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Little Literature, A: Reading, Writing, Argument,9780321396198

Little Literature, A: Reading, Writing, Argument

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Summary

Featuring the smallest trim size and page count of any comparable anthology, this appealing new three-genre collection encourages students to experience the pleasures of reading literature. A Little Literature: Reading, Writing, and Argumentoffers a compact and economical alternative to bulky anthologies. Despite the brevity of this compilation, a judicious mix of classic and contemporary selectionsfrom Sophocles and Shakespeare to Amy Tan and Tobias Wolffoffers ample reading choices for instructors and students. Concise, yet complete, editorial apparatus provides guidance on reading, writing, and, most particularly, developing arguments about literature.

Table of Contents

Preface xix
Letter to Students xxv
Part 1 Reading, Thinking, and Writing Critically about Literature
1(74)
Writing Arguments about Literature: A Crash Course in Critical Thinking and Writing
3(30)
Getting Ideas for Writing: Asking Questions and Annotating a Text
3(3)
William Shakespeare, Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more
3(3)
Literature as Performance
6(1)
A Second Poem and Two Interpretations
7(11)
Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
7(1)
What Characterizes a Sound Interpretation?
8(1)
Student Essay: Peter Franken, The Meaning of ``Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening''
9(2)
Thinking Critically about Responses to Literature: Arguing with Yourself
11(2)
Student Essay: Sara Fong, ``Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'' as a Short Story
13(5)
Four Very Short Stories
18(7)
Emily Wu, The Lesson of the Master
18(1)
Powder, Tobias Wolff
19(4)
Mitsuye Yamada, The Question of Loyalty
23(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks, We Real Cool
24(1)
Why We Write Arguments about Literature
25(1)
The Writing Process
26(5)
Checklist: Basic Writing Strategies
31(1)
Reading for Pleasure
31(2)
Writing about Literature: From Idea to Essay
33(42)
More about Writing Arguments about Literature
33(1)
Getting Ideas: Pre-Writing
34(11)
Pat Mora, Immigrants
34(2)
Brainstorming for Ideas for Writing
36(1)
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour
36(3)
Focused Free Writing
39(1)
Listing and Clustering
40(1)
Developing an Awareness of the Writer's Use of Language
41(1)
Asking Questions
41(2)
Keeping a Journal
43(1)
Arriving at a Thesis to Argue
44(1)
Writing a Draft
45(4)
Sample Draft of an Essay on Kate Chopin's ``The Story of an Hour''
45(3)
Revising a Draft
48(1)
Checklist: Revising Paragraphs
49(2)
Peer Review
49(2)
Checklist: Thinking Critically about a Draft
51(1)
The Final Version
52(3)
A Brief Overview of the Final Version
54(1)
Explication
55(5)
A Sample Explication
56(1)
William Butler Yeats, The Balloon of the Mind
56(3)
Explication as Argument
59(1)
Checklist: Drafting an Explication
60(1)
Comparison and Contrast: A Way of Arguing
60(2)
Checklist: Revising a Comparison
62(1)
Additional Readings for Pleasure and for Argumentative Writing
62(13)
Luke, The Parable of the Prodigal Son
62(2)
Grace Paley, Samuel
64(3)
Katherine Mansfield, Miss Brill
67(4)
James Merrill, Christmas Tree
71(4)
PART II The Pleasures of Fiction
75(308)
Approaching Fiction: Responding in Writing
77(13)
Ernest Hemingway, Cat in the Rain
77(3)
Responses: Annotations and Journal Entries
80(5)
A Sample Essay by a Student
85(5)
Stories and Meanings: Plot, Character, Theme
90(22)
Aesop, The Vixen and the Lioness
91(1)
W. Somerset Maugham, The Appointment in Samarra
92(1)
Anonymous, Muddy Road
93(1)
Anton Chekhov, Misery
94(9)
Alice Walker, Everyday Use
103(9)
Narrative Point of View
112(20)
Participant (or First-Person) Points of View
113(1)
Nonparticipant (or Third-Person) Points of View
114(2)
The Point of a Point of View
116(1)
John Updike, A & P
117(6)
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
123(9)
Allegory and Symbolism
132(32)
A Note on Setting
135(1)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown
136(11)
John Steinbeck, The Chrysanthemums
147(9)
Eudora Welty, A Worn Path
156(8)
In Brief: Writing Arguments about Fiction
164(17)
Plot
164(1)
Character
165(1)
Point of View
165(1)
Setting
166(1)
Symbolism
166(1)
Style
166(1)
Theme
167(1)
A Story, Notes, and an Essay
167(1)
Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado
168(5)
A Student's Written Response to a Story
173(8)
Notes
173(3)
A Sample Response Essay
176(5)
A Fiction Writer in Depth: Flannery O'Connor
181(38)
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
182(13)
Revelation
195(17)
On Fiction: Remarks from Essays and Letters
212(7)
From ``The Fiction Writer and His Country''
212(1)
From ``Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction''
213
From ``The Nature and Aim of Fiction''
212(2)
From ``Writing Short Stories''
214(1)
``A Reasonable Use of the Unreasonable''
214(3)
On Interpreting ``A Good Man Is Hard to Find''
217(2)
American Voices: Fiction for a Diverse Nation
219(41)
Leslie Marmon Silko, The Man to Send Rain Clouds
220(4)
Jack Forbes, Only Approved Indians Can Play: Made in USA
224(2)
Gloria Naylor, The Two
226(7)
Diana Chang, The Oriental Contingent
233(6)
Gish Jen, Who's Irish?
239(9)
Toni Cade Bambara, The Lesson
248(7)
Michele Serros, Senior Picture Day
255(5)
A Collection of Short Fiction
260(123)
Guy de Maupassant, The Necklace
263(8)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper
271(13)
James Joyce, Araby
284(5)
William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily
289(12)
Langston Hughes, One Friday Morning
301(7)
Ralph Ellison, Battle Royal
308(12)
Joyce Carol Oates, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
320(14)
Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh
334(12)
Jamaica Kincaid, Girl
346(1)
Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried
347(15)
Amy Tan, Two Kinds
362(9)
Elizabeth Tallent, No One's a Mystery
371(2)
Louise Erdrich, The Red Convertible
373(10)
PART III The Pleasures of Poetry
383(232)
Approaching Poetry: Responding in Writing
385(14)
Langston Hughes, Harlem
385(7)
Thinking About ``Harlem''
387(1)
Some Journal Entries
388(2)
Final Draft
390(2)
Aphra Behn, Song: Love Armed
392(7)
Journal Entries
393(1)
A Sample Essay by a Student: ``The Double Nature of Love''
394(5)
Narrative Poetry
399(8)
Anonymous, There was a young fellow of Riga
399(1)
Thomas Hardy, The Convergence of the Twain
400(2)
Siegfried Sassoon, The General
402(1)
Countee Cullen, Incident
403(1)
Edward Arlington Robinson, Richard Cory
404(1)
Emily Dickinson, Because I could not stop for Death
405(2)
Lyric Poetry
407(15)
Anonymous, Michael Row the Boat Ashore
407(1)
Anonymous, Careless Love
408(1)
Anonymous, The Colorado Trail
409(1)
Anonymous, Western Wind
410(1)
Julia Ward Howe, Battle Hymn of the Republic
411(2)
Langston Hughes, Evenin' Air Blues
413(1)
Li-Young Lee, I Ask My Mother to Sing
414(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Spring and the Fall
415(1)
Wilfred Owen, Anthem for Doomed Youth
416(1)
Walt Whitman, A Noiseless Patient Spider
417(1)
John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn
417(3)
Paul Laurence Dunbar, Sympathy
420(1)
Linda Pastan, Jump Cabling
421(1)
The Speaking Tone of Voice
422(19)
Emily Dickinson, I'm Nobody! Who are you?
423(2)
Gwendolyn Brooks, The Mother
425(1)
The Reader as the Speaker
426(5)
Stevie Smith, Not Waving but Drowning
427(1)
Wislawa Szymborska, The Terrorist, He Watches
428(1)
John Updike, Icarus
429(2)
The Dramatic Monologue
431(2)
Robert Browning, My Last Duchess
431(2)
Diction and Tone
433(4)
Robert Herrick, To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
434(2)
Thomas Hardy, The Man He Killed
436(1)
Countee Cullen, For a Lady I Know
437(1)
The Voice of the Satirist
437(4)
e. e. cummings, next to of course god america i
438(1)
Marge Piercy, Barbie Doll
439(2)
Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Apostrophe
441(15)
Robert Burns, A Red, Red Rose
442(2)
Sylvia Plath, Metaphors
444(1)
Simile
445(1)
Richard Wilbur, A Simile for Her Smile
445(1)
Metaphor
446(2)
John Keats, On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
446(2)
Personification
448(1)
Michael Drayton, Since There's No Help
448(1)
Apostrophe
449(2)
Edmund Waller, Song
449(2)
William Carlos Williams, The Red Wheelbarrow
451(1)
Dana Gioia, Money
452(1)
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 130
453(1)
Lorna Dee Cervantes, Refugee Ship
454(2)
Imagery and Symbolism
456(13)
William Blake, The Sick Rose
457(1)
Walt Whitman, I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
458(3)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Kubla Khan
461(3)
Claude McKay, The Tropics in New York
464(1)
Adrienne Rich, Diving into the Wreck
465(2)
Christina Rossetti, Uphill
467(2)
Irony
469(10)
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias
471(1)
Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress
471(2)
John Donne, Holy Sonnet XIV (``Batter my heart, three-personed God'')
473(1)
Martin Espada, Tony Went to the Bodega but He Didn't Buy Anything
474(2)
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink
476(1)
Henry Reed, Naming of Parts
477(2)
Rhythm and Versification
479(90)
Ezra Pound, An Immorality
480(2)
William Carlos Williams, The Dance
482(2)
Robert Francis, The Pitcher
484(1)
Versification: A Glossary for Reference
485(7)
Meter
485(3)
Patterns of Sound
488(1)
A Note about Poetic Forms
489(2)
Stanzaic Patterns
491(1)
Three Complex Forms:The Sonnet, the Villanelle, and the Sestina
492(1)
The Sonnet
492(1)
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 73 (``That time of year thou mayst in me behold'')
493(2)
John Crowe Ransom, Piazza Piece
495(1)
Billy Collins, Sonnet
496(2)
The Villanelle
497(1)
Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
498(1)
Wendy Cope, Reading Scheme
499(66)
Anonymous, Una gallina con pollos cinco
565(1)
Gabriela Mistral, El Pensador de Rodin
566(3)
A Collection of Poems
569(46)
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116
569(1)
John Donne, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
570(1)
John Donne, The Flea
571(1)
Ben Jonson, Still to Be Neat
572(1)
Robert Herrick, Delight in Disorder
573(1)
William Blake, The Lamb
573(1)
William Blake, The Tyger
574(1)
William Blake, London
575(1)
William Wordsworth, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
575(1)
Phillis Wheatley, On Being Brought from Africa to America
576(2)
Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach
578(1)
Emily Dickinson, Papa above!
579(1)
Emily Dickinson, Wild Nights---Wild Nights!
580(1)
Emily Dickinson, I heard a fly buzz---when I died
580(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins, God's Grandeur
581(1)
Gerard Manly Hopkins, Pied Beauty
581(1)
William Butler Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium
582(2)
James Weldon Johnson, To America
584(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sonnet xli
584(1)
e. e. cummings, anyone lived in a pretty how town
585(1)
T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
586(4)
Archibald MacLeish, Ars Poetica
590(1)
W. H. Auden, The Unknown Citizen
591(1)
Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays
592(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks, The Bean Eaters
593(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks, Martin Luther King Jr.
594(1)
Anthony Hecht, The Dover Bitch: A Criticism of Life
595(1)
Robert Bly, Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter
596(1)
Allen Ginsberg, A Supermarket in California 1956
596(2)
James Wright, Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota
598(1)
Anne Sexton, Her Kind
598(1)
Adrienne Rich, For the Felling of an Elm in the Harvard Yard
599(1)
Sylvia Plath, Daddy
600(3)
John Updike, Ex-Basketball Player
603(1)
Pat Mora, Illegal Alien
604(1)
Pat Mora, Legal Alien
604(1)
Sharon Olds, Rites of Passage
605(1)
Nikki Giovanni, Master Charge Blues
606(1)
Louise Gluck, The School Children
607(1)
Carol Muske, Chivalry
608(1)
Wendy Rose, Three Thousand Dollar Death Song
609(1)
Judith Ortiz Cofer, My Father in the Navy: A Childhood Memory
610(1)
Rita Dove, Daystar
611(1)
Kitty Tsui, A Chinese Banquet
612(3)
PART IV The Pleasures of Drama
615(497)
How to Read a Play
617(83)
Thinking about the Language of Drama
617(4)
Plot and Character
621(2)
A Note on Tragedy
623(4)
A Note on Comedy
627(3)
Susan Glaspell, Trifles
630(13)
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
643(57)
In Brief: Writing Arguments about Drama
700(19)
Plot and Conflict
701(1)
Character
701(1)
Tragedy
702(1)
Comedy
702(1)
Nonverbal Language
703(1)
The Play in Performance
703(1)
A Sample Student Essay, Using Sources
704(15)
American Voices: Drama for a Diverse Nation
719(165)
Jane Martin, Rodeo
720(4)
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
724(78)
David Henry Hwang, Trying to Find Chinatown
802(9)
Luis Valdez, Los Vendidos
811(12)
August Wilson, Fences
823(57)
Terrence McNally, Andre's Mother
880(4)
A Play about Marriage
884(63)
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House
884(63)
Two Classic Tragedies
947(165)
A Note on the Greek Theater
947(2)
Sophocles, Oedipus the King
949(49)
A Note on the Elizabethan Theater
998(1)
A Note on the Texts of Othello
999(2)
William Shakespeare, Othello, The Moor of Venice
1001(111)
APPENDIXES A Remarks about Manuscript Form
1112(6)
Basic Manuscript Form
1112(1)
Corrections in the Final Copy
1113(1)
Quotations and Quotation Marks
1114(4)
Quotation Marks or Underlining?
1117(1)
A Note on the Possessive
1117(1)
B Writing a Research Paper
1118(28)
What Research Is Not, and What Research Is
1118(1)
Primary and Secondary Materials
1118(4)
Locating Material: First Steps
1119(2)
Other Bibliographic Aids
1121(1)
What Does Your Own Institution Offer?
1122(1)
Checklist: Evaluating Sources on the World Wide Web
1123(1)
Taking Notes
1123(3)
Two Mechanical Aids:The Photocopier and the Word Processor
1124(1)
A Guide to Note Taking
1124(2)
Drafting the Paper
1126(1)
Keeping a Sense of Proportion
1127(2)
Focus on Primary Sources
1129(1)
Checklist: Reviewing a Revised Draft
1129(1)
Documentation
1130(1)
What to Document:Avoiding Plagiarism
1130(1)
Checklist: Avoiding Plagiarism
1131(14)
How to Document: Footnotes, Internal Parenthetic Citations, and a List of Works Cited (MLA Format)
1132(12)
Citing Sources on the World Wide Web
1144(1)
Checklist: Citing Sources on the World Wide Web
1145(1)
C Writing Essay Examinations
1146(5)
Why Do Instructors Give Examinations?
1146(1)
Getting Ready
1147(1)
Writing Essay Answers
1147(4)
D The Pleasures of Rereading
1151(2)
Literary Credits 1153(7)
Photo Credits 1160(2)
Index of Terms 1162(4)
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems 1166


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