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The Norton Introduction to Literature: Shorter 8th Edition

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Summary

A balanced selection of classic and contemporary works by prominent and less-well-known writers. From Joyce, Hemingway, O'Connor, Auden, Stevens, Dickinson, Faulkner, Hawthorne, and Whitman, to Sharon Olds, Nicholson Baker, Carolyn Forche, Paul Ruffin, Salman Rushdie, Agha Shahid Ali, Eamon Grennan, Linda Pastan, Li-Young Lee, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Simon Ortiz, Seamus Heaney, Karen Volkman, and David Ives. "Exploring Contexts" chapters provide a window into the broader literary world by placing the stories, poems, and plays in contextual groups, literary, authorial, cultural, historical, and social, illuminating connections among texts and the influences that shape them. "Critical Context" Casebooks, a new feature, serve as capstone chapters for each genre. Each includes one primary literary work followed by several professional critical responses, allowing students to explore one work in depth and to develop and expand their reading and analytical skills as they prepare to write about what they've read. Two student papers, one, a personal response essay, and the other, a research paper, round out the fiction casebook. Reading, Responding, Writing chapters introduce students to a genre and ways of exploring and writing about it. Understanding the Text chapters within each genre cover the elements of literature, providing students with the tools they need to consider various works. Evaluating chapters strengthen students' critical skills by guiding them in the difficult task of evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of literary works. A Reading More section offers an album of pieces for further reading. New Fiction Chapter: Cultural and Historical Context This new chapter focuses on F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Babylon Revisited" and discusses the historical events and cultural climate that provided the backdrop for Fitzgerald's fiction. No other anthology offers so deep a contextual analysis. New Drama Chapter: The Author's Work as Context: William Shakespeare Pushing students beyond their natural curiosity about Shakespeare's life, this new chapter calls attention to stylistic and thematic currents running through Shakespeare's work and encourages students to read Shakespeare actively and critically. Evaluation Chapters Revised "Evaluating" (fiction, poetry, drama) chapters have been reconceived to guide students toward determining and declaring the basis on which they are making their evaluative judgments. New Introduction: "What is Literature?" Alison Booth's insightful introduction discusses questions concerning the nature of "literature," the value of reading and writing about it, and the history of "the canon."

Table of Contents

Preface xxiii
Introduction: What Is Literature? xxvii
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(305)
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(29)
A Pair of Tickets
159(14)
Amy Tan
The Lady with the Dog
173(13)
Anton Chekhov
Questions / Writing Suggestions
184(2)
Symbol
186(28)
Young Goodman Brown
189(9)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Hunger Artist
198(7)
Franz Kafka
Janus
205(9)
Ann Beattie
Questions / Writing Suggestions
208(2)
The Struggle to Surface in the Water of ``Sonny's Blues''
210(4)
Geoffrey Clement
Theme
214(39)
A Souvenir of Japan
218(6)
Angela Carter
The Management of Grief
224(12)
Bharati Mukherjee
Interpreter of Maladies
236(17)
Jhumpa Lahiri
Questions / Writing Suggestions
251(2)
The Whole Text
253(67)
The Secret Sharer
253(31)
Joseph Conrad
Questions and Writing Suggestions
282(2)
Love Medicine
284(17)
Louise Erdrich
Questions and Writing Suggestions
300(1)
The Open Boat
301(19)
Stephen Crane
Questions and Writing Suggestions
318(2)
Exploring Contexts 320(151)
The Author's Work As Context: Flannery O'Connor
320(59)
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
323(11)
The Lame Shall Enter First
334(26)
Everything That Rises Must Converge
360(11)
Passages from Essays and Letters
371(8)
Questions / Writing Suggestions
377(2)
Literary Kind As Context: Initiation Stories
379(22)
Gorilla, My Love
380(5)
Toni Cade Bambara
Boys and Girls
385(10)
Alice Munro
Araby
395(6)
James Joyce
Questions / Writing Suggestions
399(2)
Form As Context: The Short Short Story
401(22)
The Story of an Hour
403(2)
Kate Chopin
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
405(4)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Girl
409(1)
Jamaica Kincaid
Pants on Fire
410(4)
Nicholson Baker
The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket
414(3)
Yasunari Kawabata
The Use of Force
417(2)
William Carlos Williams
She Unnames Them
419(4)
Ursula K. Le Guin
Questions / Writing Suggestions
421(2)
Critical Contexts: A Fiction Casebook
423(48)
A Rose for Emily
425(46)
William Faulkner
``Like the Sand of the Hourglass ...''
433(3)
Daniel Bronson
``We all said, `she will kill herself''': The Narrator / Detective in William Faulkner's ``A Rose for Emily''
436(8)
Lawrence R. Rodgers
Styles of Reading
444(8)
George L. Dillon
A Rose for ``A Rose for Emily''
452(7)
Judith Fetterley
Of Time and Its Mathematical Progression: Problems of Chronology in Faulkner's ``A Rose for Emily''
459(7)
Gene M. Moore
``One of us ...'': Concepts of the Private and the Public in William Faulkner's ``A Rose for Emily''
466(5)
Willow D. Crystal
Evaluating Fiction 471(42)
A Conversation with My Father
471(6)
Grace Paley
The Most Dangerous Game
477(18)
Richard Connell
Why ``The Most Dangerous Game'' Is Good Literature
492(1)
Thaddeus Smith
Why ``The Most Dangerous Game'' Is Not Good Literature
493(2)
Sara Rosen
Barn Burning
495(18)
William Faulkner
Reading More Fiction 513(87)
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
513(6)
Ambrose Bierce
The Real Thing
519(18)
Henry James
The Yellow Wallpaper
537(12)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Odour of Chrysanthemums
549(15)
D. H. Lawrence
Flowering Judas
564(9)
Katherine Anne Porter
The Garden of Forking Paths
573(7)
Jorge Luis Borges
Cathedral
580(10)
Raymond Carver
Dressing Down
590(10)
Carol Shields
Poetry
Poetry: Reading, Responding, Writing 600(19)
Reading
601(1)
How Do I Love Thee?
601(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Tally Stick
602(1)
Jarold Ramsey
love poem
603(2)
Linda Pastan
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
605(1)
Ezra Pound
Wedding-Ring
606(2)
Denise Levertov
Responding
607(1)
On My First Son
608(1)
Ben Jonson
The Vacuum
609(1)
Howard Nemerov
Mid-Term Break
610(1)
Seamus Heaney
Fifth Grade Autobiography
611(1)
Rita Dove
The Fury of Overshoes
612(3)
Anne Sexton
Writing About Poems
614(1)
Practicing Reading: Some Poems On Love
615(1)
[Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone]
615(1)
W. H. Auden
To My Dear and Loving Husband
615(1)
Anne Bradstreet
[Let me not to the marriage of true minds]
616(1)
William Shakespeare
[What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why]
616(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
To the Ladies
617(1)
Mary Lady Chudleigh
A Last Confession
617(2)
W. B. Yeats
Questions / Writing Suggestions
618(1)
Understanding the Text 619(211)
Tone
619(21)
Barbie Doll
619(1)
Marge Piercy
Leaving the Motel
620(2)
W. D. Snodgrass
In Time of Plague
622(2)
Thom Gunn
Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane
624(1)
Etheridge Knight
London
625(2)
William Blake
Woodchucks
627(1)
Maxine Kumin
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
628(2)
Adrienne Rich
Many Tones: Poems About Family Relationships
630(1)
After Making Love We Hear Footsteps
630(1)
Galway Kinnell
Eden
630(1)
Emily Grosholz
The Necessity for Irony
631(1)
Eavan Boland
Persimmons
632(2)
Li-Young Lee
Those Winter Sundays
634(1)
Robert Hayden
You Didn't Fit
635(1)
Susan Musgrave
Elegy
636(1)
Alan Dugan
Alzheimer's
637(1)
Kelly Cherry
Postcard from Kashmir
637(1)
Agha Shahid Ali
Green Chile
638(2)
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Questions / Writing Suggestions
639(1)
Speaker: Whose Voice Do We Hear?
640(20)
The Ruined Maid
640(2)
Thomas Hardy
In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day
642(1)
X. J. Kennedy
Letters in the Family
643(3)
Adrienne Rich
Death of a Young Son by Drowning
646(1)
Margaret Atwood
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
647(3)
Robert Browning
Sudden Journey
650(1)
Tess Gallagher
A Certain Lady
650(2)
Dorothy Parker
Needs
652(1)
A. R. Ammons
She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways
653(1)
William Wordsworth
Praying Drunk
654(2)
Andrew Hudgins
Hanging Fire
656(1)
Audre Lorde
They Flee from Me
656(1)
Sir Thomas Wyatt
The Poison Flower
657(1)
Mary Coleridge
We Real Cool
658(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
[I celebrate myself, and sing myself]
658(2)
Walt Whitman
Questions / Writing Suggestion
658(2)
Situation and Setting: What Happens? Where? When?
660(31)
Cherrylog Road
661(3)
James Dickey
The Flea
664(1)
John Donne
Daystar
665(1)
Rita Dove
To a Daughter Leaving Home
666(1)
Linda Pastan
On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
667(2)
John Milton
Point Shirley
669(2)
Sylvia Plath
Dover Beach
671(2)
Matthew Arnold
Situations
673(1)
How I Discovered Poetry
673(1)
Marilyn Nelson
The Night-Wind
673(1)
Emily Bronte
To His Coy Mistress
674(2)
Andrew Marvell
Summer Love
676(1)
Marilyn Chin
Peeling an Orange
676(1)
Virginia Hamilton Adair
A Way of Life
677(2)
Howard Nemerov
Times
679(1)
[Full many a glorious morning have I seen]
679(1)
William Shakespeare
The Good-Morrow
679(1)
John Donne
Morning Song
680(1)
Sylvia Plath
A Description of the Morning
681(1)
Jonathan Swift
Evening
681(1)
Karen Volkman
Winter Evening
682(1)
Archibald Lampman
Places
683(1)
Singapore
683(1)
Mary Oliver
In Westminster Abbey
684(1)
John Betjeman
A Map of the City
685(1)
Thom Gunn
Midsummer
686(5)
Derek Walcott
Questions / Writing Suggestions
686(2)
A Letter to an Author
688(3)
Kimberly Smith
Language
691(52)
Precision and Ambiguity
691(1)
[The golf links lie so near the mill]
691(1)
Sarah Cleghorn
There's No To-Morrow
692(1)
Anne Finch
Of Time and the Line
693(1)
Charles Bernstein
At the San Francisco Airport
694(2)
Yvor Winters
Slim Cunning Hands
696(1)
Walter de la Mare
Gentle Communion
697(2)
Pat Mora
[After great pain, a formal feeling comes---]
699(1)
Emily Dickinson
My Papa's Waltz
699(2)
Theodore Roethke
Sex without Love
701(1)
Sharon Olds
Lies
702(1)
Martha Collins
[I dwell in Possibility---]
702(1)
Emily Dickinson
William Carlos Williams
The Red Wheelbarrow
703(1)
This Is Just to Say
703(1)
Pied Beauty
704(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
[in Just-]
704(1)
E. E. Cummings
Still to Be Neat
705(1)
Ben Jonson
Delight in Disorder
705(1)
Robert Herrick
From Paradise Lost
706(3)
John Milton
De Puero Balbutiente
709(2)
Thomas Bastard
Picturing: The Languages of Description
710(1)
Bluebonnets
711(1)
Gail Mazur
The Beautiful Changes
712(1)
Richard Wilbur
On a Drop of Dew
713(1)
Andrew Marvell
To Penshurst
714(3)
Ben Jonson
Metaphor and Simile
717(1)
[That time of year thou mayst in me behold]
717(2)
William Shakespeare
Marks
719(1)
Linda Pastan
My Father's Garden
720(1)
David Wagoner
Hogwash
721(1)
Robert Francis
A Red, Red Rose
722(1)
Robert Burns
Two Songs
723(2)
Adrienne Rich
[Sex, as they harshly call it,]
723(1)
[That ``old last act''!]
724(1)
Anonymous, The Twenty-third Psalm
725(1)
John Donne
[Batter my heart, three-personed God; for You]
726(1)
The Computation
726(1)
At the Hospital
726(1)
David Ferry
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
727(1)
Randall Jarrell
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
727(1)
Francis William Bourdillon
[Wild Nights---Wild Nights!]
728(1)
Emily Dickinson
Symbol
729(1)
Leningrad Cemetery, Winter of 1941
729(2)
Sharon Olds
The Leap
731(2)
James Dickey
Song
733(1)
Edmund Waller
I Am Like a Rose
734(1)
D. H. Lawrence
One Perfect Rose
735(1)
Dorothy Parker
The Sick Rose
735(2)
William Blake
Fireflies in the Garden
737(1)
Robert Frost
Diving into the Wreck
737(2)
Adrienne Rich
After a Death
739(1)
Roo Borson
The Town Dump
740(3)
Howard Nemerov
Questions / Writing Suggestions
741(2)
The Sound of Poetry
743(27)
The Word Plum
743(2)
Helen Chasin
What the Motorcycle Said
745(1)
Mona Van Duyn
Dirge
746(2)
Kenneth Fearing
Sound and Sense
748(2)
Alexander Pope
Metrical Feet
750(1)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Emily Dickinson
751(1)
Wendy Cope
Anonymous, [There was a young lady of Riga]
751(1)
Song
751(1)
Sir John Suckling
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
752(2)
John Dryden
The Raven
754(3)
Edgar Allan Poe
[Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore]
757(1)
William Shakespeare
Watching the Dance
757(1)
James Merrill
Spring and Fall:
758(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Foolproof Loofah
758(1)
Lee Ann Brown
[A narrow Fellow in the Grass]
758(2)
Emily Dickinson
Words and Music
760(1)
A Song
760(1)
Thomas Randolph
When to Her Lute Corinna Sings
761(1)
Thomas Campion
Homage to the Empress of the Blues
761(1)
Robert Hayden
Dear John, Dear Coltrane
762(1)
Michael Harper
Mr. Tambourine Man
763(1)
Bob Dylan
123rd Street Rap
764(6)
Willie Perdomo
Questions / Writing Suggestions
766(1)
Metrical Variation and Meaning in ``To the Memory of Mr. Oldham''
767(3)
Christine Woodside
Internal Structure
770(23)
Mr. Flood's Party
770(3)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Goose Fish
773(2)
Howard Nemerov
Church Going
775(2)
Philip Larkin
Sonrisas
777(1)
Pat Mora
Arrangements with Earth for Three Dead Friends
778(2)
James Wright
The Victims
780(2)
Sharon Olds
Anonymous, Sir Patrick Spens
782(1)
The Dance
783(1)
William Carlos Williams
[The Wind begun to knead the Grass---]
783(1)
Emily Dickinson
Save Us From
784(1)
Roo Borson
Ode to the West Wind
785(2)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
In Memory of W. B. Yeats
787(6)
W. H. Auden
Questions / Writing Suggestions
789(1)
Language and Structure in Sharon Olds's ``The Victims''
790(3)
Carol Lin
External Form
793(22)
The Sonnet
796(1)
Nuns Fret Not
796(1)
William Wordsworth
[My lady's presence makes the roses red]
797(2)
Henry Constable
On the Sonnet
799(1)
John Keats
The White House
799(1)
Claude McKay
[When I consider how my light is spent]
800(1)
John Milton
London, 1802
800(1)
William Wordsworth
In an Artist's Studio
801(1)
Christina Rossetti
The Potato Harvest
801(1)
Sir Charles G. D. Roberts
First Fight. Then Fiddle.
802(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Range-Finding
802(1)
Robert Frost
Yet Do I Marvel
803(1)
Countee Cullen
Joy Sonnet in a Random Universe
803(2)
Helen Chasin
Stanza Forms
804(1)
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
805(1)
Dylan Thomas
Poetry
805(1)
Marianne Moore
Sestina
806(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
Ars Poetica
807(2)
Archibald MacLeish
The Way a Poem Looks
809(1)
[l(a)]
809(1)
E. E. Cummings
Composed in the Composing Room
810(1)
Franklin P. Adams
[Buffalo Bill's]
810(1)
E. E. Cummings
The Jungle Husband
811(1)
Stevie Smith
Easter Wings
812(1)
George Herbert
Anglosaxon Street
813(1)
Earle Birney
Evenings News I
814(1)
David Ferry
Questions / Writing Suggestions
814(1)
The Whole Text
815(15)
Delay
816(1)
Elizabeth Jennings
Anonymous, Western Wind
817(1)
Upon Julia's Clothes
818(2)
Robert Herrick
Musee des Beaux Arts
820(1)
W. H. Auden
The Collar
821(1)
George Herbert
Design
822(1)
Robert Frost
[My Life had stood---a Loaded Gun---]
822(1)
Emily Dickinson
Epitaph on Elizabeth, L. H.
823(7)
Ben Jonson
Questions / Writing Suggestions
823(2)
Tragedy in Five Stanzas: ``Woodchucks''
825(5)
Meaghan E. Parker
Exploring Contexts 830(126)
The Author's Work as Context: John Keats
830(16)
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
832(1)
On the Grasshopper and the Cricket
833(1)
From Endymion (Book 1)
833(1)
Ode to a Nightingale
834(2)
Ode on a Grecian Urn
836(2)
To Autumn
838(1)
Passages from Letters and the Preface to Endymion
839(7)
Questions / Writing Suggestion
845(1)
The Author's Work in Context: Adrienne Rich
846(22)
At a Bach Concert
847(1)
Storm Warnings
848(1)
Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law
848(4)
Planetarium
852(2)
For the Record
854(1)
[My mouth hovers across your breasts]
854(1)
History
855(1)
Modotti
856(1)
Personal Reflections
857(11)
Question / Writing Suggestions
867(1)
Literary Tradition as Context
868(31)
Echo and Allusion
869(1)
[Come, my Celia, let us prove]
870(1)
Ben Jonson
The Lamb
871(1)
William Blake
Boom!
871(2)
Howard Nemerov
Love in America?
873(1)
Marianne Moore
You Too? Me Too---Why Not? Soda Pop
874(1)
Robert Hollander
[Not marble, nor the gilded monuments]
875(1)
William Shakespeare
Poetic ``Kinds''
876(1)
The Passionate Shephered to His Love
876(2)
Christopher Marlowe
Haiku
878(1)
[Whether astringent]
878(1)
Chiyojo
Basho
[A village without bells---]
879(1)
[This road---]
880(1)
Buson
[Coolness---]
880(1)
[Listening to the moon]
880(1)
[The faces of dolls]
880(1)
Seifu
[Old pond--- ...]
881(1)
Lafcadio Hearn
[An old-time pond, from off whose shadowed depth]
881(1)
Clara A. Walsh
[The still old pond]
881(1)
Earl Miner
[The old pond]
881(1)
Allen Ginsberg
[The falling flower]
882(1)
Babette Deutsch
[Eastern guard tower]
882(1)
Etheridge Knight
[In the falling snow]
882(1)
Richard Wright
Ray Charles
882(1)
James A. Emanuel
Imitating and Answering
883(1)
The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
883(1)
Sir Walter Ralegh
Raleigh Was Right
884(1)
William Carlos Williams
[(ponder, darling, these busted statues]
885(1)
E. E. Cummings
A Further Proposal
885(1)
Allen Ginsberg
Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams
886(1)
Kenneth Koch
Ode on a Grecian Urn Summarized
887(2)
Desmond Skirrow
Cultural Belief and Tradition
888(1)
Adam's Task
889(1)
John Hollander
Eve Names the Animals
889(1)
Susan Donnelly
Helen
890(1)
H. D. (Hilda Doolittle)
Ulysses Embroidered
891(1)
Miriam Waddington
The Kraken
892(1)
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
893(1)
Langston Hughes
On Being Brought from Africa to America
893(1)
Phyllis Wheatley
Something Like a Sonnet for Phillis Miracle Wheatley
893(1)
June Jordan
Africa
894(1)
Maya Angelou
A Far Cry from Africa
895(1)
Derek Walcott
Advice to a First Cousin
896(1)
Alberto Alvaro Rios
Jacklight
897(2)
Louise Erdrich
Questions / Writing Suggestions
898(1)
Cultural and Historial Context
899(25)
Emmett Till
900(1)
James A. Emanuel
Channel Firing
901(1)
Thomas Hardy
Sonnet: The Ladies' Home Journal
902(4)
Sandra Gilbert
Times, Places, and Events
906(1)
Thinking about Bill, Dead of AIDS
906(1)
Miller Williams
From Colony to Nation
906(1)
Irving Layton
Welcome to Hiroshima
907(1)
Mary Jo Salter
Harlem (A Dream Deferred)
908(1)
Langston Hughes
Frederick Douglass
909(1)
Robert Hayden
Casabianca
909(1)
Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Casabianca
910(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
Dulce et Decorum Est
911(1)
Wilfred Owen
Ballad of Birmingham
912(1)
Dudley Randall
Constructing Identity, Exploring Gender
913(1)
Exchanging Hats
913(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
Practicing
914(1)
Marie Howe
Song: To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
915(1)
Richard Lovelace
My Last Duchess
915(2)
Robert Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
To George Sand---A Desire
917(1)
To George Sand---A Recognition
917(1)
Written the First Year I Was Marry'd
918(1)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
What's That Smell in the Kitchen?
918(1)
Marge Piercy
Paper Matches
919(1)
Paulette Jiles
Edna St. Vincent Millay
[Women have loved before as I love now]
919(1)
[I, being born a woman and distressed]
919(1)
The Lonely Wife
920(1)
Amy Lowell
The Silence of Women
921(1)
Liz Rosenberg
A Blank
921(3)
Thom Gunn
Questions / Writing Suggestions
922(2)
Critical Contexts: A Poetry Casebook
924(32)
Daddy
926(30)
Sylvia Plath
Dying Is an Art
929(3)
George Steiner
The Plath Celebration: A Partial Dissent
932(1)
Irving Howe
Sylvia Plath
933(3)
A. Alvarez
Rituals of Exorcism: ``Daddy''
936(3)
Judith Kroll
From Protean Poetic
939(3)
Mary Lynn Broe
From A Feminine Tradition
942(2)
Margaret Homans
From A Disturbance in Mirrors
944(3)
Pamela J. Annas
Jealous Gods
947(9)
Steven Gould Axelrod
Evaluating Poetry 956(11)
[Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame]
959(1)
William Shakespeare
Song
960(3)
John Donne
Blackberry Eating
963(1)
Galway Kinnell
[The Brain---is wider than the Sky---]
963(1)
Emily Dickinson
Anecdote of the Jar
964(1)
Wallace Stevens
Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
964(1)
John Crowe Ransom
King Kong Meets Wallace Stevens
965(2)
Michael Ondaatje
Questions/Writing Suggestions
965(2)
Reading More Poetry 967(49)
The Tyger
967(1)
William Blake
To the Diaspora
968(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Kubla Khan
968(2)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Emily Dickinson
[Because I could not stop for Death---]
970(1)
[I stepped from Plank to Plank]
971(1)
[It dropped so low---in my Regard---]
971(1)
[We do not play on Graves---]
971(1)
[She dealt her pretty words like Blades---]
972(1)
John Donne
[Death, be not proud, though some have called thee]
972(1)
The Sun Rising
972(1)
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
973(1)
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Sympathy
974(1)
We Wear the Mask
975(1)
Journey of the Magi
975(2)
T. S. Eliot
Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken
977(1)
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
977(1)
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
978(3)
Thomas Gray
Gerard Manley Hopkins
God's Grandeur
981(1)
The Windhover
981(1)
Langston Hughes
I, Too
982(1)
Theme for English B
983(1)
Skunk Hour
984(1)
Robert Lowell
The Garden
985(2)
Andrew Marvell
Sharon Olds
I Go Back to May 1937
987(1)
The Lifting
988(1)
Sylvia Plath
Barren Woman
988(1)
Black Rook in Rainy Weather
989(1)
Ezra Pound
In a Station of the Metro
990(1)
A Virginal
990(1)
Wallace Stevens
The Emperor of Ice-Cream
990(1)
Sunday Morning
991(3)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
994(1)
Tears, Idle Tears
995(1)
Ulysses
995(2)
Fern Hill
997(2)
Dylan Thomas
Song of the Son
999(1)
Jean Toomer
Walt Whitman
Facing West from California's Shores
999(1)
I Hear America Singing
1000(1)
A Noiseless Patient Spider
1000(1)
Richard Wilbur
Museum Piece
1001(1)
Love Calls Us to the Things of This World
1001(1)
Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798
1002(4)
William Wordsworth
W. B. Yeats
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
1006(1)
Easter 1916
1006(2)
The Second Coming
1008(1)
Leda and the Swan
1009(1)
Sailing to Byzantium
1010(1)
Among School Children
1011(5)
Drama
Drama: Reading, Responding, Writing 1016(27)
Trifles
1019(11)
Susan Glaspell
Sure Thing
1030(13)
David Ives
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1039(1)
Trifles
1040(3)
Caryl Zook
Understanding the Text 1043(173)
Character
1043(3)
Structure
1046(1)
Stages, Sets, and Setting
1047(2)
Tone
1049(1)
Theme
1050(1)
The Children's Hour
1051(50)
Lillian Hellman
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1100(1)
A Doll House
1101(53)
Henrik Ibsen
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1152(2)
The Piano Lesson
1154(62)
August Wilson
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1215(1)
Exploring Contexts 1216(454)
The Author's Work as Context: William Shakespeare
1216(167)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
1222(56)
Hamlet
1278(105)
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1378(2)
The Play's the Thing: Deception in Hamlet
1380(3)
Jeanette Sperhac
Literary Context: Tragedy and Comedy
1383(90)
Oedipus the King
1386(41)
Sophocles
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1426(1)
The Importance of Being Earnest
1427(46)
Oscar Wilde
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1472(1)
Culture as Context: Social and Historical Setting
1473(144)
A Raisin in the Sun
1477(66)
Lorraine Hansberry
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1542(1)
Death of a Salesman
1543(74)
Arthur Miller
Questions/Writing Suggestions
1612(2)
Dream of a Salesman
1614(3)
Sherry Schnake
Critical Contexts: A Drama Casebook
1617(53)
Antigone
1620(50)
Sophocles
The Antigone of Sophocles
1653(1)
Richard C. Jebb
Sophoclean Tragedy
1654(2)
Maurice Bowra
Introduction to Sophocles: The Three Theban Plays
1656(5)
Bernard Knox
The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy
1661(4)
Martha C. Nussbaum
Prophesying Tragedy: Sign and Voice in Sophocles' Theban Plays
1665(2)
Rebecca W. Bushnell
Helping Friends and Harming Enemies: A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics
1667(3)
Mary Whitlock Blundell
Evaluating Drama 1670(7)
A Streetcar Named Desire
1677(68)
Tennessee Williams
The Cherry Orchard
1745
Anton Chekhov
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 A95
Index of Authors A107
Index of Titles and First Lines A115


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