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Summary

The most wide-ranging collection of its kind, The Norton Introduction to Poetry offers a complete course in reading and writing about poetry that is designed to appeal to students of all backgrounds, abilities, and interests. It not only sharpens students' close-reading skills and deepens their appreciation for the emotional power of poetry, but also connects poetry to the larger world by providing a thorough introduction to poetry's authorial, cultural, and critical contexts.

Table of Contents

Preface xxiii
Poetry: Reading, Responding, Writing
1(26)
Reading
2(6)
How Do I Love Thee?
2(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Tally Stick
3(1)
Jarold Ramsey
love poem
4(2)
Linda Pastan
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
6(1)
Ezra Pound
Married Love
7(1)
Liz Rosenberg
Responding
8(8)
On My First Son
9(1)
Ben Jonson
The Vacuum
10(1)
Howard Nemerov
Mid-Term Break
11(1)
Seamus Heaney
Fifth Grade Autobiography
12(1)
Rita Dove
The Fury of Overshoes
13(3)
Anne Sexton
Writing
16(1)
Practicing Reading: Some Poems on Love
16(11)
[Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone]
16(1)
W. H. Auden
The Definition of Love
17(1)
Andrew Marvell
To My Dear and Loving Husband
18(1)
Anne Bradstreet
[Let me not to the marriage of true minds]
19(1)
William Shakespeare
A Special Theory of Relativity
19(1)
Alan Bold
Last Night
20(1)
Sharon Olds
After Making Love
21(1)
Stephen Dunn
Wedding-Ring
22(1)
Denise Levertov
To the Ladies
22(1)
Mary
A Last Confession
23(1)
W. B. Yeats
Persimmons
24(3)
Li-Young Lee
Understanding the Text
27(276)
Tone
27(41)
Barbie Doll
27(1)
Marge Piercy
Leaving the Motel
28(2)
W. D. Snodgrass
In Time of Plague
30(2)
Thom Gunn
Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane
32(1)
Etheridge Knight
London
33(2)
William Blake
Woodchucks
35(1)
Maxine Kumin
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
36(1)
Adrienne Rich
Many Tones: Poems About Families
37(17)
After Making Love We Hear Footsteps
37(1)
Galway Kinnell
Eden
38(1)
Emily Grosholz
The Red Hat
39(1)
Rachel Hadas
The Clock
39(1)
Daniel Tobin
The Necessity for Irony
40(1)
Eavan Boland
Elena
41(1)
Pat Mora
Begotten
42(1)
Andrew Hudgins
Refugee Ship
43(1)
Lorna Dee Cervantes
Milkweed and Monarch
43(1)
Paul Muldoon
In a Mississauga Garden
44(1)
Michael Longley
Mother of the Groom
45(1)
Seamus Heaney
Alzheimer's
45(1)
Kelly Cherry
My Father's Song
46(1)
Simon J. Ortiz
You Didn't Fit
47(1)
Susan Musgrave
Elegy
48(1)
Alan Dugan
Those Winter Sundays
49(1)
Robert Hayden
The Whipping
49(1)
Grandmother, a Caribbean Indian, Described by My Father
50(1)
Yvonne Sapia
Mi Abuelo
51(1)
Alberto Alvaro Rios
Green Chile
52(2)
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Poems about Animals and Insects (and Humans)
54(14)
Adam's Task
54(1)
John Hollander
Eve Names the Animals
55(1)
Susan Donnelly
God to the Serpent
56(1)
Virginia Hamilton Adair
The Tyger
56(1)
William Blake
The Pardon
57(1)
Richard Wilbur
The Outlaw
58(1)
Seamus Heaney
The Doe
59(1)
C. K. Williams
Skunk Hour
59(2)
Robert Lowell
Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat
61(1)
Thomas Gray
[A narrow Fellow in the Grass]
62(1)
Emily Dickinson
On the Grasshopper and the Cricket
63(1)
John Keats
To a Louse
63(2)
Robert Burns
Lullaby
65(1)
Peter Everwine
A Noiseless Patient Spider
66(1)
Walt Whitman
Range-Finding
66(2)
Robert Frost
Speaker: Whose Voice Do We Hear?
68(25)
The Ruined Maid
68(2)
Thomas Hardy
In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day
70(1)
X. J. Kennedy
Death of a Young Son by Drowning
71(2)
Margaret Atwood
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
73(2)
Robert Browning
Sudden Journey
75(1)
Tess Gallagher
A Certain Lady
76(2)
Dorothy Parker
She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways
78(1)
William Wordsworth
Hanging Fire
79(1)
Audre Lorde
The Changeling
80(1)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
They Flee from Me
81(1)
Sir Thomas Wyatt
Recovery of Sexual Desire after a Bad Cold
82(1)
Fred Chappell
[I celebrate myself, and sing myself]
82(1)
Walt Whitman
Praying Drunk
83(1)
Andrew Hudgins
Lessons of the War: Judging Distances
84(2)
Henry Reed
Mirror
86(1)
Sylvia Plath
Venison
86(1)
Karen Chase
La Migra
87(1)
Pat Mora
[Women have loved before]
88(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
[I, being born a woman]
88(1)
L'amitie: To Mrs. M. Awbrey
89(1)
Katherine Philips
Mrs. Midas
90(2)
Carol Ann Duffy
We Real Cool
92(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Situation and Setting: What Happens? Where? When?
93(36)
Cherrylog Road
94(3)
James Dickey
The Flea
97(1)
John Donne
Daystar
98(1)
Rita Dove
To a Daughter Leaving Home
99(1)
Linda Pastan
On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
100(2)
John Milton
Point Shirley
102(2)
Sylvia Plath
Dover Beach
104(2)
Matthew Arnold
Situations
106(8)
Black Sea
106(1)
Mark Strand
To His Coy Mistress
106(2)
Andrew Marvell
The Night-Wind
108(1)
Emily Bronte
Siren Song
109(1)
Margaret Atwood
Summer Love
110(1)
Marilyn Chin
A Mongoloid Child Handling Shells on the Beach
110(1)
Richard Snyder
Peeling an Orange
111(1)
Virginia Hamilton Adair
Welcome to Hiroshima
111(2)
Mary Jo Salter
A Way of Life
113(1)
Howard Nemerov
Times
114(7)
[Full many a glorious morning have I seen]
114(1)
William Shakespeare
The Good-Morrow
114(1)
John Donne
Morning Song
115(1)
Sylvia Plath
Morning
116(1)
Billy Collins
A. M.
117(1)
Mark Strand
Aubade on East 12th Street
117(1)
August Kleinzahler
A Description of the Morning
118(1)
Jonathan Swift
Mourning Song
118(1)
Joy Harjo
Evening in the Sanitarium
119(1)
Louise Bogan
Winter Evening
120(1)
Archibald Lampman
Places
121(8)
In Westminster Abbey
121(1)
John Betjeman
West Indian Primer
122(1)
Elizabeth Alexander
Postcard from Kashmir
123(1)
Agha Shahid Ali
Midsummer
124(1)
Derek Walcott
City Afternoon
124(1)
John Ashbery
A Map of the City
125(1)
Thom Gunn
Singapore
126(1)
Mary Oliver
Irapuato
127(1)
Earle Birney
The Laundromat
127(2)
Dorianne Laux
Language
129(70)
Precision and Ambiguity
129(24)
[The golf links lie so near the mill]
129(1)
Sarah Cleghorn
There's No To-Morrow
130(1)
Anne Finch
Of Time and the Line
130(2)
Charles Bernstein
At the San Francisco Airport
132(2)
Yvor Winters
Slim Cunning Hands
134(1)
Walter de la Mare
Gentle Communion
135(2)
Pat Mora
[After great pain, a formal feeling comes---]
137(1)
Emily Dickinson
My Papa's Waltz
138(1)
Theodore Roethke
Sex without Love
139(1)
Sharon Olds
Lies
140(1)
Martha Collins
Errata
141(1)
Paul Muldoon
[I dwell in Possibility---]
142(1)
Emily Dickinson
The Red Wheelbarrow
142(1)
William Carlos Williams
This Is Just to Say
143(1)
Reflections on Ice-Breaking
143(1)
Ogden Nash
Here Usually Comes the Bride
143(1)
The Cool Web
144(1)
Robert Graves
Parsley
144(3)
Rita Dove
Pied Beauty
147(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
[in Just-]
147(1)
E. E. Cummings
Morning
148(1)
Mary Oliver
Still to Be Neat
149(1)
Ben Jonson
Delight in Disorder
149(1)
Robert Herrick
From Paradise Lost
150(3)
John Milton
Picturing: The Languages of Description
153(12)
Rorschach
155(1)
Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Symphony in Yellow
156(1)
Oscar Wilde
The Snow Arrives after Long Silence
156(1)
Nancy Willard
The Beautiful Changes
157(1)
Richard Wilbur
To Paint a Water Lily
158(1)
Ted Hughes
A Description of London
159(1)
John Bancks
body
159(1)
James Merrill
Home Movies: A Sort of Ode
160(1)
Mary Jo Salter
On a Drop of Dew
161(2)
Andrew Marvell
To Penshurst
163(2)
Ben Jonson
Metaphor and Simile
165(18)
[That time of year thou mayst in me behold]
166(2)
William Shakespeare
Marks
168(1)
Linda Pastan
My Father's Garden
169(1)
David Wagoner
A Red, Red Rose
170(1)
Robert Burns
Two Songs
171(2)
Adrienne Rich
[Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?]
173(1)
William Shakespeare
The Twenty-third Psalm
173(1)
Anonymous
Sic Vita
174(1)
Henry King
[Batter my heart, three-personed God]
174(1)
John Donne
The Computation
175(1)
The Canonization
175(1)
At the Hospital
176(1)
David Ferry
Other
177(1)
Dorothy Livesay
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
178(1)
Randall Jarrell
A Comparison of the Life of Man
178(1)
Richard Barnfield
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
179(1)
Francis William Bourdillon
An Elegy for My Mother in Which She Scarcely Appears
179(1)
Eavan Boland
Aubade
180(1)
Amy Lowell
Of the Theme of Love
181(1)
Margaret Cavendish
Classic Ballroom Dances
181(1)
Charles Simic
[Wild Night--Wild Nights!]
182(1)
Emily Dickinson
The Blind Stitch
182(1)
Greg Delanty
Symbol
183(16)
Leningrad Cemetery, Winter of 1941
183(2)
Sharon Olds
The Leap
185(3)
James Dickey
Song
188(1)
Edmund Waller
I Am Like a Rose
189(1)
D. H. Lawrence
One Perfect Rose
189(1)
Dorothy Parker
The Sick Rose
190(1)
William Blake
Fireflies in the Garden
191(1)
Robert Frost
Dancing with God
191(2)
Stephen Dunn
Diving into the Wreck
193(2)
Adrienne Rich
After a Death
195(1)
Roo Borson
The Town Dump
195(2)
Howard Nemerov
My Ravine
197(2)
Dan Chiasson
The Sounds of Poetry
199(32)
The Word Plum
199(1)
Helen Chasin
What the Motorcycle Said
200(2)
Mona Van Duyn
Dirge
202(2)
Kenneth Fearing
Sound and Sense
204(4)
Alexander Pope
Metrical Feet
208(1)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Emily Dickinson
208(1)
Wendy Cope
[There was a young girl from St. Paul]
209(1)
Song
209(1)
Sir John Suckling
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
210(2)
John Dryden
The Raven
212(3)
Edgar Allan Poe
[Like as the waves...]
215(1)
William Shakespeare
Watching the Dance
215(1)
James Merrill
Spring and Fall
216(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Waking
217(1)
Theodore Roethke
Foolproof Loofah
217(1)
Lee Ann Brown
Song
218(1)
Cynthia Zarin
Mrs. Sisyphus
218(1)
Carol Ann Duffy
Words and Music
219(12)
A Song
220(1)
Thomas Randolph
When to Her Lute Corinna Sings
221(1)
Thomas Campion
Spring
221(1)
William Shakespeare
Faith's Review and Expectation
222(1)
John Newton
A Prayer, Living and Dying
223(1)
Augustus Montague Toplady
Homage to the Empress of the Blues
224(1)
Robert Hayden
The Blues
224(1)
Billy Collins
Dear John, Dear Coltrane
225(2)
Michael Harper
Body and Soul
227(1)
Charles Wright
Jazzanatomy
228(3)
James A. Emanuel
123rd Street Rap
Willie Perdomo
Internal Structure
231(24)
Mr. Flood's Party
231(3)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Goose Fish
234(2)
Howard Nemerov
Church Going
236(3)
Philip Larkin
Sonrisas
239(1)
Pat Mora
The Victims
240(2)
Sharon Olds
Sir Patrick Spens
242(1)
Arrangements with Earth for Three Dead Friends
243(1)
James Wright
Ode to the West Wind
244(2)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Dance
246(1)
William Carlos Williams
[The Wind begun to knead the Grass---]
247(1)
Emily Dickinson
Desire
247(1)
Gail Mazur
Save Us From
248(2)
Roo Borson
Heaven
250(1)
Cathy Song
Poetry
251(1)
Stephen Dunn
Keeping Things Whole
252(1)
Mark Strand
Stray Paragraphs in February, Year of the Rat
253(1)
Charles Wright
Poem with Lines in Any Order
253(2)
Robert Pinsky
External Form
255(35)
The Sonnet
258(16)
Nuns Fret Not
259(1)
William Wordsworth
[My lady's presence makes the roses red]
260(1)
Henry Constable
A Sonnet Is a Moment's Monument
261(1)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
On the Sonnet
261(1)
John Keats
My True Love Hath Mine Heart
262(1)
Sir Philip Sidney
[Wonder it is, and pity]
263(1)
Henry Constable
In This Strange Labyrinth
263(1)
Lady Mary Wroth
Sweep Me through Your Many-Chambered Heart
264(1)
Diane Ackerman
In the Park
264(1)
Gwen Harwood
[Come sleep! Oh sleep]
265(1)
Sir Philip Sidney
Care-charmer Sleep
265(1)
Bartholomew Griffin
Sonnet to Sleep
266(1)
John Keats
[When I consider how my light is spent]
266(1)
John Milton
In an Artist's Studio
267(1)
Christina Rossetti
Cobwebs
268(1)
[When our two souls stand up]
268(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
[What lips my lips have kissed]
269(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
[I shall forget you presently, my dear]
269(1)
First Fight. Then Fiddle
270(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
The New Colossus
270(1)
Emma Lazarus
The Potato Harvest
271(1)
Sir Charles G. D. Roberts
Wreck in the Woods
271(1)
Dave Smith
White Spine
272(1)
Henri Cole
Sonnet
272(1)
Robert Hass
Sonnet
273(1)
Billy Collins
Spring Break
273(1)
Anthony Hecht
Stanza Forms
274(6)
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
275(1)
Dylan Thomas
Poetry
276(1)
Marianne Moore
Sestina
277(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
beware : do not read this poem
278(2)
Ishmael Reed
Ars Poetica
280(1)
Archibald MacLeish
The Way a Poem Looks
280(10)
[l(a]
281(1)
E. E. Cummings
Composed in the Composing Room
281(1)
Franklin P. Adams
[Buffalo Bill's]
282(1)
E. E. Cummings
The Jungle Husband
283(1)
Stevie Smith
Easter Wings
284(1)
George Herbert
The Pillar of Fame
285(1)
Robert Herrick
Lilac
286(1)
Mary Ellen Solt
Here I Am
286(1)
Roger McGough
Anglosaxon Street
287(1)
Earle Birney
Evening News
288(2)
David Ferry
The Whole Text
290(13)
Delay
290(2)
Elizabeth Jennings
Western Wind
292(1)
Upon Julia's Clothes
293(2)
Robert Herrick
Musee des Beaux Arts
295(1)
W. H. Auden
The Collar
296(1)
George Herbert
Design
297(1)
Robert Frost
Piano
297(1)
D. H. Lawrence
[My Life had stood---a Loaded Gun---]
298(1)
Emily Dickinson
Epitaph on Elizabeth, L. H.
299(1)
Ben Jonson
Cutting the Cake
299(1)
Virginia Hamilton Adair
Kubla Khan
300(3)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Exploring Contexts
303(221)
Reading Poetry in Context
303(36)
Emmett Till
304(1)
James A. Emanuel
Channel Firing
305(1)
Thomas Hardy
Sonnet: The Ladies' Home Journal
306(3)
Sandra Gilbert
Times, Places, and Events
309(12)
1492
309(1)
Emma Lazarus
Ballad of Birmingham
309(1)
Dudley Randall
Dulce et Decorum Est
310(1)
Wilfred Owen
Thinking about Bill, Dead of AIDS
311(1)
Miller Williams
From Colony to Nation
312(1)
Irving Layton
Punishment
313(1)
Seamus Heaney
The House Slave
314(1)
Rita Dove
Hattie McDaniel Arrives at the Coconut Grove
315(1)
Boy on a Swing
316(1)
Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali
Casabianca
317(1)
Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Casabianca
318(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General
318(1)
Jonathan Swift
Frederick Douglass
319(1)
Robert Hayden
Facing It
320(1)
Yusef Komunyakaa
The Gift Outright
321(1)
Robert Frost
Constructing Identity, Exploring Gender
321(18)
Exchanging Hats
321(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
Sonnet
322(1)
Practicing
323(1)
Marie Howe
To George Sand [A Desire]
324(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
To George Sand [A Recognition]
324(1)
Song: To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
325(1)
Richard Lovelace
Disabled
325(1)
Wilfred Owen
Hemingway's Hat
326(1)
Vicki Feaver
Tu Do Street
327(2)
Yusef Komunyakaa
My Last Duchess
329(1)
Robert Browning
A Woman's Last Word
330(1)
[If It Be True]
331(1)
Esther Johnson
Written the First Year I Was Marry'd
332(1)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Sunworshippers
332(1)
Cathy Song
Paper Matches
333(1)
Paulette Jiles
The Lonely Wife
334(1)
Amy Lowell
The Silence of Women
335(1)
Liz Rosenberg
Anorexic
335(2)
Eavan Boland
A Blank
337(2)
Thom Gunn
The Author's Work as Context: John Keats and Adrienne Rich
339(43)
Keats
342(15)
On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
344(1)
From Endymion (Book 1)
344(1)
Ode to a Nightingale
345(2)
Ode on a Grecian Urn
347(2)
Ode on Melancholy
349(1)
To Autumn
350(1)
Passages from Letters and the Preface to Endymion
351(1)
To Benjamin Bailey (Nov. 22, 1817)
351(1)
To George and Thomas Keats (Dec. 21, 1817)
352(1)
To John Hamilton Reynolds (Feb. 19, 1818)
353(2)
To John Taylor (Feb. 27, 1818)
355(1)
Preface to Endymion (dated April 10, 1818)
355(1)
Chronology
355(2)
Rich
357(25)
At a Bach Concert
359(1)
Storm Warnings
359(1)
Living in Sin
360(1)
Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law
361(4)
Planetarium
365(1)
Dialogue
366(1)
Power
366(1)
For the Record
367(1)
[My mouth hovers across your breasts]
368(1)
Delta
368(1)
History
369(1)
Modotti
370(1)
Personal Reflections
371(1)
From When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision
371(1)
How Does a Poet Put Bread on the Table?
372(2)
A Communal Poetry
374(1)
Why I Refused the National Medal for the Arts
375(4)
Chronology
379(3)
Literary Tradition as Context
382(41)
Echo and Allusion
383(6)
[Come, my Celia, let us prove]
384(1)
Ben Jonson
The Lamb
385(1)
William Blake
Boom!
385(2)
Howard Nemerov
Love in America?
387(1)
Marianne Moore
You Too? Me Too---Why Not? Soda Pop
388(1)
Robert Hollander
[Not marble, nor the gilded monuments]
389(1)
William Shakespeare
Poetic ``Kinds''
389(2)
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
390(1)
Christopher Marlowe
Haiku
391(6)
[Whether astringent]
392(1)
Chiyojo
[A village without bells---]
393(1)
Basho
[This road---]
393(1)
[Coolness---]
393(1)
Buson
[Listening to the moon]
394(1)
[The faces of dolls]
394(1)
Seifu
[The moon and the flowers]
394(1)
Issa
[Insects on a bough]
394(1)
[Old pond---]
394(1)
Lafcadio Hearn
[An old-time pond]
395(1)
Clara A. Walsh
[The still old pond]
395(1)
Earl Miner
[The old pond]
395(1)
Allen Ginsberg
[The falling flower]
395(1)
Babette Deutsch
[Eastern guard tower]
396(1)
Etheridge Knight
[Looking over my shoulder]
396(1)
Allen Ginsberg
[In the falling snow]
396(1)
Richard Wright
Ray Charles
396(1)
James A. Emanuel
Poets on Poets: Imitation, Homage, Doubt
397(13)
[The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd]
397(1)
Sir Walter Ralegh
Raleigh Was Right
398(1)
William Carlos Williams
A Further Proposal
399(1)
Allen Ginsberg
[(ponder, darling, these busted statutes]
399(1)
E. E. Cummings
Ode on a Grecian Urn Summarized
400(1)
Desmond Skirrow
The Dover Bitch
400(1)
Anthony Hecht
[Not only marble, but the plastic toys]
401(1)
Wendy Cope
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
402(1)
John Keats
When I Read Shakespeare
402(1)
D. H. Lawrence
London, 1802
403(1)
William Wordsworth
You, Andrew Marvell
403(2)
Archibald MacLeish
Shelley
405(1)
Galway Kinnell
To Emily Dickinson
406(1)
Hart Crane
Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes
406(2)
Billy Collins
In Memory of W. B. Yeats
408(1)
W. H. Auden
Engineer's Corner
409(1)
Wendy Cope
Cultural Belief and Tradition
410(13)
Adam Posed
411(1)
Anne Finch
Ulysses Embroidered
412(1)
Miriam Waddington
The Kraken
413(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
An Ancient Gesture
413(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Cassandra
414(1)
Louise Bogan
Circe's Power
414(1)
Louise Gluck
Quaere
415(1)
George Farewell
On Being Brought from Africa to America
415(1)
Phillis Wheatley
Something Like a Sonnet for Phillis Miracle Wheatley
416(1)
June Jordan
Africa
416(1)
Maya Angelou
A Far Cry from Africa
417(1)
Derek Walcott
Ancestral Poem
418(1)
Olive Senior
Advice to a First Cousin
419(1)
Alberto Alvaro Rios
Jacklight
420(3)
Louise Erdrich
Cultural and Historical Contexts: The Harlem Renaissance
423(43)
A Black Man Talks of Reaping
433(1)
Arna Bontemps
Yet Do I Marvel
433(1)
Countee Cullen
Saturday's Child
434(1)
From the Dark Tower
435(1)
The Black Finger
435(1)
Angelina Grimke
Tenebris
435(1)
The Weary Blues
436(1)
Langston Hughes
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
437(1)
I, Too
438(1)
Cross
438(1)
Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem
439(1)
Helene Johnson
Harlem Shadows
439(1)
Claude McKay
If We Must Die
440(1)
The Tropics in New York
440(1)
The Harlem Dancer
440(1)
The White House
441(1)
Song of the Son
441(1)
Jean Toomer
From the Preface to The Book of American Negro Poetry
442(3)
James Weldon Johnson
From The New Negro
445(6)
Alain Locke
The Caucasian Storms Harlem
451(4)
Rudolph Fisher
Two Novels
455(1)
W. E. B. Du Bois
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
456(4)
Zora Neale Hurston
From The Big Sea [Harlem Literati]
460(6)
Langston Hughes
Critical Contexts: A Poetry Casebook
466(31)
Daddy
467(4)
Sylvia Plath
From Dying Is an Art
471(3)
George Steiner
From The Plath Celebration: A Partial Dissent
474(1)
Irving Howe
From Sylvia Plath
475(2)
A. Alvarez
From Rituals of Exorcism: ``Daddy''
477(3)
Judith Kroll
From Protean Poetic
480(3)
Mary Lynn Broe
From A Feminine Tradition
483(1)
Margaret Homans
From A Disturbance in Mirrors
484(4)
Pamela J. Annas
From Jealous Gods
488(9)
Steven Gould Axelrod
The Process of Creation
497(11)
Love Calls Us to the Things of This World Early drafts of the first stanza
498(1)
Richard Wilbur
Final version, 1956
499(1)
[Bright Star! Would I were stedfast as thou art!]
John Keats
Original version, 1819
500(1)
Revised version, 1820
500(1)
Ode on Melancholy
Original first stanza
500(1)
To Autumn
Manuscript
501(1)
Ode on Solitude
Alexander Pope
1709 ms version
502(1)
First printed version
503(1)
Final version, 1736
503(1)
[O where ha' you been, Lord Randal, my son?]
Longer version
504(1)
Shorter version
505(1)
Poetry
Marianne Moore
1925 version
505(1)
1967 version
505(1)
[Safe in their Alabaster Chambers---]
Emily Dickinson
1859 version
506(1)
1861 version
506(1)
The Tyger
William Blake
First draft
506(1)
Trial Stanzas
507(1)
Second full draft
507(1)
Evaluating Poetry
508(16)
[Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame]
511(2)
William Shakespeare
Song
513(2)
John Donne
Street Funeral
515(1)
Irving Layton
In Memory of Jane Fraser
516(1)
Geoffrey Hill
Blackberry Eating
516(1)
Galway Kinnell
Dry Season
517(1)
Derek Walcott
Anecdote of the Jar
517(1)
Wallace Stevens
Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
518(1)
John Crowe Ransom
The Idea
518(1)
Mark Strand
[The Brain---is wider than the Sky---]
519(1)
Emily Dickinson
Song
519(1)
Katherine Philips
Museum Piece
520(1)
Richard Wilbur
Reading Time : 1 Minute 26 Seconds
520(1)
Muriel Rukeyser
Earthmoving Malediction
521(3)
Heather McHugh
Reading More Poetry
524(77)
On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City
524(1)
Sherman Alexie
Of the Light
525(1)
John Ashbery
Paradoxes and Oxymorons
526(1)
As I Walked Out One Evening
526(2)
W. H. Auden
Holy Thursday (1789)
528(1)
William Blake
Holy Thursday (1794)
528(1)
To the Disapora
529(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Porphyria's Lover
529(2)
Robert Browning
[Because I could not stop for Death---]
531(1)
Emily Dickinson
[I reckon---when I count at all---]
532(1)
[I stepped from Plank to Plank]
532(1)
[We do not play on Graves---]
532(1)
[She dealt her pretty words like Blades---]
533(1)
[Death, be not proud]
533(1)
John Donne
The Sun Rising
534(1)
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
535(1)
Sympathy
536(1)
Paul Laurence Dunbar
We Wear the Mask
536(1)
Journey of the Magi
537(1)
T. S. Eliot
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
538(4)
The Road Not Taken
542(1)
Robert Frost
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
543(1)
A Supermarket in California
543(1)
Allen Ginsberg
Velocity of Money
544(1)
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
545(3)
Thomas Gray
The Darkling Thrush
548(1)
Thomas Hardy
Neutral Tones
548(1)
Then Time
549(2)
Robert Hass
Digging
551(1)
Seamus Heaney
God's Grandeur
552(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Windhover
552(1)
Heirloom
553(1)
A. M. Klein
The Garden
554(2)
Andrew Marvell
Lycidas
556(5)
John Milton
I Go Back to May 1937
561(1)
Sharon Olds
The Glass
562(1)
My Son the Man
563(1)
Barren Woman
563(1)
Sylvia Plath
Black Rook in Rainy Weather
564(1)
Lady Lazarus
565(2)
In a Station of the Metro
567(1)
Ezra Pound
A Virginal
567(1)
On Change of Weathers
568(1)
Francis Quarles
The Idea of Order at Key West
568(2)
Wallace Stevens
The Emperor of Ice-Cream
570(1)
Sunday Morning
570(3)
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
573(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Tears, Idle Tears
574(1)
Tithonus
575(1)
Ulysses
576(2)
Fern Hill
578(2)
Dylan Thomas
Facing West from California's Shores
580(1)
Walt Whitman
I Hear America Singing
580(1)
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed
581(6)
Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey
587(4)
William Wordsworth
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
591(1)
W. B. Yeats
All Things Can Tempt Me
591(1)
Easter 1916
592(2)
The Second Coming
594(1)
Leda and the Swan
595(1)
Sailing to Byzantium
595(1)
Among School Children
596(2)
Byzantium
598(3)
Biographical Sketches: Poets
601(22)
Writing about Poetry
623(60)
Paraphrase, Summary, and Description
623(3)
The Elements of the Essay
626(7)
The Writing Process
633(12)
The Research Essay
645(15)
Quotation, Citation, and Documentation
660(12)
Sample Research Paper: ``Keeping the Sabbath Separately: Emily Dickinson's Rebellious Faith''
672(11)
Richard Gibson
Critical Approaches
683
Glossary 1(6)
Permissions Acknowledgments 7(18)
Index of Authors 25(6)
Index of Titles and First Lines 31


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