing
770(1)
Poems for Further Reading
771(94)
Lord Randall
772(1)
Anonymous
Western Wind
773(1)
Anonymous
Last Words of the Prophet
773(1)
Anonymous
Dover Beach
774(1)
Matthew Arnold
At North Farm
775(1)
John Ashbery
Romantic
775(1)
Margaret Atwood
As I Walked Out One Evening
776(2)
W. H. Auden
Musee des Beaux Arts
778(1)
W. H. Auden
Filling Station
779(2)
Elizabeth Bishop
The Tyger
781(1)
William Blake
The Preacher Ruminates: Behind the Sermon
782(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
782(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
783(2)
Robert Browning
Kubla Khan
785(2)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Care and Feeding
787(1)
Billy Collins
Somewhere I have Never Travelled, Gladly Beyond
787(1)
E. E. Cummings
Death be Not Proud
788(1)
John Donne
The Flea
789(1)
John Donne
Summit Beach, 1921
790(1)
Rita Dove
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
791(4)
T.S. Eliot
Birches
795(1)
Robert Frost
Mending Wall
796(2)
Robert Frost
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
798(1)
Robert Frost
A Supermarket in California
798(1)
Allen Ginsberg
California Hills in August
799(1)
Dana Gioia
The Man with Night Sweats
800(1)
Thom Gunn
The Convergence of the Twain
801(2)
Thomas Hardy
Those Winter Sundays
803(1)
Robert Hayden
Digging
804(1)
Seamus Heaney
Love
805(1)
George Herbert
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
806(1)
Robert Herrick
Spring and Fall
807(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Windhover
808(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now
808(1)
A. E. Housman
To an Athlete Dying Young
809(1)
A. E. Housman
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
810(1)
Randall Jarrell
To the Stone-Cutters
810(1)
Robinson Jeffers
On My First Son
811(1)
Ben Jonson
Counting the Mad
811(1)
Donald Justice
Ode on a Grecian Urn
812(2)
John Keats
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
814(1)
John Keats
Home is so Sad
815(1)
Philip Larkin
The Bull Calf
816(1)
Irving Layton
Looking for Judas
817(1)
Adrian Louis
Skunk Hour
817(2)
Robert Lowell
To His Coy Mistress
819(1)
Andrew Marvell
Recuerdo
820(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
When I consider how my light is spent
821(1)
John Milton
Poetry
822(1)
Marianne Moore
A Strange Beautiful Woman
823(1)
Marilyn Nelson
The War in the Air
824(1)
Howard Nemerov
Sorrow Moves in Wide Waves
825(1)
Lorine Niedecker
A Selection of Hokku
826(1)
Yone Noguchi
The One Girl at the Boys' Party
827(1)
Sharon Olds
Anthem for Doomed Youth
828(1)
Wilfred Owen
Ethics
829(1)
Linda Pastan
Daddy
830(2)
Sylvia Plath
A Dream within a Dream
832(1)
Edgar Allan Poe
A little Learning is a Dang'rous Thing
833(1)
Alexander Pope
The River-Merchant's Wife: a Letter
834(1)
Ezra Pound
A Different Image
835(1)
Dudley Randall
Naming of Parts
835(1)
Henry Reed
Living in Sin
836(1)
Adrienne Rich
Miniver Cheevy
837(2)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Elegy for Jane
839(1)
Theodore Roethke
When, in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes
840(1)
William Shakespeare
That Time of Year Thou Mayst in me Behold
841(1)
William Shakespeare
My Mistress' Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun
841(1)
William Shakespeare
American Poetry
842(1)
Louis Simpson
Titanic
842(1)
David R. Slavitt
Stamp Collecting
843(1)
Cathy Song
The Farm on the Great Plains
844(1)
William Stafford
The Emperor of Ice-Cream
845(1)
Wallace Stevens
Ulysses
846(2)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Fern Hill
848(2)
Dylan Thomas
Ex-Basketball Player
850(1)
John Updike
The Ten Million Flames of Los Angeles
851(2)
Amy Uyematsu
The Virgins
853(1)
Derek Walcott
Go, Lovely Rose
854(1)
Edmund Waller
I Hear America Singing
855(1)
Walt Whitman
The Writer
856(1)
Richard Wilbur
Spring and All
857(1)
William Carlos Williams
To Waken an Old Lady
858(1)
William Carlos Williams
Composed upon Westminster Bridge
859(1)
William Wordsworth
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
860(1)
James Wright
In this Strange Labyrinth
860(1)
Mary Sidney Wroth
They Flee from me that sometime did me seke
861(1)
Sir Thomas Wyatt
Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop
862(1)
William Butler Yeats
When You Are Old
863(2)
William Butler Yeats
Drama
865(548)
Reading a Play
869(34)
A Play in Its Elements
871(16)
Trifles
871(16)
Susan Glaspell
Tragedy and Comedy
887(8)
Beauty
890(5)
Jane Martin
Writer's Perspective
Susan Glaspell on Drama, Creating Trifles
895(1)
Writing Critically
Conflict Resolution
896(1)
Writing Assignment
897(1)
Student Essay
Outside Trifles
897(5)
Further Suggestions for Writing
902(1)
Critical Casebook: Sophocles
903(85)
The Theater of Sophocles
903(1)
Staging
903(4)
The Civic Role of Greek Drama
907(1)
Aristotle's Concept of Tragedy
908(2)
Sophocles
910(1)
Play
The Origins of Oedipus the King
910(76)
Oedipus the King
911(69)
Sophocles
Robert Fagles
Robert Fitzgerald on Sophocles
Translating Sophocles
980(1)
Robert Fitzgerald
Critics on Sophocles
Defining Tragedy
981(2)
Aristotle
The Destiny of Oedipus
983(1)
Sigmund Freud
On Misunderstanding Oedipus
984(1)
E. R. Dodds
The Irony of Sophocles
985(1)
A. E. Haigh
Writing Critically
Some Things Change, Some Things Don't
986(1)
Writing Assignment
987(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
987(1)
Critical Casebook: Shakespeare
988(115)
The Theater of Shakespeare
988(2)
William Shakespeare
990(1)
Play
A Note on Othello
990(106)
Othello, the Moor of Venice
991(101)
William Shakespeare
Ben Jonson on Shakespeare
On His Friend and Rival William Shakespeare
1092(1)
Ben Jonson
Critics on Shakespeare
Iago as a Triumphant Villain
1093(1)
W. H. Auden
Lucifer in Shakespeare's Othello
1093(1)
Maud Bodkin
Black and White in Othello
1094(1)
Virginia Mason Vaughan
An Asian Culture Looks at Shakespeare
1094(2)
Anthony Burgess
Writing Critically
Breaking the Language Barrier
1096(1)
Writing Assignment
1096(1)
Student Essay
Othello: Tragedy or Soap Opera?
1097(5)
Further Suggestions for Writing
1102(1)
The Modern Theater
1103(86)
Realism and Naturalism
1103(61)
A Doll's House
1106(58)
Henrik Ibsen
James McFarlane
Writer's Perspective
George Bernard Shaw on Drama, Ibsen and the Familiar Situation
1164(1)
Tragicomedy and the Absurd
1165(17)
The Cuban Swimmer
1167(15)
Milcha Sanchez-Scott
Writer's Perspective
Milcha Sanchez-Scott on Drama, Writing The Cuban Swimmer
1182(1)
Writing Critically
What's So Realistic About Realism?
1183(1)
Writing Assignment
1184(1)
Student Essay
Helmer vs. Helmer
1185(3)
Further Suggestions for Writing
1188(1)
Evaluating a Play
1189(4)
Writing Critically
Critical Performance
1190(1)
Writing Assignment
1191(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing
1191(2)
Plays for Further Reading
1193(130)
Death of a Salesman
1194(72)
Arthur Miller
Writer's Perspective
Arthur Miller on Drama, Tragedy and the Common Man
1266(3)
The Glass Menagerie
1269(51)
Tennessee Williams
Writer's Perspective
Tennessee Williams on Drama, How to Stage The Glass Menagerie
1320(3)
New Voices in American Drama
1323(90)
Am I Blue
1323(17)
Beth Henley
Writer's Perspective
Beth Henley on Drama, A Playwright Is Born
1340(1)
The Sound of a Voice
1341(15)
David Henry Hwang
Writer's Perspective
David Henry Hwang on Drama, Multicultural Theater
1356(1)
Andre's Mother
1357(3)
Terrence McNally
Writer's Perspective
Terrence McNally on Drama, How to Write a Play
1360(1)
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
1361(50)
August Wilson
Writer's Perspective
August Wilson on Drama, Black Experience in America
1411(2)
Writing
1413(2)
Writing About Literature
1415(10)
Beginning
1415(1)
Keeping a Journal
1416(1)
Using Critical Sources and Maintaining Academic Integrity
1417(1)
Discovering Essay Ideas
1417(3)
Drafting and Revising, or Creativity vs. Analysis
1420(2)
The Form of Your Finished Paper
1422(1)
Using Spell-Check and Grammer-Check Programs
1423(2)
A Little Poem Regarding Computer Spell Checkers
1424(1)
Anonymous
Jerrold H. Zar
Writing About a Story
1425(16)
Explicating
1425(5)
Sample Student Essay (Explication)
1427(3)
Analyzing
1430(7)
Sample Student Essay (Analysis)
1431(4)
Sample Student Card Report
1435(2)
Comparing and Contrasting
1437(1)
Suggestions for Writing
1438(3)
Writing About a Poem
1441(20)
Explicating
1442(5)
Design
1443(1)
Robert Frost
Sample Student Essay (Explication)
1443(4)
Analyzing
1447(3)
Sample Student Essay (Analysis)
1448(2)
Comparing and Contrasting
1450(4)
Wing-Spread
1451(1)
Abbie Huston Evans
Sample Student Essay (Comparison)
1452(2)
How to Quote a Poem
1454(2)
Before You Begin
1456(1)
Suggestions for Writing
1457(4)
In White (early draft of ``Design'')
1459(2)
Robert Frost
Writing About a Play
1461(8)
Methods
1461(2)
How to Quote a Play
1463(1)
Reviewing a Play
1464(2)
Sample Student Drama Review
1465(1)
Suggestions for Writing
1466(3)
Writing a Research Paper
1469(28)
Doing Research for an Essay
1469(2)
Evaluating and Using Internet Sources
1471(3)
Guarding Academic Integrity
1474(1)
Acknowledging and Documenting Sources
1474(9)
Concluding Thoughts
1483(1)
Writing Assignment---Research Paper
1483(1)
Student Research Paper
Kafka's Greatness
1484(6)
Reference Guide for Citations
1490(7)
Critical Approaches to Literature
1497(1)
Formalist Criticism
1498(2)
The Formalist Critic
1498(1)
Cleanth Brooks
Light and Darkness in ``Sonny's Blues''
1499(1)
Michael Clark
Biographical Criticism
1500(3)
On Elizabeth Bishop's ``One Art''
1501(1)
Brett C. Millier
The Source for Alcee Laballiere in ``The Storm''
1502(1)
Emily Toth
Historical Criticism
1503(5)
Imagism
1504(2)
Hugh Kenner
``Everyday Use'' and the Black Power Movement
1506(2)
Barbara T. Christian
Psychological Criticism
1508(3)
The Nature of Dreams
1509(1)
Sigmund Freud
Poetic Influence
1510(1)
Harold Bloom
Mythological Criticism
1511(3)
The Collective Unconscious and Archetypes
1511(1)
C. G. Jung
Myth in Faulkner's ``Barn Burning''
1512(2)
Edmond Volpe
Sociological Criticism
1514(3)
Content Determines Form
1515(1)
Georg Lukacs
Money and Labor in ``The Rocking-Horse Winner''
1516(1)
Daniel P. Watkins
Gender Criticism
1517(3)
Toward a Feminist Poetics
1518(1)
Elaine Showalter
Gender and Pathology in ``The Yellow Wallpaper''
1519(1)
Juliann Fleenor
Reader-Response Criticism
1520(3)
An Eskimo ``A Rose for Emily''
1521(1)
Stanley Fish
The End of Young Goodman Brown
1522(1)
Michael J. Colacurcio
Deconstructionist Criticism
1523(4)
The Death of the Author
1524(1)
Roland Barthes
On Wordsworth's ``A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal''
1525(2)
Geoffrey Hartman
Cultural Studies
1527(1)
Poststructuralist Cultural Critique
1528(1)
Vincent B. Leitch
What Is Cultural Studies?
1529
Mark Bauerlein
Glossary of Literary Terms 1(1)
Literary Acknowledgments 1(12)
Photo Acknowledgments 13
Index of Authors and Titles 1(1)
Index of Literary Terms
List of Authors
Media Resources


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