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The Norton Introduction to Literature

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Table of Contents

Preface xxv
Introduction: What Is Literature? xxix
Fiction
Fiction: Reading, Responding, Writing 2(13)
The Zebra Storyteller
2(3)
Spencer Holst
No One's a Mystery
5(3)
Elizabeth Tallent
The Jewelry
8(7)
Guy de Maupassant
Questions/Writing Suggestions
14(1)
Understanding the Text 15(324)
Plot
15(51)
Happy Endings
20(3)
Margaret Atwood
The Country Husband
23(18)
John Cheever
Sonny's Blues
41(25)
James Baldwin
Questions/Writing Suggestions
64(2)
Narration and Point of View
66(36)
The Cask of Amontillado
70(5)
Edgar Allan Poe
Hills Like White Elephants
75(3)
Ernest Hemingway
How
78(7)
Lorrie Moore
Dreams
85(17)
Timothy Findley
Questions/Writing Suggestions
100(2)
Character
102(55)
Why I Live at the P.O.
107(9)
Eudora Welty
Bartleby, the Scrivener
116(26)
Herman Melville
Our Friend Judith
142(15)
Doris Lessing
Questions/Writing Suggestions
155(2)
Setting
157(38)
Sanchez
159(9)
Richard Dokey
A Pair of Tickets
168(14)
Amy Tan
The Lady with the Dog
182(13)
Anton Chekhov
Questions/Writing Suggestions
194(1)
Symbol
195(28)
Young Goodman Brown
198(9)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Hunger Artist
207(7)
Franz Kafka
Janus
214(9)
Ann Beattie
Questions/Writing Suggestions
217(2)
Student Writing: Geoffrey Clement, The Struggle to Surface in the Water of ``Sonny's Blues''
219(4)
Theme
223(49)
A Souvenir of Japan
227(6)
Angela Carter
The Management of Grief
233(12)
Bharati Mukherjee
Good Climate, Friendly Inhabitants
245(10)
Nadine Gordimer
Interpreter of Maladies
255(17)
Jhumpa Lahiri
Questions/Writing Suggestions
270(2)
The Whole Text
272(67)
The Secret Sharer
272(31)
Joseph Conrad
Questions and Writing Suggestions
301(2)
Love Medicine
303(17)
Louise Erdrich
Questions and Writing Suggestions
319(1)
The Open Boat
320(19)
Stephen Crane
Questions and Writing Suggestions
337(2)
Exploring Contexts 339(238)
The Author's Work As Context: D. H. Lawrence and Flannery O'Connor
339(107)
D. H. Lawrence
345(45)
Odour of Chrysanthemums
345(14)
The Blind Man
359(14)
The Rocking-Horse Winner
373(11)
Passages from Essays and Letters
384(6)
Flannery O'Connor
390(56)
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
390(11)
The Lame Shall Enter First
401(26)
Everything That Rises Must Converge
427(12)
Passages from Essays and Letters
439(5)
Questions/Writing Suggestions
444(2)
Literary Kind as Context: Initiation Stories
446(22)
Gorilla, My Love
447(5)
Toni Cade Bambara
Boys and Girls
452(10)
Alice Munro
Araby
462(6)
James Joyce
Questions/Writing Suggestions
466(2)
Form as Context: The Short Short Story
468(22)
The Story of an Hour
470(2)
Kate Chopin
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
472(4)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Girl
476(1)
Jamaica Kincaid
Pants on Fire
477(4)
Nicholson Baker
The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket
481(3)
Yasunari Kawabata
The Use of Force
484(2)
William Carlos Williams
She Unnames Them
486(4)
Ursula K. Le Guin
Questions/Writing Suggestions
488(2)
Cultural and Historical Context
490(39)
Babylon Revisited
498(31)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Echoes of the Jazz Age
513(3)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
From Exile's Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s
516(6)
Malcolm Cowley
The New York Times
Stocks Collapse in 16,410,030-Share Day
522(1)
Crowd at Tickers See Fortunes Wane
522(1)
Women Traders Going Back to Bridge Games: Say They Are Through with Stocks Forever
523(1)
From Social Problems of the Family
524(2)
Ernest R. Groves
From The Bankruptcy of Marriage
526(3)
V. F. Calverton
Critical Contexts: A Fiction Casebook
529(48)
A Rose for Emily
531(46)
William Faulkner
Student Writing: Daniel Bronson, ``Like the Sand of the Hourglass...''
539(3)
``We all said, `she will kill herself''': The Narrator/Detective in William Faulkner's ``A Rose for Emily''
542(8)
Lawrence R. Rodgers
Styles of Reading
550(8)
George L. Dillon
A Rose for ``A Rose for Emily''
558(7)
Judith Fetterley
Of Time and Its Mathematical Progression: Problems of Chronology in Faulkner's ``A Rose for Emily''
565(7)
Gene M. Moore
Student Writing: Willow D. Crystal, ``One of us...'': Concepts of the Private and the Public in William Faulkner's ``A Rose for Emily''
572(5)
Evaluating Fiction 577(42)
A Conversation with My Father
577(6)
Grace Paley
The Most Dangerous Game
583(18)
Richard Connell
Student Writing: Thaddeus Smith, Why ``The Most Dangerous Game'' Is Good Literature
598(1)
Student Writing: Sara Rosen, Why ``The Most Dangerous Game'' Is Not Good Literature
599(2)
Barn Burning
601(18)
William Faulkner
Reading More Fiction 619(191)
My Contraband
619(14)
Louisa May Alcott
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
633(7)
Ambrose Bierce
Without Benefit of Clergy
640(15)
Rudyard Kipling
The Real Thing
655(18)
Henry James
The Yellow Wallpaper
673(12)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Souls Belated
685(20)
Edith Wharton
A Jury of Her Peers
705(15)
Susan Glaspell
Her First Ball
720(5)
Katherine Mansfield
Flowering Judas
725(9)
Katherine Anne Porter
The Garden of Forking Paths
734(7)
Jorge Luis Borges
King of the Bingo Game
741(7)
Ralph Ellison
The Lady with the Pet Dog
748(13)
Joyce Carol Oates
Shiloh
761(10)
Bobbie Ann Mason
Cathedral
771(11)
Raymond Carver
In Broad Daylight
782(8)
Ha Jin
The Prophet's Hair
790(11)
Salman Rushdie
Dressing Down
801(9)
Carol Shields
Poetry
Poetry: Reading, Responding, Writing 810(23)
Reading
811(1)
How Do I Love Thee?
811(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Tally Stick
812(1)
Jarold Ramsey
love poem
813(2)
Linda Pastan
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
815(1)
Ezra Pound
Wedding-Ring
816(2)
Denise Levertov
Responding
817(1)
On My First Son
818(1)
Ben Jonson
The Vacuum
819(1)
Howard Nemerov
Mid-Term Break
820(1)
Seamus Heaney
Fifth Grade Autobiography
821(1)
Rita Dove
The Fury of Overshoes
822(3)
Anne Sexton
Writing About Poems
824(1)
Practicing Reading: Some Poems on Love
825(1)
[Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone]
825(1)
W. H. Auden
To My Dear and Loving Husband
825(1)
Anne Bradstreet
[Let me not to the marriage of true minds]
826(1)
William Shakespeare
Rondeau
826(1)
Leigh Hunt
A Special Theory of Relativity
826(1)
Alan Bold
[What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why]
827(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
On Her Loving Two Equally
828(1)
Aphra Behn
Married Love
828(1)
Liz Rosenberg
To the Ladies
829(1)
Mary, Lady Chudleigh
A Last Confession
830(1)
W. B. Yeats
[Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?]
830(1)
William Shakespeare
Wayman in Love
831(2)
Tom Wayman
Questions/Writing Suggestions
832(1)
Understanding the Text 833(256)
Tone
833(27)
Barbie Doll
833(1)
Marge Piercy
Leaving the Motel
834(2)
W. D. Snodgrass
In Time of Plague
836(2)
Thom Gunn
Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane
838(1)
Etheridge Knight
London
839(2)
William Blake
Woodchucks
841(1)
Maxine Kumin
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
842(2)
Adrienne Rich
Many Tones: Poems About Family Relationships
844(1)
After Making Love We Hear Footsteps
844(1)
Galway Kinnell
Eden
844(1)
Emily Grosholz
The Necessity for Irony
845(1)
Eavan Boland
My Father's Corpse
846(1)
Andrew Hudgins
Persimmons
847(2)
Li-Young Lee
Those Winter Sundays
849(1)
Robert Hayden
You Didn't Fit
850(1)
Susan Musgrave
Elegy
851(1)
Alan Dugan
Mother of the Groom
851(1)
Seamus Heaney
Alzheimer's
852(1)
Kelly Cherry
Beauty
852(1)
Susan Glickman
Grandmother, a Caribbean Indian, Described by My Father
853(1)
Yvonne Sapia
Postcard from Kashmir
854(1)
Agha Shahid Ali
Green Chile
855(1)
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Heaven
856(2)
Cathy Song
Indian Movie, New Jersey
858(2)
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Questions/Writing Suggestions
859(1)
Speaker: Whose Voice Do We Hear?
860(25)
The Ruined Maid
860(2)
Thomas Hardy
In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day
862(1)
X.J. Kennedy
Letters in the Family
863(3)
Adrienne Rich
Death of a Young Son by Drowning
866(1)
Margaret Atwood
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
867(3)
Robert Browning
Sudden Journey
870(1)
Tess Gallagher
A Certain Lady
870(2)
Dorothy Parker
Needs
872(1)
A. R. Ammons
She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways
873(1)
William Wordsworth
Praying Drunk
874(2)
Andrew Hudgins
Hanging Fire
876(1)
Audre Lorde
They Flee from Me
876(1)
Sir Thomas Wyatt
To a Louse
877(1)
Robert Burns
The Poison Flower
878(1)
Mary Coleridge
Lessons of the War: Judging Distances
879(1)
Henry Reed
La Migra
880(1)
Pat Mora
We Real Cool
881(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Mirror
882(1)
Sylvia Plath
The Outlaw
882(1)
Seamus Heaney
[I celebrate myself, and sing myself]
883(2)
Walt Whitman
Questions/Writing Suggestions
883(2)
Situation and Setting: What Happens? Where? When?
885(39)
Cherrylog Road
886(3)
James Dickey
The Flea
889(1)
John Donne
Daystar
890(1)
Rita Dove
To a Daughter Leaving Home
891(1)
Linda Pastan
On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
892(2)
John Milton
Point Shirley
894(2)
Sylvia Plath
Dover Beach
896(2)
Matthew Arnold
Situations
898(1)
How I Discovered Poetry
898(1)
Marilyn Nelson
The Night-Wind
898(1)
Emily Bronte
Siren Song
899(1)
Margaret Atwood
A Mongoloid Child Handling Shells on the Beach
900(1)
Richard Snyder
To His Coy Mistress
900(2)
Andrew Marvell
Summer Love
902(1)
Marilyn Chin
Peeling an Orange
902(1)
Virginia Hamilton Adair
William Blake
Holy Thursday
903(1)
Holy Thursday
903(1)
Porphyria's Lover
904(1)
Robert Browning
A Way of Life
905(2)
Howard Nemerov
Times
907(1)
[Full many a glorious morning have I seen]
907(1)
William Shakespeare
The Good-Morrow
907(1)
John Donne
Morning Song
908(1)
Sylvia Plath
Morning
909(1)
Billy Collins
A Description of the Morning
909(1)
Jonathan Swift
Evening
910(1)
Karen Volkman
Evening in the Sanitarium
911(1)
Louise Bogan
Winter Evening
912(1)
Archibald Lampman
Places
913(1)
Singapore
913(1)
Mary Oliver
In Westminster Abbey
914(1)
John Betjeman
The Laundromat
915(1)
Dorianne Laux
West Indian Primer
916(1)
Elizabeth Alexander
A Map of the City
917(1)
Thom Gunn
City Afternoon
917(1)
John Ashbery
A Description of a City Shower
918(1)
Jonathan Swift
Midsummer
919(5)
Derek Walcott
Questions/Writing Suggestions
920(1)
Student Writing: Kimberly Smith, A Letter to an Author
921(3)
Language
924(62)
Precision and Ambiguity
924(1)
[The golf links lie so near the mill]
924(1)
Sarah Cleghorn
Countess of Winchelsea, There's No To-Morrow
925(1)
Anne Finch
Of Time and the Line
926(1)
Charles Bernstein
At the San Franciso Airport
927(2)
Yvor Winters
Slim Cunning Hands
929(1)
Walter de la Mare
Gentle Communion
930(2)
Pat Mora
[After great pain, a formal feeling comes---]
932(1)
Emily Dickinson
My Papa's Waltz
932(2)
Theodore Roethke
Sex without Love
934(1)
Sharon Olds
Lies
935(1)
Martha Collins
[I dwell in Possibility---]
935(1)
Emily Dickinson
William Carlos Williams
The Red Wheelbarrow
936(1)
This Is Just to Say
936(1)
Parsley
937(2)
Rita Dove
Pied Beauty
939(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
[in Just-]
939(1)
E. E. Cummings
Morning
940(1)
Mary Oliver
Reflections on Ice-Breaking
940(1)
Ogden Nash
Here Usually Comes the Bride
941(1)
Hidden Meaning
941(1)
Susan Musgrave
Still to Be Neat
942(1)
Ben Jonson
Delight in Disorder
942(1)
Robert Herrick
From Paradise Lost
943(3)
John Milton
De Puero Balbutiente
946(2)
Thomas Bastard
Picturing: The Languages of Description
947(1)
Rorschach
948(1)
Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Home Movies: A Sort of Ode
949(1)
Mary Jo Salter
Bluebonnets
950(1)
Gail Mazur
The Beautiful Changes
951(1)
Richard Wilbur
On a Drop of Dew
952(1)
Andrew Marvell
Love: Youth
953(1)
C. K. Williams
To Penshurst
954(3)
Ben Jonson
Metaphor and Simile
957(1)
[That time of year thou mayst in me behold]
957(2)
William Shakespeare
Marks
959(1)
Linda Pastan
My Father's Garden
960(1)
David Wagoner
Hogwash
961(1)
Robert Francis
A Red, Red Rose
962(1)
Robert Burns
Two Songs
963(2)
Adrienne Rich
[Sex, as they harshly call it,]
963(1)
[That ``old last act''!]
964(1)
The Twenty-third Psalm
965(1)
Anonymous
John Donne
[Batter my heart, three-personed God; for You]
966(1)
The Computation
966(1)
At the Hospital
966(1)
David Ferry
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
967(1)
Randall Jarrell
A Comparison of the Life of Man
967(1)
Richard Barnfield
Aubade
967(1)
Amy Lowell
Other
968(1)
Dorothy Livesay
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
969(1)
Francis William Bourdillon
[Wild Nights---Wild Nights!]
969(1)
Emily Dickinson
Symbol
970(1)
Leningrad Cemetery, Winter of 1941
970(2)
Sharon Olds
The Leap
972(2)
James Dickey
Song
974(1)
Edmund Waller
I Am Like a Rose
975(1)
D. H. Lawrence
One Perfect Rose
976(1)
Dorothy Parker
The Sick Rose
976(2)
William Blake
Fireflies in the Garden
978(1)
Robert Frost
Dancing with God
978(1)
Stephen Dunn
Short History of the West
979(1)
Jorie Graham
Diving into the Wreck
980(2)
Adrienne Rich
After a Death
982(1)
Roo Borson
The Town Dump
983(3)
Howard Nemerov
Questions/Writing Suggestions
984(2)
The Sounds of Poetry
986(31)
The Word Plum
986(2)
Helen Chasin
What the Motorcycle Said
988(1)
Mona Van Duyn
Dirge
989(2)
Kenneth Fearing
Sound and Sense
991(2)
Alexander Pope
Metrical Feet
993(1)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Emily Dickinson
994(1)
Wendy Cope
[There was a young lady of Riga]
994(1)
Anonymous
Song
994(1)
Sir John Suckling
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
995(2)
John Dryden
The Raven
997(3)
Edgar Allan Poe
[Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore]
1000(1)
William Shakespeare
Watching the Dance
1000(1)
James Merrill
Break, Break, Break
1001(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Spring and Fall
1001(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Foolproof Loofah
1002(1)
Lee Ann Brown
The Waking
1002(1)
Theodore Roethke
[A narrow Fellow in the Grass]
1003(1)
Emily Dickinson
Song
1004(1)
Cynthia Zarin
Words and Music
1004(1)
A Song
1005(1)
Thomas Randolph
When to Her Lute Corinna Sings
1006(1)
Thomas Campion
Spring
1006(1)
William Shakespeare
Homage to the Empress of the Blues
1007(1)
Robert Hayden
The Blues
1007(1)
Billy Collins
Dear Coltrane
1008(1)
Michael Harper
Dear John
Jazzanatomy
1009(1)
James A. Emanuel
Mr. Tambourine Man
1010(1)
Bob Dylan
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
1011(1)
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
123rd Street Rap
1012(5)
Willie Perdomo
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1013(1)
Student Writing: Christine Woodside Metrical Variation and Meaning in ``To the Memory of Mr. Oldham''
1014(3)
Internal Structure
1017(27)
Mr. Flood's Party
1017(3)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Goose Fish
1020(2)
Howard Nemerov
Church Going
1022(2)
Philip Larkin
Sonrisas
1024(1)
Pat Mora
Arrangements with Earth for Three Dead Friends
1025(2)
James Wright
The Victims
1027(2)
Sharon Olds
Sir Patrick Spens
1029(1)
Anonymous
Auto Wreck
1030(1)
Karl Shapiro
The Pardon
1031(1)
Richard Wilbur
The Dance
1032(1)
William Carlos Williams
Desire
1032(1)
Gail Mazur
[The Wind begun to knead the Grass---]
1033(1)
Emily Dickinson
Save Us From
1034(1)
Roo Borson
Poetry
1035(1)
Stephen Dunn
Ode to the West Wind
1035(3)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
In Memory of W. B. Yeats
1038(6)
W. H. Auden
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1040(1)
Student Writing: Carol Lin Language and Structure in Sharon Old's ``The Victims''
1041(3)
External Form
1044(29)
The Sonnet
1047(1)
Nuns Fret Not
1047(1)
William Wordsworth
[My lady's presence makes the roses red]
1048(1)
Henry Constable
A Sonnet Is a Moment's Monument
1049(1)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
On the Sonnet
1050(1)
John Keats
The New Colossus
1051(1)
Emma Lazarus
The White House
1051(1)
Claude McKay
[When I consider how my light is spent]
1052
John Milton
London, 1802
1052(1)
William Wordsworth
In an Artist's Studio
1053(1)
Christina Rossetti
The Potato Harvest
1053(1)
Sir Charles G. D. Roberts
First Fight. Then Fiddle
1054(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Range-Finding
1054(1)
Robert Frost
In the Park
1055(1)
Gwen Harwood
The Harlem Dancer
1055(1)
Claude McKay
Yet Do I Marvel
1056(1)
Countee Cullen
Opening the Cage
1056(1)
Edwin Morgan
Joy Sonnet in a Random Universe
1057(1)
Helen Chasin
[My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun]
1057(1)
William Shakespeare
Sweep Me through Your Many-Chambered Heart
1058(2)
Diane Ackerman
Stanza Forms
1059(1)
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
1060(1)
Dylan Thomas
Poetry
1060(1)
Marianne Moore
Sestina
1061(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
beware: do not read this poem
1062(2)
Ishmael Reed
Ars Poetica
1064(1)
Archibald MacLeish
The Way a Poem Looks
1065(1)
E. E. Cummings [l(a]
1065(1)
Composed in the Composing Room
1066(1)
Franklin P. Adams
[Buffalo Bill's]
1066(1)
E. E. Cummings
The Jungle Husband
1067(1)
Stevie Smith
Easter Wings
1068(1)
George Herbert
The Pillar of Fame
1069(1)
Robert Herrick
Anglosaxon Street
1069(1)
Earle Birney
Evening News I
1070(1)
David Ferry
Lilac
1071(2)
Mary Ellen Solt
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1072(1)
The Whole Text
1073(16)
Delay
1074(1)
Elizabeth Jennings
Western Wind
1075(1)
Anonymous
Upon Julia's Clothes
1076(2)
Robert Herrick
Musee des Beaux Arts
1078(1)
W. H. Auden
The Collar
1079(1)
George Herbert
Design
1080(1)
Robert Frost
The Learned
1080(1)
Eden Phillpotts
Piano
1080(1)
D. H. Lawrence
[My Life had stood---a Loaded Gun---]
1081(1)
Emily Dickinson
Cutting the Cake
1082(1)
Virginia Hamilton Adair
Epitaph on Elizabeth, L. H.
1082(7)
Ben Johnson
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1083(1)
Student Writing: Meaghan E. Parker Tragedy in Five Stanzas: ``Woodchucks''
1084(5)
Exploring Contexts 1089(146)
The Author's Work As Context: John Keats
1089(17)
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
1091(1)
On the Grasshopper and the Cricket
1092(1)
On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
1092(1)
From Endymion (Book 1)
1093(1)
When I Have Fears
1093(1)
Ode to a Nightingale
1094(2)
Ode on a Grecian Urn
1096(2)
To Autumn
1098(1)
Passages from Letters and the Preface to Endymion
1099(6)
Questions/Writing Suggestion
1105(1)
The Author's Work in Context: Adrienne Rich
1106(23)
At a Bach Concert
1107(1)
Storm Warnings
1108(1)
Living in Sin
1108(1)
Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law
1109(4)
Planetarium
1113(1)
Dialogue
1114(1)
Power
1115(1)
For the Record
1115(1)
[My mouth hovers across your breasts]
1116(1)
Delta
1116(1)
History
1117(1)
Modotti
1118(1)
Personal Reflections
1119(9)
Question/Writing Suggestions
1128(1)
Literary Tradition as Context
1129(36)
Echo and Allusion
1130(1)
[Come, my Celia, let us prove]
1131(1)
Ben Jonson
The Lamb
1132(1)
William Blake
Boom!
1132(2)
Howard Nemerov
Love in America?
1134(1)
Marianne Moore
You Too? Me Too---Why Not? Soda Pop
1135(1)
Robert Hollander
[Not marble nor the gilded monuments]
1136(1)
William Shakespeare
Poetic ``Kinds''
1137(1)
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
1137(2)
Christopher Marlowe
Haiku
1139(1)
[Whether astringent]
1139(1)
Chiyojo
Basho
[A village without bells---]
1140(1)
[This road---]
1141(1)
Buson
[Coolness---]
1141(1)
[Listening to the moon]
1141(1)
Issa
[The moon and the flowers]
1141(1)
[Insects on a bough]
1141(1)
[The faces of dolls]
1142(1)
Seifu
[No sky and no earth]
1142(1)
Hashin
[Come! Come! Though I call]
1142(1)
Onitsura
[Old pond---...]
1142(1)
Lafcadio Hearn
[An old-time pond from off whose shadowed depth]
1143(1)
Clara A. Walsh
[The still old pond]
1143(1)
Earl Miner
[The old pond]
1143(1)
Allen Ginsberg
[The falling flower]
1143(1)
Babette Deutsch
[Eastern guard tower]
1144(1)
Etheridge Knight
[Looking over my shoulder]
1144(1)
Allen Ginsberg
[In the falling snow]
1144(1)
Richard Wright
Ray Charles
1144(1)
James A. Emanuel
Imitating and Answering
1145(1)
The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
1145(1)
Sir Walter Ralegh
Raleigh Was Right
1146(1)
William Carlos Williams
[(ponder, darling, these busted statues]
1147(1)
E. E. Cummings
To His Importunate Mistress
1147(1)
Peter De Vries
A Further Proposal
1148(1)
Allen Ginsberg
Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams
1149(1)
Kenneth Koch
Ode on a Grecian Urn Summarized
1150(1)
Desmond Skirrow
The Dover Bitch
1150(1)
Anthony Hecht
[Not only marble, but the plastic toys]
1151(2)
Wendy Cope
Cultural Belief and Tradition
1152(1)
Adam's Task
1153(1)
John Hollander
Eve Names the Animals
1153(1)
Susan Donnelly
Helen
1154(1)
H. D. (Hilda Doolittle)
Cassandra
1155(1)
Louise Bogan
Ulysses Embroidered
1155(1)
Miriam Waddington
An Ancient Gesture
1156(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Kraken
1157(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
1157(1)
Langston Hughes
On Being Brought from Africa to America
1158(1)
Phyllis Wheatley
Something Like a Sonnet for Phillis Miracle Wheatley
1158(1)
June Jordan
Africa
1159(1)
Maya Angelou
A Far Cry from Africa
1159(1)
Derek Walcott
I Am a Cowboy in the Boat of Ra
1160(2)
Ishmael Reed
Advice to a First Cousin
1162(1)
Alberto Alvaro Rios
Jacklight
1163(2)
Louise Erdrich
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1164(1)
Cultural and Historical Context
1165(38)
Emmett Till
1166(1)
James A. Emanuel
Channel Firing
1167(1)
Thomas Hardy
Sonnet: The Ladies' Home Journal
1168(4)
Sandra Gilbert
Times, Places, and Events
1172(1)
Thinking about Bill, Dead of AIDS
1172(1)
Miller Williams
From Colony to Nation
1172(1)
Irving Layton
Welcome to Hiroshima
1173(1)
Mary Jo Salter
America
1174(1)
Claude McKay
Harlem (A Dream Deferred)
1175(1)
Langston Hughes
Frederick Douglass
1175(1)
Robert Hayden
Boy on a Swing
1176(1)
Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali
Casabianca
1176(1)
Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Casabianca
1177(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
Dulce et Decorum Est
1178(1)
Wilfred Owen
The Fury of Aerial Bombardment
1179(1)
Richard Eberhart
Ballad of Birmingham
1179(1)
Dudley Randall
Punishment
1180(2)
Seamus Heaney
Constructing Identity, Exploring Gender
1182(1)
Exchanging Hats
1182(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
Practicing
1183(1)
Marie Howe
Song: To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
1184(1)
Richard Lovelace
Disabled
1184(1)
Wilfred Owen
Robert Browning
My Last Duchess
1185(2)
A Woman's Last Word
1187(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
To George Sand---A Desire
1188(1)
To George Sand---A Recognition
1189(1)
Tu Do Street
1189(1)
Yusef Komunyakaa
She
1190(1)
Richard Wilbur
Written the First Year I Was Marry'd
1191(1)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
What's That Smell in the Kitchen?
1192(1)
Marge Piercy
Paper Matches
1192(1)
Paulette Jiles
When I Was Fair and Young
1193(1)
Elizabeth
L'amitie: To Mrs. M. Awbrey
1193(1)
Katherine Philips
Edna St. Vincent Millay
[Women have loved before as I love now]
1194(1)
[I, being born a woman and distressed]
1194(1)
[Who would divorce her lover...]
1195(1)
Marilyn Hacker
The Lonely Wife
1195(1)
Amy Lowell
The Silence of Women
1196(1)
Liz Rosenberg
The Changeling
1197(1)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Washing-Day
1198(2)
Anna Letitia Barbauld
Venison
1200(1)
Karen Chase
A Blank
1200(3)
Thom Gunn
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1201(2)
Critical Contexts: A Poetry Casebook
1203(32)
Daddy
1205(30)
Sylvia Plath
Dying Is an Art
1208(3)
George Steiner
The Plath Celebration: A Partial Dissent
1211(1)
Irving Howe
Sylvia Plath
1212(3)
A. Alvarez
Rituals of Exorcism: ``Daddy''
1215(3)
Judith Kroll
From Protean Poetic
1218(3)
Mary Lynn Broe
From A Feminine Tradition
1221(2)
Margaret Homans
From A Disturbance in Mirrors
1223(3)
Pamela J. Annas
Jealous Gods
1226(9)
Steven Gould Axelrod
Evaluating Poetry 1235(14)
[Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame]
1238(1)
William Shakespeare
Song
1239(3)
John Donne
Street Funeral
1242(1)
Irving Layton
In Memory of Jane Fraser
1242(1)
Geoffrey Hill
Blackberry Eating
1243(1)
Galway Kinnell
[The Brain---is wider than the Sky---]
1243(1)
Emily Dickinson
To Emily Dickinson
1244(1)
Hart Crane
Anecdote of the Jar
1244(1)
Wallace Stevens
Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
1245(1)
John Crowe Ransom
King Kong Meets Wallace Stevens
1245(1)
Michael Ondaatje
Reading Time: 1 Minute 26 Seconds
1246(1)
Muriel Rukeyser
Revolutionary Petunias
1247(2)
Alice Walker
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1248(1)
Reading More Poetry 1249(83)
As I Walked Out One Evening
1249(1)
W. H. Auden
The Tyger
1250(1)
William Blake
Gwendolyn Brooks
To the Diaspora
1251(1)
The Coora Flower
1252(1)
Kubla Khan
1252(2)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Emily Dickinson
[Because I could not stop for Death---]
1254(1)
[I reckon---when I count at all---]
1254(1)
[I stepped from Plank to Plank]
1255(1)
[It dropped so low---in my Regard---]
1255(1)
[My life closed twice before its close---]
1256(1)
[We do not play on Graves---]
1256(1)
[She dealt her pretty words like Blades---]
1256(1)
John Donne
The Canonization
1257(1)
[Death, be not proud, though some have called thee]
1258(1)
The Sun Rising
1258(1)
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
1259(1)
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Sympathy
1260(1)
We Wear the Mask
1261(1)
T. S. Eliot
Journey of the Magi
1261(2)
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
1263(3)
Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken
1266(1)
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
1267(1)
Allen Ginsberg
A Supermarket in California
1267(1)
Velocity of Money
1268(1)
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
1269(3)
Thomas Gray
Thomas Hardy
The Convergence of the Twain
1272(2)
The Darkling Thrush
1274(1)
During Wind and Rain
1275(1)
Neutral Tones
1275(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
God's Grandeur
1276(1)
The Windhover
1276(1)
Langston Hughes
I, Too
1277(1)
Theme for English B
1278(1)
Heirloom
1279(1)
A. M. Klein
Skunk Hour
1279(2)
Robert Lowell
Andrew Marvell
The Garden
1281(2)
The Mower, against Gardens
1283(1)
Lycidas
1284(5)
John Milton
Sharon Olds
I Go Back to May 1937
1289(1)
The Lifting
1290(1)
The Glass
1290(1)
Sylvia Plath
Barren Woman
1291(1)
Black Rook in Rainy Weather
1292(1)
Lady Lazarus
1293(2)
Ezra Pound
The Garden
1295(1)
In a Station of the Metro
1295(1)
A Virginal
1295(1)
I Knew a Woman
1296(1)
Theodore Roethke
Wallace Stevens
The Idea of Order at Key West
1297(1)
The Emperor of Ice-Cream
1298(1)
Sunday Morning
1299(3)
Lord Tennyson
Alfred
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
1302(1)
Tears, Idle Tears
1302(1)
Tithonus
1303(1)
Ulysses
1304(2)
Dylan Thomas
Fern Hill
1306(1)
In My Craft or Sullen Art
1307(1)
Song of the Son
1308(1)
Jean Toomer
Walt Whitman
Facing West from California's Shores
1309(1)
I Hear America Singing
1309(1)
A Noiseless Patient Spider
1310(1)
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed
1310(6)
Richard Wilbur
Museum Piece
1316(1)
Love Calls Us to the Things of This World
1317(1)
Transit
1318(1)
Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798
1318(4)
William Wordsworth
W. B. Yeats
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
1322(1)
All Things Can Tempt Me
1322(1)
Easter 1916
1323(2)
The Second Coming
1325(1)
Leda and the Swan
1326(1)
Sailing to Byzantium
1326(1)
Among School Children
1327(3)
Byzantium
1330(2)
Drama
Drama: Reading, Responding, Writing 1332(27)
Trifles
1335(11)
Susan Glaspell
Sure Thing
1346(13)
David Ives
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1355(1)
Student Writing: Caryl Zook, Trifles
1356(3)
Understanding the Text 1359(249)
Character
1359(3)
Structure
1362(1)
Stages, Sets, and Setting
1363(2)
Tone
1365(1)
Theme
1366(1)
The Children's Hour
1367(51)
Lillian Hellman
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1416(2)
Pygmalion
1418(75)
Bernard Shaw
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1491(2)
A Doll House
1493(53)
Henrik Ibsen
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1544(2)
The Piano Lesson
1546(62)
August Wilson
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1607(1)
Exploring Contexts 1608(454)
The Author's Work as Context: William Shakespeare
1608(167)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
1614(56)
Hamlet
1670(105)
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1770(2)
Student Writing: Jeanette Sperhac, The Play's the Thing: Deception in Hamlet
1772(3)
Literary Context: Tragedy and Comedy
1775(90)
Oedipus the King
1778(41)
Sophocles
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1818(1)
The Importance of Being Earnest
1819(46)
Oscar Wilde
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1864(1)
Culture as Context: Social and Historical Setting
1865(144)
A Raisin in the Sun
1869(66)
Lorraine Hansberry
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1934(1)
Death of a Salesman
1935(74)
Arthur Miller
Questions/Writing Suggestions
2004(2)
Student Writing: Sherry Schnake Dream of a Salesman
2006(3)
Critical Contexts: A Drama Casebook
2009(53)
Antigone
2012(50)
Sophocles
From The Antigone of Sophocles
2045(1)
Richard C. Jebb
From Sophoclean Tragedy
2046(2)
Maurice Bowra
Introduction to Sophocles: The Three Theban Plays
2048(5)
Bernard Knox
From The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy
2053(4)
Martha C. Nussbaum
From Prophesying Tragedy: Sign and Voice in Sophocles' Theban Plays
2057(2)
Rebecca W. Bushnell
From Helping Friends and Harming Enemies: A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics
2059(3)
Mary Whitlock Blundell
Evaluating Drama 2062(9)
A Streetcar Named Desire
2071(68)
Tennessee Williams
The Cherry Orchard
2139(38)
Anton Chekhov
How I Learned to Drive
2177
Paula Vogel
Appendices Writing about Literature A3
Introduction
A3
Representing the Literary Text
A4
Replying to the Text
A7
Explaining the Text
A10
Critical Approaches
A18
Writing About Fiction, Poetry, Drama
A28
Deciding What to Write About
A33
From Topic to Rough Draft
A37
From Rough Draft to Completed Paper
A42
A Summary of The Process
A51
Glossary A53
Biographical Sketches A64
Permissions Acknowledgments A103
Index of Authors A119
Index of Titles and First Lines A129


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