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Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Compact Edition,9780321475770

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

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Summary

The concise version of the discipline's most popular introductory anthology, Kennedy/Gioiars"sLiterature, Compact Edition continues to inspire students with engaging insights on reading and writing about stories, poems, and plays. Poets in their own right, editors X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia bring personal warmth and a human perspective to this compact, paperback anthology. Organized into three genresLiterature,Compact Edition presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, supported by useful writing tips, and followed by (now) six full chapters devoted to writing. A broad scope of traditional and contemporary works is provided, most headed by author images and richly detailed biographical notes and some followed by author commentary. While maintaining the characteristics of its previous editions-accessible apparatus, expansive author representation-this Compact, Fifth Edition has been re-imagined to include new casebooks, a lively new design, and more writing coverage than ever before.

Table of Contents

Preface xxxix
To the Instructor xliii
About the Authors lv
FICTION
1 Reading a Story
3(20)
Fable, Parable, and Tale
4(9)
W. Somerset Maugham
THE APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA
4(1)
A servant tries to gallop away from Death in this brief sardonic fable retold in memorable form by a popular storyteller.
Aesop
THE NORTH WIND AND THE SUN
5(1)
The North Wind and the Sun argue who is stronger and decide to try their powers on an unsuspecting traveler.
Bidpai
THE CAMEL AND HIS FRIENDS
6(1)
With friends like these, you can guess what the camel doesn't need.
Chuang Tzu
INDEPENDENCE
8(1)
The Prince of Ch'u asks the philosopher Chuang Tzu to become his advisor and gets a surprising reply in this classic Chinese fable.
Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm
GODFATHER DEATH
9(1)
Neither God nor the Devil came to the christening.
In this stark folktale, a young man receives magical powers with a string attached.
Plot
The Short Story
13(7)
John Updike
A&P
14(1)
In walk three girls in nothing but bathing suits, and Sammy finds himself no longer an aproned checkout clerk but an armored knight.
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
John Updike
WHY WRITE?
20(1)
WRITING ABOUT PLOT
Paying Attention to Plot
20(1)
CHECKLIST
Analyzing Plot
21(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON PLOT
22(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
22(1)
2 Point of View
23(51)
William Faulkner
A ROSE FOR EMILY
28(7)
Proud, imperious Emily Grierson defied the town from the fortress of her mansion.
Who could have guessed the secret that lay within?
Anne Tyler
TEENAGE WASTELAND
35(8)
With her troubled son, his teachers, and a peculiar tutor all giving her their own versions of what's going on with him, what's a mother to do?
James Baldwin
SONNY'S BLUES
43(21)
Two brothers in Harlem see life differently.
The older brother is the sensible family man, but Sonny wants to be a jazz musician.
Alice Walker
EVERYDAY USE
64(7)
When successful Dee visits from the city, she has changed her name to reflect her African roots.
Her mother and sister notice other things have changed, too.
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
James Baldwin
RACE AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITER
71(1)
WRITING ABOUT POINT OF VIEW
How Point of View Shapes a Story
72(1)
CHECKLIST
Understanding Point of View
72(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON POINT OF VIEW
72(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
73(1)
3 Character
74(39)
Katherine Anne Porter
THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL
77(7)
For sixty years Ellen Weatherall has fought back the memory of that terrible day, but now once more the priest waits in the house.
Katherine Mansfield
MISS BRILL
84(3)
Sundays had long brought joy to solitary Miss Brill, until one fateful day when she happened to share a bench with two lovers in the park.
Tobias Wolff
THE RICH BROTHER
87(12)
Blood may be thicker than water, but sometimes the tension between brothers is thicker than blood.
Raymond Carver
CATHEDRAL
99(11)
He had never expected to find himself trying to describe a cathedral to a blind man.
He hadn't even wanted to meet this odd, old friend of his wife.
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Raymond Carver
COMMONPLACE BUT PRECISE LANGUAGE
110(1)
WRITING ABOUT CHARACTER
How Character Creates Action
111(1)
CHECKLIST
Writing About Character
111(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON CHARACTER
111(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
112(1)
4 Setting
113(31)
Kate Chopin
THE STORM
116(4)
Even with her husband away, Calixta feels happily, securely married.
Why then should she not shelter an old admirer from the rain?
T. Coraghessan Boyle
GREASY LAKE
120(7)
Murky and strewn with beer cans, the lake appears a wasteland.
On its shore three "dangerous characters" learn a lesson one grim night.
Amy Tan
A PAIR OF TICKETS
127(14)
A young woman flies with her father to China to meet two half sisters she never knew existed.
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Amy Tan
SETTING THE VOICE
141(1)
WRITING ABOUT SETTING
The Importance of Setting
142(1)
CHECKLIST
Analyzing Setting
142(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON SETTING
142(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
143(1)
5 Tone and Style
144(36)
Ernest Hemingway
A CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED PLACE
147(4)
All by himself each night, the old moot lingers in the bright café.
What does he need more than brandy?
William Faulkner
BARN BURNING
151(12)
This time when Ab Snopes wields his blazing torch, his son Sarty faces a dilemma: whether to obey or defy the vengeful old man.
Irony
163(14)
O. Henry
THE GIFT OF THE MAGI
165(1)
A young husband and wife find ingenious ways to buy each other Christmas presents, in the classic story that defines the word "irony."
Ha Jin
SABOTEUR
169(1)
When the police unfairly arrest Mr. Chiu, he hopes for justice.
After witnessing their brutality, he quietly plans revenge.
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Ernest Hemingway
177(1)
WRITING ABOUT TONE AND STYLE
Be Style-Conscious
177(1)
CHECKLIST
Thinking About Tone and Style
178(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON TONE AND STYLE
178(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
179(1)
6 Theme
180(26)
Chinua Achebe
DEAD MEN'S PATH
182(3)
The new headmaster of the village school was determined to fight superstition, but the villagers did agree.
Alice Munro
HOW I MET MY HUSBAND
185(12)
When Edie meets the carnival pilot, her life gets more complicated than she expects.
Luke 15:11-32
THE PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON
197(1)
A father has two sons.
One demands his inheritance now and leaves to spend it with ruinous results.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
HARRISON BERGERON
198(5)
Are you handsome?
Off with your eyebrows!
Are you brainy?
Let a transmitter sound thought-shattering beeps inside your ear.
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
THE THEMES OF SCIENCE FICTION
203(1)
WRITING ABOUT THEME
Stating the Theme
204(1)
CHECKLIST
Determining a Story's Theme
205(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON THEME
205(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
205(1)
7 Symbol
206(31)
John Steinbeck
THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS
208(8)
Fenced-in Elisa feels emotionally starved—then her life promises to blossom with the arrival of the scissors-grinding man.
Shirley Jackson
THE LOTTERY
216(6)
Splintered and faded, the sinister black box had worked its annual terror for longer than anyone in town could remember.
Elizabeth Tallent
NO ONE'S A MYSTERY
222(3)
A two-page story speaks volumes about an open-hearted girl and her married lover.
Ursula K. Le Guin
THE ONES WHO WALK AWAY FROM OMELAS
225(5)
Omelas is the perfect city.
All of its inhabitants are happy.
But everyone's prosperity depends on a hidden evil.
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Shirley Jackson
BIOGRAPHY OF A STORY
230(2)
WRITING ABOUT SYMBOLS
Recognizing Symbols
232(1)
CHECKLIST
Thinking About Symbols
233(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON SYMBOLS
233(3)
Student Paper
AN ANALYSIS OF THE SYMBOLISM IN STEINBECK'S "THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS"
233(3)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
236(1)
8 Critical Casebook: Flannery O'Connor
237(41)
Flannery O'Connor
A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND
238(10)
Wanted: The Misfit, a cold-blooded killer.
An ordinary family vacation leads to horror—and one moment of redeeming grace.
Flannery O'Connor
REVELATION
248(15)
Mrs. Turpin thinks herself Jesus' favorite child, until she meets a troubled college girl.
Soon violence flares in a doctor's waiting room.
Flannery O'Connor ON Writing
FROM "ON HER OWN WORK"
263(2)
ON HER CATHOLIC FAITH
265(1)
FROM "THE GROTESQUE IN SOUTHERN FICTION"
266(1)
Critics ON Flannery O'Connor
Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr.
FLANNERY O'CONNOR AND HER READERS
267(3)
J.O. Tate
A GOOD SOURCE IS NOT SO HARD TO FIND: THE REAL LIFE MISFIT
270(2)
Mary Jane Schenck
DECONSTRUCTING "A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND"
272(1)
Kathleen Feeley
THE PROPHET IN O'CONNOR'S "REVELATION"
273(3)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITING ABOUT AN AUTHOR
How One Story Illuminates Another
276(1)
CHECKLIST
Reading an Author in Depth
276(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON AN AUTHOR
277(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
277(1)
9 Critical Casebook: Two Stories in Depth
278(31)
Edgar Allan Poe
278(5)
THE TELL-TALE HEART
279(4)
The smoldering eye at last extinguished, a murderer finds that, despite all his attempts at a cover-up, his victim will be heard.
Edgar Allan Poe ON Writing
THE TALE AND ITS EFFECT
283(1)
ON IMAGINATION
284(1)
THE PHILOSOPHY OF COMPOSITION
284(1)
Critics ON "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Daniel Hoffman
THE FATHER-FIGURE IN "THE TELL-TALE HEART"
285(2)
Scott Peeples
"THE TELL-TALE HEART" AS A LOVE STORY
287(1)
John Chua
THE FIGURE OF THE DOUBLE IN POE
288(2)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
290(11)
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
290(11)
A doctor prescribes a "rest cure" for his wife after the birth of their child.
The new mother tries to settle in to life in the isolated and mysterious country house they have rented for the summer.
The cure proves worse than the disease in this Gothic classic.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman ON Writing
WHY I WROTE "THE YELLOW WALLPAPER"
301(1)
WHATEVER IS
302(1)
THE NERVOUS BREAKDOWN OF WOMEN
303(1)
Critics ON "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Juliann Fleenor
GENDER AND PATHOLOGY IN "THE YELLOW WALLPAPER"
304(1)
Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar
IMPRISONMENT AND ESCAPE: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CONFINEMENT
305(2)
Elizabeth Ammons
BIOGRAPHICAL ECHOES IN "THE YELLOW WALLPAPER"
307(2)
10 Stories for Further Reading
309(1)
Margaret Atwood
HAPPY ENDINGS
309(3)
John and Mary meet.
What happens next?
This witty experimental story offers five different outcomes.
Jorge Luis Borges
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK
312(4)
A young man from Buenos Aires is trapped by a flood on an isolated ranch.
To pass the time he reads the Gospel to a family with unforeseen results.
John Cheever
THE FIVE-FORTY-EIGHT
316(10)
After their brief affair, Blake fired his secretary.
He never expected she would seek revenge.
Kate Chopin
THE STORY OF AN HOUR
326(2)
"There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully.
What was it?
She did not know; it was too subtle and elusive to name."
Sandra Cisneros
THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET
328(1)
Does where we live tell what we are?
A little girl dreams of a new house, but things don't always turn out the way we want them to.
Gabriel Garcia Márquez
THE HANDSOMEST DROWNED MAN IN THE WORLD
329(4)
Even in death, a mysterious stranger has a profound effect on all of the people in the village.
Dagoberto Gilb
LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
333(8)
"You have to look on the bright side" is the motto of this story's narrator, but that gets harder and harder to do as things just keep on getting worse.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN
341(10)
Urged on through deepening woods, a young Puritan sees—or dreams he sees—good villagers hasten toward a diabolic rite.
Zora Neale Hurston
SWEAT
351(8)
Delia's hard work paid for her small house.
Now her drunken husband Sykes has promised it to another woman.
James Joyce
ARABY
359(5)
If only he can find her a token, she might love him in return.
As night falls, a Dublin boy hurries to make his dream come true.
Franz Kafka
BEFORE THE LAW
364(1)
A man from the country comes in search of the Law.
He never guesses what will prevent him from finding it in this modern parable.
Jamaica Kincaid
GIRL
365(2)
"Try to walk like a lady, and not like the slut you are so bent on becoming."
An old-fashioned mother tells her daughter how to live.
D.H. Lawrence
THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER
367(10)
Wild-eyed "as if something were going to explode in him," the boy predicts each winning horse, and gamblers rush to bet a thousand pounds.
Joyce Carol Oates
WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
377(12)
Alone in the house, Connie finds herself helpless before the advances of a spellbinding imitation teenager, Arnold Friend.
Tim O'Brien
THE THINGS THEY CARRIED
389(12)
What each soldier carried into the combat zone was largely determined by necessity, but each man's necessities differed.
Octavio Paz
MY LIFE WITH THE WAVE
401(4)
Meet the oddest couple ever, in this story by a Nobel Prize-winning poet.
Leslie Marmon Silko
THE MAN TO SEND RAIN CLOUDS
405(3)
When old Teofilo dies, his friends give him a tribal burial to ensure that the rains will come for the pueblo.
But can they also convince Father Paul to take part in the pagan ceremony?
Helena Maria Viramontes
THE MOTHS
408(4)
An angry adolescent performs a final act of love for the grandmother who made her feel "safe and guarded and not alone."
Eudora Welty
A WORN PATH
412(13)
When the man said to old Phoenix, "you must be a hundred years old, and scared of nothing," he might have been exaggerating, but not by much.
POETRY
11 Reading a Poem
423(412)
William Butler Yeats
THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE
425(2)
Lyric Poetry
427(2)
D.H. Lawrence
PIANO
428(1)
Adrienne Rich
AUNT JENNIFER'S TIGERS
428(1)
Narrative Poetry
429(3)
Anonymous
SIR PATRICK SPENCE
429(2)
Robert Frost
"OUT, OUT—"
431(1)
Dramatic Poetry
432(3)
Robert Browning
MY LAST DUCHESS
432(3)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Adrienne Rich
RECALLING "AUNT JENNIFER'S TIGERS"
435(1)
WRITING A PARAPHRASE
Can a Poem Be Paraphrased?
435(1)
William Stafford
ASK ME
436(1)
William Stafford
A PARAPHRASE OF "ASK ME"
436(1)
CHECKLIST
Paraphrasing a Poem
437(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON PARAPHRASING
437(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
437(1)
12 Listening to a Voice
438(1)
Tone
438(6)
Theodore Roethke
MY PAPA'S WALTZ
438(1)
Countee Cullen
FOR A LADY I KNOW
439(1)
Anne Bradstreet
THE AUTHOR TO HER BOOK
440(1)
Walt Whitman
TO A LOCOMOTIVE IN WINTER
441(1)
Emily Dickinson
I LIKE TO SEE IT LAP THE MILES
442(1)
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
TO THE DESERT
443(1)
Weldon Kees
FOR MY DAUGHTER
443(1)
The Person in the Poem
444(7)
Natasha Trethewey
A WHITE LIES
444(2)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
LUKE HAVERGAL
446(1)
Ted Hughes
HAWK ROOSTING
447(1)
Suji Kwock Kim
MONOLOGUE FOR AN ONION
448(1)
William Wordsworth
I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD
449(1)
Dorothy Wordsworth
A JOURNAL ENTRY
450(1)
Anne Sexton
HER KIND
450(1)
William Carlos Williams
THE RED WHEELBARROW
451(1)
Irony
451(6)
Robert Creeley
OH NO
452(1)
W.H. Auden
THE UNKNOWN CITIZEN
453(1)
Sharon Olds
RITES OF PASSAGE
454(1)
Sarah N. Cleghorn
THE GOLF LINKS
455(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
SECOND FIG
455(1)
Thomas Hardy
THE WORKBOX
456(1)
For Review and Further Study
William Blake
THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER
457(1)
William Stafford
AT THE UN-NATIONAL MONUMENT ALONG THE CANADIAN BORDER
458(1)
Richard Lovelace
TO LUCASTA
458(1)
Wilfred Owen
DULCE ET DECORUM EST
459(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Wilfred Owen
WAR POETRY
460(1)
WRITING ABOUT VOICE
Listening to Tone
460(1)
CHECKLIST
Analyzing Tone
461(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON TONE
462(4)
Student Paper
WORD CHOICE, TONE, AND POINT OF VIEW IN ROETHKE'S "MY PAPA'S WALTZ"
463(3)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
466(1)
13 Words
467(1)
Literal Meaning: What a Poem Says First
467(4)
William Carlos Williams
THIS IS JUST TO SAY
468(1)
Marianne Moore
SILENCE
469(1)
Robert Graves
DOWN, WANTON, DOWN!
469(1)
John Donne
BATTER MY HEART, THREE-PERSONED GOD, FOR YOU
470(1)
The Value of a Dictionary
471(4)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
AFTERMATH
472(2)
J.V. Cunningham
FRIEND, ON THIS SCAFFOLD THOMAS MORE LIES DEAD
474(1)
Kelly Cherry
ADVICE TO A FRIEND WHO PAINTS
474(1)
Carl Sandburg
GRASS
474(1)
Word Choice and Word Order
475(6)
Robert Herrick
UPON JULIA'S CLOTHES
477(1)
Kay Ryan
BLANDEUR
478(1)
Thomas Hardy
THE RUINED MAID
479(1)
Richard Eberhart
THE FURY OF AERIAL BOMBARDMENT
480(1)
Wendy Cope
LONELY HEARTS
480(1)
For Review and Further Study
E.E. Cummings
ANYONE LIVED IN A PRETTY HOW TOWN
481(1)
Anonymous
CARNATION MILK
482(1)
Kenneth Rexroth
VITAMINS AND ROUGHAGE
483(1)
Gina Valdes
ENGLISH CON SALSA
483(1)
Lewis Carroll
JABBERWOCKY
484(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Lewis Carroll
HUMPTY DUMPTY EXPLICATES "JABBERWOCKY"
485(1)
WRITING ABOUT DICTION
Every Word Counts
486(1)
CHECKLIST
Thinking About Word Choice
487(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON WORD CHOICE
487(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
488(1)
14 Saying and Suggesting
489(1)
John Masefield
CARGOES
490(1)
William Blake
LONDON
491(2)
Wallace Stevens
DISILLUSIONMENT OF TEN O'CLOCK
493(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
SOUTHEAST CORNER
493(1)
Timothy Steele
EPITAPH
494(1)
E.E. Cummings
NEXT TO OF COURSE GOD AMERICA I
494(1)
Robert Frost
FIRE AND ICE
495(1)
Clare Rossini
FINAL LOVE NOTE
495(1)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
TEARS, IDLE TEARS
496(1)
Richard Wilbur
LOVE CALLS US TO THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD
496(2)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Richard Wilbur
CONCERNING "LOVE CALLS US TO THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD"
498(1)
WRITING ABOUT DENOTATION AND CONNOTATION
The Ways a Poem Suggests
498(1)
CHECKLIST
Analyzing What a Poem Says and Suggests
499(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON DENOTATION AND CONNOTATION
500(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
500(1)
15 Imagery
501(1)
Ezra Pound
IN A STATION OF THE METRO
501(1)
Taniguchi Buson
THE PIERCING CHILL I FEEL
501(2)
T.S. Eliot
THE WINTER EVENING SETTLES DOWN
503(1)
Theodore Roethke
ROOT CELLAR
503(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
THE FISH
504(2)
Anne Stevenson
THE VICTORY
506(1)
Emily Dickinson
A ROUTE OF EVANESCENCE
506(1)
Jean Toomer
REAPERS
507(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
PIED BEAUTY
507(1)
About Haiku
508(1)
Arakida Moritake
THE FALLING FLOWER
508(1)
Matsuo Basho
HEAT-LIGHTNING STREAK
509(1)
Matsuo Basho
IN THE OLD STONE POOL
509(1)
Taniguchi Buson
ON THE ONE-TON TEMPLE BELL
509(1)
Taniguchi Buson
I GO
509(1)
Kobayashi Issa
ONLY ONE GUY
509(1)
Kobayashi Issa
CRICKET
509(1)
Haiku from Japanese Internment Camps
509(1)
Suiko Matsushita
RAIN SHOWER FROM MOUNTAIN
510(1)
Neiji Ozawa
WAR FORCED US FROM CALIFORNIA
510(1)
Hakuro Wada
EVEN THE CROAKING OF FROGS
510(1)
Contemporary Haiku
510(1)
Etheridge Knight, Lee Gurga, Penny Harter, Jennifer Brutschy, John Ridland, Connie Bensley, Adelle Foley, Garry Gay
510(1)
For Review and Further Study
John Keats
BRIGHT STAR! WOULD I WERE STEADFAST AS THOU ART
511(1)
Walt Whitman
THE RUNNER
512(1)
T.E. Hulme
IMAGE
512(1)
William Carlos Williams
EL HOMBRE
512(1)
Chana Bloch
TIRED SEX
512(1)
Robert Bly
DRIVING TO TOWN LATE TO MAIL A LETTER
513(1)
Rita Dove
A SILOS
513(1)
Louise Glück
MOCK ORANGE
513(1)
Billy Collins
EMBRACE
514(1)
Stevie Smith
NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING
514(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Ezra Pound
THE IMAGE
515(1)
WRITING ABOUT IMAGERY
Analyzing Images
516(1)
CHECKLIST
Thinking About Imagery
517(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON IMAGERY
517(5)
Student Paper
ELIZABETH BISHOP'S USE OF IMAGERY IN "THE FISH"
517(5)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
522(1)
16 Figures of Speech
523(1)
Why Speak Figuratively?
523(2)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
THE EAGLE
524(1)
William Shakespeare
SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER'S DAY?
524(1)
Howard Moss
SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER'S DAY?
525(1)
Metaphor and Simile
525(4)
Emily Dickinson
MY LIFE HAD STOOD - A LOADED GUN
527(1)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
FLOWER IN THE CRANNIED WALL
527(1)
William Blake
TO SEE A WORLD IN A GRAIN OF SAND
528(1)
Sylvia Plath
METAPHORS
528(1)
N. Scott Momaday
SIMILE
528(1)
Other Figures of Speech
529(5)
James Stephens
THE WIND
530(2)
Margaret Atwood
YOU FIT INTO ME
532(1)
John Ashbery
THE CATHEDRAL IS
532(1)
Dana Gioia
MONEY
532(1)
Charles Simic
MY SHOES
533(1)
For Review and Further Study
Robert Frost
THE SILKEN TENT
534(1)
April Lindner
LOW TIDE
535(1)
Jane Kenyon
THE SUITOR
535(1)
Robert Frost
THE SECRET SITS
536(1)
A.R. Ammons
COWARD
536(1)
Heather McHugh
LANGUAGE LESSON, 1976
536(1)
Robert Burns
OH, MY LOVE IS LIKE A RED, RED ROSE
537(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Robert Frost
THE IMPORTANCE OF POETIC METAPHOR
537(1)
WRITING ABOUT METAPHORS
How Metaphors Enlarge a Poem's Meaning
538(1)
CHECKLIST
Analyzing Metaphor
538(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON FIGURES OF SPEECH
538(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
539(1)
17 Song
540(1)
Singing and Saying
540(6)
Ben Jonson
TO CELIA
541(1)
Anonymous
THE CRUEL MOTHER
542(1)
William Shakespeare
O MISTRESS MINE
543(1)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
RICHARD CORY
544(1)
Paul Simon
RICHARD CORY
545(1)
Ballads
546(3)
Anonymous
BONNY BARBARA ALLAN
546(2)
Dudley Randall
BALLAD OF BIRMINGHAM
548(1)
Blues
549(2)
Bessie Smith with Clarence Williams
JAILHOUSE BLUES
550(1)
W.H. Auden
FUNERAL BLUES
550(1)
Rap
551(2)
Run D.M.C.
FROM PETER PIPER
552(1)
For Review and Further Study
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
ELEANOR RIGBY
553(1)
Aimee Mann
DEATHLY
554(2)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Paul McCartney
CREATING "ELEANOR RIGBY"
556(1)
WRITING ABOUT SONG LYRICS
Poetry's Close Kinship with Song
556(1)
CHECKLIST
Looking at Lyrics as Poetry
557(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON SONG LYRICS
557(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
557(1)
18 Sound
558(1)
Sound as Meaning
558(4)
Alexander Pope
TRUE EASE IN WRITING COMES FROM ART, NOT CHANCE
559(2)
William Butler Yeats
WHO GOES WITH FERGUS?
561(1)
John Updike
RECITAL
561(1)
William Wordsworth
A SLUMBER DID MY SPIRIT SEAL
562(1)
Aphra Behn
WHEN MAIDENS ARE YOUNG
562(1)
Alliteration and Assonance
562(3)
A.E. Housman
EIGHT O'CLOCK
563(1)
James Joyce
ALL DAY I HEAR
564(1)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
THE SPLENDOR FALLS ON CASTLE WALLS
564(1)
Rime
565(5)
William Cole
ON MY BOAT ON LAKE CAYUGA
565(2)
Hilaire Belloc
THE HIPPOPOTAMUS
567(1)
Ogden Nash
THE PANTHER
567(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
GOD'S GRANDEUR
568(1)
Fred Chappell
NARCISSUS AND ECHO
569(1)
Reading Poems Aloud
570(2)
Michael Stillman
IN MEMORIAM JOHN COLTRANE
570(1)
William Shakespeare
FULL FATHOM FIVE THY FATHER LIES
571(1)
Chryss Yost
LAI WITH SOUNDS OF SKIN
571(1)
T.S. Eliot
VIRGINIA
572(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
T.S. Eliot
THE MUSIC OF POETRY
572(1)
WRITING ABOUT SOUND
Listening to the Music
573(1)
CHECKLIST
Writing About a Poem's Sound
574(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON SOUND
574(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
574(1)
19 Rhythm
575(1)
Stresses and Pauses
575(6)
Gwendolyn Brooks
WE REAL COOL
579(1)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
BREAK, BREAK, BREAK
579(1)
Ben Jonson
SLOW, SLOW, FRESH FOUNT, KEEP TIME WITH MY SALT TEARS
580(1)
Dorothy Parker
RÉSUMÉ
581(1)
Meter
581(8)
Max Beerbohm
ON THE IMPRINT OF THE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF THE WORKS OF MAX BEERBOHM
581(5)
Edna St. Vincent Milley
COUNTING-OUT RHYME
586(1)
A.E. Housman
WHEN I WAS ONE-AND-TWENTY
586(1)
William Carlos Williams
SMELL!
587(1)
Walt Whitman
BEAT! BEAT! DRUMS!
587(1)
David Mason
SONG OF THE POWERS
588(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Gwendolyn Brooks
HEARING "WE REAL COOL"
589(1)
WRITING ABOUT RHYTHM
Freeze-Framing the Sound
589(1)
CHECKLIST
Scanning a Poem
590(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON RHYTHM
590(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
591(1)
20 Closed Form
592(1)
Formal Patterns
593(5)
John Keats
THIS LIVING HAND, NOW WARM AND CAPABLE
593(2)
Robert Graves
COUNTING THE BEATS
595(1)
John Donne
SONG "GO AND CATCH A FALLING STAR"
596(1)
Phillis Levin
BRIEF BIO
597(1)
The Sonnet
598(6)
William Shakespeare
LET ME NOT TO THE MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS
598(1)
Michael Drayton
SINCE THERE'S NO HELP, COME LET US KISS AND PART
599(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
WHAT LIPS MY LIPS HAVE KISSED, AND WHERE, WHY
600(1)
Robert Frost
ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT
600(1)
Kim Addonizio
FIRST POEM FOR YOU
601(1)
Mark Jarman
UNHOLY SONNET: HANDS FOLDED
601(1)
Timothy Steele
SUMMER
601(1)
A.E. Stallings
SINE QUA NON
602(1)
R.S. Gwynn
SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET
603(1)
The Epigram
604(1)
Alexander Pope, Sir John Harrington, Langston Hughes, J.V. Cunningham, Stevie Smith, Anonymous
A SELECTION OF EPIGRAMS
604(1)
Other Forms
605(3)
Robert Pinsky
ABC
605(1)
Dylan Thomas
DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT
606(1)
Robert Bridges
TRIOLET
606(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
SESTINA
607(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
A.E. Stallings
ON FORM AND ARTIFICE
608(1)
WRITING ABOUT FORM
Turning Points
609(1)
CHECKLIST
Thinking About a Sonnet
610(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON A SONNET
610(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
610(1)
21 Open Form
611(1)
Denise Levertov
ANCIENT STAIRWAY
611(3)
E.E. Cummings
BUFFALO BILL'S
614(1)
W.S. Merwin
FOR THE ANNIVERSARY DEATH
615(1)
Stephen Crane
THE HEART
615(1)
Walt Whitman
CAVALRY CROSSING A FORD
616(1)
Ezra Pound
SALUTATION
616(1)
Wallace Stevens
THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACKBIRD
616(3)
Prose Poetry
619(1)
Charles Simic
THE MAGIC STUDY OF HAPPINESS
619(1)
Visual Poetry
619(3)
George Herbert
EASTER WINGS
620(1)
John Hollander
SWAN AND SHADOW
621(1)
Seeing the Logic of Open Form Verse
622(2)
E.E. Cummings
IN JUST
622(1)
Carole Satyamurti
I SHALL PAINT MY NAILS RED
623(1)
Alice Fulton
FAILURE
623(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Walt Whitman
THE POETRY OF THE FUTURE
624(1)
WRITING ABOUT FREE VERSE
Lining Up for Free Verse
625(1)
CHECKLIST
Analyzing Line Breaks in Free Verse
626(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON OPEN FORM
626(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
626(1)
22 Symbol
627(1)
T.S. Eliot
THE BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT
628(1)
Emily Dickinson
THE LIGHTNING IS A YELLOW FORK
629(1)
Thomas Hardy
NEUTRAL TONES
630(1)
Matthew 13:24-30
THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SEED
631(1)
George Herbert
THE WORLD
632(1)
Edwin Markham
OUTWITTED
633(1)
Robert Frost
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
633(1)
Christina Rossetti
UPHILL
634(1)
For Review and Further Study
William Carlos Williams
THE TERM
635(1)
Ted Kooser
CARRIE
635(1)
Jane Hirshfield
TREE
635(1)
Lorine Niedecker
POPCORN-CAN COVER
636(1)
Wallace Stevens
ANECDOTE OF THE JAR
636(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
William Butler Yeats
POETIC SYMBOLS
637(1)
WRITING ABOUT SYMBOLS
Reading a Symbol
637(1)
CHECKLIST
Analyzing a Symbol
638(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON SYMBOLISM
638(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
638(1)
23 Myth and Narrative
639(1)
Robert Frost
NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY
640(1)
William Wordsworth
THE WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH US
641(1)
H.D.
HELEN
641(1)
Archetype
642(3)
Louise Bogan
MEDUSA
643(1)
John Keats
LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI
644(1)
Personal Myth
645(2)
William Butler Yeats
THE SECOND COMING
646(1)
Myth and Popular Culture
647(4)
Andrea Hollander Budy
SNOW WHITE
648(1)
Anne Sexton
CINDERELLA
648(3)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Anne Sexton
TRANSFORMING FAIRY TALES
651(1)
WRITING ABOUT MYTH
Demystifying Myth
652(1)
CHECKLIST
Thinking About Myth
653(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON MYTH
653(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
653(1)
24 Poetry and Personal Identity
654(1)
Sylvia Plath
LADY LAZARUS
655(3)
Rhina Espaillat
BILINGUAL/BILINGÜE
658(1)
Culture, Race, and Ethnicity
659(5)
Claude McKay
AMERICA
659(1)
Samuel Menashe
THE SHRINE WHOSE SHAPE I AM
660(1)
Francisco X. Alarcón
THE X IN MY NAME
661(1)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
QUINCEAÑERA
661(1)
Amy Uyematsu
DELIBERATE
662(1)
Yusef Komunyakaa
IN FACING IT
663(1)
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
LEARNING TO LOVE AMERICA
664(1)
Gender
664(3)
Anne Stevenson
SOUS-ENTENDU
665(1)
Donald Justice
MEN AT FORTY
666(1)
Adrienne Rich
WOMEN
666(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Rhina Espaillat
BEING A BILINGUAL WRITER
667(1)
WRITING ABOUT THE POETRY OF PERSONAL IDENTITY
Poetic Voice and Personal Identity
668(1)
CHECKLIST
Writing About Voice and Personal Identity
669(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON PERSONAL IDENTITY
669(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
669(1)
25 Poetry in Spanish: Literature of Latin America
670(2)
Sor Juana
ASEGURA LA CONFIANZA DE QUE OCULTURÁ DE TODO UN SECRETO
672(1)
Translated by Diane Thiel
SHE PROMISES TO HOLD A SECRET IN CONFIDENCE
672(1)
Sor Juana
PRESENTE EN QUE EL CARIÑO HACE REGALO LA LLANEZA
672(1)
Translated by Diane Thiel
A SIMPLE GIFT MADE RICH BY AFFECTION
672(1)
Pablo Neruda
MUCHOS SOMOS
673(2)
Translated by Alastair Reid
WE ARE MANY
673(2)
Pablo Neruda
CIEN SONETOS DE AMOR (V)
675(1)
Translated by Stephen Tapscott
ONE HUNDRED LOVE SONNETS (V)
675(1)
Jorge Luis Borges
AMOROSA ANTICIPACIÓN
676(1)
Translated by Robert Fitzgerald
ANTICIPATION OF LOVE
677(1)
Jorge Luis Borges
LOS ENIGMAS
677(2)
Translated by John Updike
THE ENIGMAS
678(1)
Octavio Paz
CON LOS OJOS CERRADOS
679(1)
Translated by Eliot Weinberger
WITH EYES CLOSED
679(1)
Octavio Paz
CERTEZA
679(1)
Translated by Charles Tomlinson
CERTAINTY
679(1)
Surrealism in Latin American Poetry
680(3)
Frida Kahlo
THE TWO FRIDAS
681(1)
César Vallejo
LA COLERA QUE QUIEBRA AL HOMBRE EN NIÑOS
681(1)
Translated by Thomas Merton
ANGER
682(1)
WRITERS ON WRITING
Octavio Paz
IN SEARCH OF THE PRESENT
683(1)
WRITERS ON TRANSLATING
Alastair Reid
TRANSLATING NERUDA
683(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON SPANISH POETRY
684(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
684(1)
26 Recognizing Excellence
685(2)
Anonymous
O MOON, WHEN I GAZE ON THY BEAUTIFUL FACE
687(1)
Grace Treasone
LIFE
687(1)
Emily Dickinson
A DYING TIGER - MOANED FOR DRINK
687(3)
Rod McKuen
THOUGHTS ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
690(1)
William Stafford
TRAVELING THROUGH THE DARK
690(1)
Recognizing Excellence
691(9)
William Butler Yeats
SAILING TO BYZANTIUM
692(2)
Arthur Guiterman
ON THE VANITY OF EARTHLY GREATNESS
694(1)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
OZYMANDIAS
694(1)
Robert Hayden
THE WHIPPING
695(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
ONE ART
696(2)
Paul Laurence Dunbar
WE WEAR THE MASK
698(1)
Emma Lazarus
THE NEW COLOSSUS
698(1)
Edgar Allan Poe
ANNABEL LEE
699(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Edgar Allan Poe
A LONG POEM DOES NOT EXIST
700(1)
WRITING AN EVALUATION
You Be the Judge
701(1)
CHECKLIST
Evaluating a Poem
701(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON EVALUATING A POEM
702(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
702(1)
27 What Is Poetry?
703(1)
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
SOME DEFINITIONS OF POETRY
703(2)
28 Two Critical Casebooks: Emily Dickinson and Langston Hughes
705(1)
Emily Dickinson
705(6)
SUCCESS IS COUNTED SWEETEST
706(1)
I TASTE A LIQUOR NEVER BREWED
706(1)
WILD NIGHTS - WILD NIGHTS!
707(1)
I FELT A FUNERAL, IN MY BRAIN
707(1)
I'M NOBODY! WHO ARE YOU?
708(1)
I DWELL IN POSSIBILITY
708(1)
THE SOUL SELECTS HER OWN SOCIETY
708(1)
SOME KEEP THE SABBATH GOING TO CHURCH
709(1)
AFTER GREAT PAIN, A FORMAL FEELING COMES
709(1)
I HEARD A FLY BUZZ - WHEN I DIED
709(1)
BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH
710(1)
TELL ALL THE TRUTH BUT TELL IT SLANT
710(1)
Emily Dickinson ON Emily Dickinson
RECOGNIZING POETRY
711(1)
SELF-DESCRIPTION
712(1)
Critics ON Emily Dickinson
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
MEETING EMILY DICKINSON
713(1)
Thomas H. Johnson
THE DISCOVERY OF EMILY DICKINSON'S MANUSCRIPTS
714(1)
Richard Wilbur
THE THREE PRIVATIONS OF EMILY DICKINSON
715(1)
Cynthia Griffin Wolff
DICKINSON AND DEATH A READING OF "BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH"
716(2)
Langston Hughes
718(7)
THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS
718(1)
MOTHER TO SON
719(1)
DREAM VARIATIONS
719(1)
I, TOO
720(1)
THE WEARY BLUES
720(1)
SONG FOR A DARK GIRL
721(1)
BALLAD OF THE LANDLORD
721(1)
KU KLUX
722(1)
END
723(1)
THEME FOR ENGLISH B
723(1)
HARLEM [DREAM DEFERRED]
724(1)
AS BEFITS A MAN
724(1)
Langston Hughes ON Langston Hughes
THE NEGRO ARTIST AND THE RACIAL MOUNTAIN
725(1)
THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
726(2)
Critics ON Langston Hughes
Arnold Rampersad
HUGHES AS AN EXPERIMENTALIST
728(1)
Rita Dove and Marilyn Nelson
THE VOICES IN LANGSTON HUGHES
729(2)
Darryl Pinckney
BLACK IDENTITY IN LANGSTON HUGHES
731(1)
Peter Townsend
LANGSTON HUGHES AND JAZZ
732(2)
TOPICS FOR WRITING ABOUT EMILY DICKINSON
734(1)
TOPICS FOR WRITING ABOUT LANGSTON HUGHES
734(1)
29 Critical Casebook: T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
735(1)
T.S. Eliot
735(17)
THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK
737(15)
T.S. Eliot ON Writing
POETRY AND EMOTION
741(1)
THE OBJECTIVE CORRELATIVE
742(1)
Critics ON "Prufrock"
Denis Donoghue
ONE OF THE IRREFUTABLE POETS
743(1)
Christopher Ricks
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
744(1)
Philip R. Headings
THE PRONOUNS IN THE POEM: "ONE," "YOU," AND "I"
745(1)
Maud Ellmann
WILL THERE BE TIME?
746(1)
John Berryman
PRUFROCK'S DILEMMA
747(3)
TOPICS FOR WRITING
750(1)
30 Poems for Further Reading
751(86)
Anonymous
LORD RANDALL
752(1)
Anonymous
LAST WORDS OF THE PROPHET
753(1)
Matthew Arnold
DOVER BEACH
753(1)
John Ashbery
AT NORTH FARM
754(1)
Margaret Atwood
SIREN SONG
755(1)
W.H. Auden
AS I WALKED OUT ONE EVENING
756(2)
W.H. Auden
MUSÉE DES BEAUX ARTS
758(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
FILLING STATION
759(2)
William Blake
THE TYGER
761(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
THE PREACHER: RUMINATES BEHIND THE SERMON
762(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS
762(1)
Robert Browning
SOLILOQUY OF THE SPANISH CLOISTER
763(2)
Lucille Clifton
HOMAGE TO MY HIPS
765(1)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
KUBLA KHAN
766(1)
Billy Collins
CARE AND FEEDING
767(1)
E.E. Cummings
SOMEWHERE I HAVE NEVER TRAVELLED, GLADLY BEYOND
768(1)
Marisa de los Santos
PERFECT DRESS
769(1)
John Donne
DEATH BE NOT PROUD
770(1)
John Donne
THE FLEA
771(1)
Louise Erdrich
INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOL: THE RUNAWAYS
772(1)
Robert Frost
BIRCHES
773(1)
Robert Frost
MENDING WALL
774(1)
Robert Frost
STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING
775(1)
Allen Ginsberg
A SUPERMARKET IN CALIFORNIA
776(1)
Thomas Hardy
THE CONVERGENCE OF THE TWAIN
777(2)
Robert Hayden
THOSE WINTER SUNDAYS
779(1)
Seamus Heaney
DIGGING
780(1)
George Herbert
LOVE
781(1)
Robert Herrick
TO THE VIRGINS, TO MAKE MUCH OF TIME
782(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
SPRING AND FALL
782(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
THE WINDHOVER
783(1)
A.E. Housman
LOVELIEST OF TREES, THE CHERRY NOW
783(1)
A.E. Housman
TO AN ATHLETE DYING YOUNG
784(1)
Randall Jarrell
THE DEATH OF THE BALL TURRET GUNNER
785(1)
Robinson Jeffers
TO THE STONE-CUTTERS
785(1)
Ben Jonson
ON MY FIRST SON
786(1)
Donald Justice
ON THE DEATH OF FRIENDS IN CHILDHOOD
786(1)
John Keats
ODE ON A GRECIAN URN
787(1)
Ted Kooser
ABANDONED FARMHOUSE
788(1)
Philip Larkin
HOME IS SO SAD
789(1)
Denise Levertov
THE ACHE OF MARRIAGE
790(1)
Robert Lowell
SKUNK HOUR
791(1)
Andrew Marvell
TO HIS COY MISTRESS
792(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
RECUERDO
793(1)
John Milton
WHEN I CONSIDER HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT
794(1)
Marianne Moore
POETRY
795(1)
Marilyn Nelson
A STRANGE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
796(1)
Howard Nemerov
THE WAR IN THE AIR
797(1)
Lorine Niedecker
POET'S WORK
797(1)
Yone Noguchi
A SELECTION OF HOKKU
798(1)
Sharon Olds
THE ONE GIRL AT THE BOYS' PARTY
798(1)
Wilfred Owen
ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH
799(1)
Linda Pastan
ETHICS
800(1)
Sylvia Plath
DADDY
801(2)
Alexander Pope
A LITTLE LEARNING IS A DANG'ROUS THING
803(1)
Ezra Pound
THE RIVER-MERCHANT'S WIFE: A LETTER
803(2)
Dudley Randall
A DIFFERENT IMAGE
805(1)
Henry Reed
NAMING OF PARTS
806(1)
Adrienne Rich
LIVING IN SIN
806(1)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
MINIVER CHEEVY
807(1)
Theodore Roethke
ELEGY FOR JANE
808(1)
William Shakespeare
WHEN, IN DISGRACE WITH FORTUNE AND MEN'S EYES
809(1)
William Shakespeare
THAT TIME OF YEAR THOU MAYST IN ME BEHOLD
810(1)
William Shakespeare
MY MISTRESS' EYES ARE NOTHING LIKE THE SUN
811(1)
David R. Siavitt
TITANIC
811(1)
Cathy Song
STAMP COLLECTING
812(1)
Wallace Stevens
THE EMPEROR OF ICE-CREAM
813(1)
Larissa Szporluk
VERTIGO
814(1)
Sara Teasdale
THE FLIGHT
815(1)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
DARK HOUSE, BY WHICH ONCE MORE I STAND
815(1)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
ULYSSES
816(2)
Dylan Thomas
FERN HILL
818(1)
John Updike
EX-BASKETBALL PLAYER
819(1)
Derek Walcott
THE VIRGINS
820(1)
Edmund Waller
GO, LOVELY ROSE
821(1)
Walt Whitman
FROM SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD
822(1)
Walt Whitman
I HEAR AMERICA SINGING
823(1)
Richard Wilbur
THE WRITER
823(1)
William Carlos Williams
SPRING AND ALL
824(1)
William Wordsworth
COMPOSED UPON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE
825(1)
James Wright
AUTUMN BEGINS IN MARTINS FERRY, OHIO
826(1)
Mary Sidney Wroth
IN THIS STRANGE LABYRINTH
826(1)
Sir Thomas Wyatt
THEY FLEE FROM ME THAT SOMETIME DID ME SEKË
827(1)
William Butler Yeats
CRAZY JANE TALKS WITH THE BISHOP
828(1)
William Butler Yeats
WHEN YOU ARE OLD
829(1)
Bernice Zamora
TENTS
829(6)
DRAMA
31 Reading a Play
835(554)
A Play in Its Elements
837(16)
Susan Glaspell
TRIFLES
837(1)
Was Minnie Wright to blame for the death of her husband? While the menfolk try to unravel a mystery, two women in the kitchen turn up revealing clues.
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Susan Glaspell
CREATING TRIFLES
853(1)
WRITING ABOUT CONFLICT
Conflict Resolution
854(1)
CHECKLIST
Analyzing Conflict
854(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON CONFLICT
855(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
855(1)
32 Modes of Drama: Tragedy and Comedy
856(1)
Tragedy
856(8)
Christopher Marlowe
SCENE FROM DOCTOR FAUSTUS Act 2, Scene 1
858(1)
In this scene from the classic drama, a brilliant scholar sells his soul to the devil.
How smart is that?
Comedy
864(12)
David Ives
SURE THING
866(1)
Bill wants to pick up Betty in a cafe, but he makes every mistake in the book.
Luckily, he not only gets a second chance, but a third and a fourth as well.
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
David Ives
ON THE ONE-ACT PLAY
876(1)
WRITING ABOUT COMEDY
Getting Serious About Comedy
877(1)
CHECKLIST
Writing About a Comedy
878(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON COMEDY
878(1)
TOPICS FOR WRITING ON TRAGEDY
878(1)
TOPICS FOR WRITING ON COMEDY
878(1)
33 Critical Casebook: Sophocles
879(6)
The Theater of Sophocles
879(1)
Staging
880(2)
The Civic Role of Greek Drama
882(2)
Aristotle's Concept of Tragedy
884(1)
Sophocles
885(40)
THE ORIGINS OF OEDIPUS THE KING
886(39)
Sophocles
OEDIPUS THE KING Translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald
887(1)
"Who is the man proclaimed
by Delphi's prophetic rock
as the bloody handed murderer
the doer of deeds that none dare name?
...Terrribly close on his heels are the Fates that never miss."
Critics ON Sophocles
Aristotle
DEFINING TRAGEDY
925(2)
Sigmund Freud
THE DESTINY OF OEDIPUS
927(1)
E.R. Dodds
ON MISUNDERSTANDING OEDIPUS
928(1)
A.E. Haigh
THE IRONY OF SOPHOCLES
929(1)
David Wiles
THE CHORUS AS DEMOCRAT
930(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Robert Fitzgerald
TRANSLATING SOPHOCLES INTO ENGLISH
931(1)
WRITING ABOUT GREEK TRAGEDY
Some Things Change, Some Things Don't
932(1)
CHECKLIST
Analyzing Greek Tragedy
932(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON SOPHOCLES
932(1)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
933(1)
34 Critical Casebook: Shakespeare
934(3)
The Theater of Shakespeare
935(1)
William Shakespeare
936(1)
A Note on Othello
937(103)
William Shakespeare
OTHELLO, THE MOOR OF VENICE
938(1)
Here is a story of jealousy, that "green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on"—of a passionate, suspicious man and his blameless wife, of a serpent masked as a friend.
Critics ON Shakespeare
Anthony Burgess
AN ASIAN CULTURE LOOKS AT SHAKESPEARE
1040(1)
W.H. Auden
IAGO AS A TRIUMPHANT VILLAIN
1041(1)
Maud Bodkin
LUCIFER IN SHAKESPEARE'S OTHELLO
1042(1)
Virginia Mason Vaughan
BLACK AND WHITE IN OTHELLO
1043(1)
Clare Asquith
SHAKESPEARE'S LANGUAGE AS A HIDDEN POLITICAL CODE
1043(2)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITERS ON WRITING
Ben Jonson
ON HIS FRIEND AND RIVAL WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
1045(1)
WRITING ABOUT SHAKESPEARE
Breaking the Language Barrier
1045(1)
CHECKLIST
Reading a Shakespearean Play
1046(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON TRAGEDY
1046(5)
Student Paper
OTHELLO: TRAGEDY OR SOAP OPERA?
1047(4)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
1051(1)
35 The Modern Theater
1052(1)
Realism and Naturalism
1052(58)
Henrik Ibsen
A DOLL'S HOUSE Translated by James McFarlane
1054(1)
The founder of modern drama portrays a troubled marriage.
Helmer, the bank manager, regards his wife Nora as a chuckleheaded pet—not knowing the truth may shatter his smug world.
WRITERS ON WRITING
Henrik Ibsen
CORRESPONDENCE ON THE FINAL OF A DOLL'S HOUSE
1110(1)
Tragicomedy and the Absurd
1111(16)
Milcha Sanchez-Scott
THE CUBAN SWIMMER
1114(1)
Nineteen-year-old Margarita Suárez wants to win a Southern California distance swimming race.
Is her family behind her? Quite literally!
WRITERS ON WRITING
Milcha Sanchez-Scott
WRITING THE CUBAN SWIMMER
1127(1)
WRITING EFFECTIVELY
WRITING ABOUT DRAMATIC REALISM
What's so Realistic About Realism?
1128(1)
CHECKLIST
Writing About a Realist Play
1129(1)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON REALISM
1129(4)
Student Essay
HELMER VS. HELMER
1130(3)
MORE TOPICS FOR WRITING
1133(1)
36 Plays for Further Reading
1134(1)
Rita Dove
THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH
1134(72)
The timelessness of the great myths is displayed as a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet sets the Oedipus story on a South Carolina plantation before the Civil War.
WRITERS ON WRITING
Rita Dove
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH
1206(1)
Terrence McNally
ANDRE'S MOTHER
1207(1)
After Andre's funeral the four people who loved him most walk into Central Park together.
Three of them talk about their grief, but Andre's mother remains silent about her son, dead of AIDS.
WRITERS ON WRITING
Terrence McNally
HOW TO WRITE A PLAY
1210(1)
Arthur Miller
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
1211(1)
Willy Loman has bright dreams for himself and his two sorts, but he is an aging salesman whose only assets are a shoeshine and a smile.
A modern classic about the downfall of an ordinary American.
WRITERS ON WRITING
Arthur Miller
TRAGEDY AND THE COMMON MAN
1281(3)
Tennessee Williams
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
1284(1)
Painfully shy and retiring, shunning love, Laura dwells in a world as fragile as her collection of tiny figurines—until one memorable night a gentleman comes to call.
WRITERS ON WRITING
Tennessee Williams
HOW TO STAGE THE GLASS MENAGERIE
1331(2)
August Wilson
FENCES
1333(1)
A proud man's love for his family is choked by his rigidity and self-righteousness, in this powerful drama by one of the great American playwrights of our time.
WRITERS ON WRITING
August Wilson
A LOOK INTO BLACK AMERICA
1385(4)
WRITING
37 Writing About Literature
1389
Reading Actively
1389(2)
Robert Frost
NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY
1390(1)
Planning Your Essay
1391(1)
Prewriting: Discovering Ideas
1392(4)
Sample Student Prewriting Exercises
1392(4)
Developing a Literary Argument
1396(2)
CHECKLIST
Developing a Literary Argument
1398(1)
Writing a Rough Draft
1398(3)
Sample Student Paper
ROUGH DRAFT
1399(2)
Revising
1401(5)
CHECKLIST
Revision Steps
1405(1)
Some Final Advice on Rewriting
1406(4)
Sample Student Paper
REVISED DRAFT
1407(3)
Using Critical Sources and Maintaining Academic Integrity
1410(1)
The Form of Your Finished Paper
1410(2)
38 Writing About a Story
1412(1)
Reading Actively
1412(2)
Thinking About a Story
1414(1)
Preparing to Write: Discovering Ideas
1414(3)
Sample Student Prewriting Exercises
1414(3)
Writing a First Draft
1417(1)
CHECKLIST
Writing a Rough Draft
1418(1)
Revising
1418(2)
CHECKLIST
Revision
1420(1)
What's Your Purpose? Some Common Approaches to Writing About Fiction
1420(15)
EXPLICATION
1420(5)
Sample Student Paper
EXPLICATION
1422(3)
ANALYSIS
1425(4)
Sample Student Paper
ANALYSIS
1426(3)
THE CARD REPORT
1429(3)
Sample Student Card Report
1430(2)
COMPARISON AND CONTRAST
1432(5)
Sample Student Paper
COMPARISON AND CONTRAST
1433(2)
Topics for Writing
1435(2)
39 writing About a Poem
1437(1)
Getting Started
1437(1)
Reading Actively
1437(1)
Robert Frost
DESIGN
1438(1)
Thinking About a Poem
1438(1)
Preparing to Write: Discovering Ideas
1439(3)
Sample Student Prewriting Exercises
1439(3)
Writing a First Draft
1442(2)
CHECKLIST
Writing a Rough Draft
1443(1)
Revising
1444(2)
CHECKLIST
Revision
1446(1)
Some Common Approaches to Writing About Poetry
1446(11)
EXPLICATION
1446(4)
Sample Student Paper
EXPLICATION
1447(3)
A CRITIC'S EXPLICATION OF FROST'S "DESIGN"
1450(1)
ANALYSIS
1451(3)
Sample Student Paper
ANALYSIS
1452(2)
COMPARISON AND CONTRAST
1454(5)
Abbie Huston Evans
WING-SPREAD
1454(1)
Sample Student Paper
COMPARISON AND CONTRAST
1455(2)
How to Quote a Poem
1457(2)
Topics for Writing
1459(3)
Robert Frost
IN WHITE
1460(2)
40 Writing About a Play
1462(3)
Reading a Play
1462(2)
Common Approaches to Writing About Drama
1464(3)
EXPLICATION
1464(1)
ANALYSIS
1464(1)
COMPARISON AND CONTRAST
1464(1)
A DRAMA REVIEW
1465(7)
Sample Student Drama Review
1466(1)
How to Quote a Play
1467(2)
Topics for Writing
1469(2)
41 Writing a Research Paper
1471(1)
Getting Started
1471(1)
Choosing a Topic
1472(1)
Finding Research Sources
1472(4)
FINDING PRINT RESOURCES
1472(1)
USING ONLINE DATABASES
1473(1)
FINDING RELIABLE WEB SOURCES
1473(2)
CHECKLIST
Finding Sources
1474(1)
USING VISUAL IMAGES
1475(1)
CHECKLIST
Using Visual Images
1476(1)
Evaluating Sources
1476(2)
EVALUATING PRINT RESOURCES
1476(1)
EVALUATING WEB RESOURCES
1476(5)
CHECKLIST
Evaluating Sources
1477(1)
Organizing Your Research
1478(1)
Refining Your Thesis
1479(1)
Organizing Your Paper
1479(1)
Writing and Revising
1480(1)
Guarding Academic Integrity
1480(1)
Acknowledging Sources
1481(2)
QUOTING A SOURCE
1481(1)
CITING IDEAS
1482(1)
Documenting Sources Using MLA Style
1483(5)
LIST OF SOURCES
1483(1)
PARENTHETICAL REFERENCES
1483(1)
WORKS CITED LIST
1484(1)
CITING PRINT SOURCES IN MLA STYLE
1484(2)
CITING INTERNET SOURCES IN MLA STYLE
1486(1)
SAMPLE WORKS CITED LIST
1487(1)
Concluding Thoughts
1488(1)
Writing Assignment for Research Paper
1488(7)
Sample Student Research Paper
1488(7)
Reference Guide for Citations
1495(7)
42 Writing an Essay Exam
1502(4)
CHECKLIST
Exam Preparation
1506(1)
Taking the Exam
1506(1)
43 Critical Approaches to Literature
1507(1)
Formalist Criticism
1508(2)
Cleanth Brooks
THE FORMALIST CRITIC
1508(1)
Michael Clark
LIGHT AND DARKNESS IN "SONNY'S BLUES"
1509(1)
Biographical Criticism
1510(3)
Brett C. Millier
ON ELIZABETH BISHOP'S "ONE ART'
1511(1)
Emily Toth
THE SOURCE FOR ALCÉE LABALLIÈRE IN THE STORM
1512(1)
Historical Criticism
1513(4)
Hugh Kenner
IMAGISM
1514(1)
Kathryn Lee Seidel
THE ECONOMICS OF ZORA NEALE HURSTON "SWEAT"
1515(2)
Psychological Criticism
1517(2)
Sigmund Freud
THE NATURE OF DREAMS
1518(1)
Harold Bloom
POETIC INFLUENCE
1519(1)
Mythological Criticism
1519(4)
Carl Jung
THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS AND ARCHETYPES
1520(1)
Edmond Volpe
MYTH IN FAULKNER'S "BARN BURNING"
1521(2)
Sociological Criticism
1523(3)
Georg Lukacs
CONTENT DETERMINES FORM
1524(1)
Daniel P. Watkins
MONEY AND LABOR IN "THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER"
1524(2)
Gender Criticism
1526(2)
Elaine Showalter
TOWARD A FEMINIST POETICS
1526(1)
Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar
THE FREEDOM OF EMILY DICKINSON
1527(1)
Reader-Response Criticism
1528(4)
Stanley Fish
AN ESKIMO "A ROSE FOR EMILY"
1529(1)
Robert Scholes
"HOW DO WE MAKE A POEM?"
1530(2)
Deconstructionist Criticism
1532(2)
Roland Barthes
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
1532(1)
Geoffrey Hartman
ON WORDSWORTH'S "A SLUMBER DID MY SPIRIT SEAL"
1533(1)
Cultural Studies
1534
Vincent B. Leitch
POSTSTRUCTURALIST CULTURAL CRITIQUE
1536(1)
Mark Bauerlein
WHAT IS CULTURAL STUDIES?
1537
Glossary of Literary Terms G1
Acknowledgments A1
Index of First Lines of Poetry I1
Index of Authors and Titles I5
Index of Literary Terms I20


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