An Introduction to Critical Reading

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2006-04-27
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This unique college reading text gives students experience reading and evaluating poetry, short stories, essays, and textbook chapters. An innovative Instructor's Manual gives instructors a wealth of teaching ideas and background material on each piece with a focus on critical thinking.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Studentp. iv
Preface to the Instructorp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Poetryp. 1
Lot's Wifep. 3
Genesis 19:12-26p. 4
Richard Coryp. 4
Warren Pryorp. 5
The Road Not Takenp. 6
I, Too, Harlem and Mother to Sonp. 6
Those Winter Sundaysp. 8
Austerep. 8
A Red Palmp. 9
Daystarp. 10
Once a Lady Told Mep. 11
My Father's Songp. 11
Elegy for My Father, Who Is Not Deadp. 12
A Martian Sends a Postcard Homep. 13
Bedtime Storyp. 14
Counting the Madp. 15
Much Madness Is Divinest Sensep. 16
Four Poems from Spoon River Anthologyp. 16
Minerva Jonesp. 16
"Indignation" Jonesp. 17
Doctor Meyersp. 18
Mrs. Meyersp. 18
Diggingp. 19
Barbie Dollp. 20
Mr. Zp. 20
The Vacuump. 22
Weaknessp. 22
Powerp. 23
The Chimney Sweeper, from Songs of Innocence, and The Chimney Sweeper, from Songs of Experiencep. 24
Dulce et Decorum Estp. 25
Mending Wallp. 26
Lost Sisterp. 28
Persimmonsp. 30
Parsleyp. 33
The Unknown Citizenp. 35
Curiosityp. 36
What Would Freud Say?p. 37
The Naked and the Nudep. 39
Fictionp. 41
Birthday Partyp. 43
The Lotteryp. 43
Hills Like White Elephantsp. 50
Harrison Bergeronp. 53
Crusader Rabbitp. 58
The Gilded Six-Bitsp. 63
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wingsp. 72
The Veldtp. 77
Everyday Usep. 88
Gimpel the Foolp. 95
A Worn Pathp. 107
I Stand Here Ironingp. 114
The Fat Girlp. 120
Life after High Schoolp. 132
Islands on the Moonp. 144
What You Pawn I Will Redeemp. 163
What Means Switchp. 179
A Rose for Emilyp. 193
The Chrysanthemumsp. 202
Essaysp. 211
Shamep. 213
Daddy Tucked the Blanketp. 215
A Hangingp. 219
Death and Justicep. 222
Mother Tonguep. 227
The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Mariap. 232
Making the Gradep. 237
What Is Child Pornography?p. 240
Disgusting Doesn't Make It "Speech"p. 242
Should a Man Be Put in Jail for What He's Thinking?p. 244
Starved Outp. 246
Heavy Judgment: A Sister Talks about the Pain of "Living Large"p. 252
When Is It Rape?p. 259
Time for a Change on Drugs: Americans Are Ahead of the Politicians on This Onep. 264
Legalization of Narcotics: Myths and Realityp. 267
The Prisoner's Dilemmap. 271
Violent Crime: Myths, Facts, and Solutionsp. 278
A Nasty Businessp. 286
Torture's Allure and Effectp. 294
Textbook Chaptersp. 309
Presidency in Crisis, from The American Past: A Survey of American History, Seventh Editionp. 311
Social Responsibility and Business Ethics, from Contemporary Business, Eleventh Editionp. 329
Glossary of Important Literary Termsp. 363
Indexp. 366
Literary Creditsp. 369
Photo Creditsp. 371
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