An Introduction to Literature: Fiction, Poetry, Drama

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 1996-09-01
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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Gathers examples of literature from Shakespeare to August Wilson, Leo Tolstoy to Amy Tan, and William Blake to Derek Walcott

Table of Contents

Reading, Thinking, And Writing Critically About Literature
Reading and Responding to Literature
What is Literature?
Looking at an Example
Looking at a Second Example: Pat Mora's Immigrants
Thinking about a Story: The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Samuel, Grace Paley
What's Past is Prologue
Incident, Countee Cullen
Writing about Literature: From Idea to Essay
Why Write?
Getting Ideas: Pre-Writing
Annotating a Text
Brainstorming for Ideas for Writing
The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin
Focused Free Writing
Listing and Clustering
Developing an Awareness of the Writer's Use of Language
Asking Questions
Keeping a Journal
Arriving at a Thesis
Writing a Draft
Sample Draft of an Essay on Kate Chopin's The Story of anHour
Revising a Draft
Peer Review
The Final Version (Sample Student Essay): Ironies of Life in Kate Chopin's “The Story of an Hour.”
A Brief Overview of the Final Version
A Sample Explication
The Balloon of the Mind, William Butler Yeats
Comparison and Contrast
Review: How to Write an Effective Essay
Additional Readings
Ripe Figs, Kate Chopin
Infant Joy, Infant Sorrow, William Blake
Approaching Fiction: Responding in Writing
Cat in the Rain, Ernest Hemingway
Responses: Annotations and Journal Entries
Stories and Meanings: Plot, Character, Theme
Misery, Anton Chekhov
The Storm, Kate Chopin
Desiree's Baby
Narrative Point of View
Participant (or First-Person) Points of View
Nonparticipant (or Third-Person) Points of View
The Point of a Point of View
John Updike
A & P
The Rumor
Allegory and Symbolism
A Note on Setting
Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Worn Path, Eudora Welty
In Brief: Writing about Fiction
Point of View
A Story, Notes, and an Essay
The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe
A Student Written Response to a Story
A Sample Student Essay: Revenge, Noble and Ignoble
Two Fiction Writers in Depth, Flannery O''connor and Raymond Carver
Flannery O'Connor, Three Stories and Observations on Literature
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Parker's Back
On Fiction: Remarks from Essays and Letters
On Interpreting A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Raymond Carver: Three Stories, and Talking About Stories
Popular Mechanics
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Talking about Stories
A Collection of Short Fiction
The Death of Ivan Ilych, Leo Tolstoy
Mademoiselle, Guy de Maupassant
The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Paul's Case, Willa Cather
Araby, James Joyce
The Horse Dealer's Daughter, D. H. Lawrence
A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner
The Chrysanthemums, John Steinbeck
Guests of the Nation, Frank O'Connor
The Son from America, Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Answer is No, Naguib Mahfouz
Battle Royal, Ralph Ellison
A Woman on a Roof, Doris Lessing
The Lottery, Shirley Jackson
Contemporary Voices
A Conversation with My Father, Grace Paley
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children,Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Civil Peace, Chinua Achebe
Boys and Girls, Alice Munro
Only Approved Indians Can Play: Made in USA, Jack Forbes
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Joyce Carol Oates
The Lesson, Toni Cade Bambara
Rape Fantasies, Margaret Atwood
Shiloh, Bobbie Ann Mason
The Artificial Family, Anne Tyler
The Stolen Party, Liliana Heker
Everyday Use, Alice Walker
Powder, Tobias Wolff
The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
The Man to Send Rain Clouds, Leslie Marmon Silko
The Oriental Contingent, Diana Chang
Girl, Jamaica Kincaid
The Two, Gloria Naylor
Two Kinds, Amy Tan
Second-Hand Man, Rita Dove
Fleur, Louise Erdrich
One Holy Night, Sandra Cisneros
The Moths, Helena Maria Viramontes
No One's a Mystery, Elizabeth Tallent
In the Gloaming, Alice Elliot Dark
The Novel
Observations on the Novel
Harlem, Langston Hughes
Thinking about Harlem
Some Journal Entries
Final Draft: Langston Hughes's Harlem
Lyric Poetry
Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Anonymous
Careless Love, Anonymous
The Colorado Trail, Anonymous
Sally Goodin, Anonymous
Western Wind, Anonymous
Song: Love Armed, Aphra Behn
Stop All the Clocks, Cut Off the Telephone, W. H. Auden
The Self-Unseeing, Thomas Hardy
Battle Hymn of the Republic, Julia Ward Howe
Deep River, Anonymous
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Anonymous
Evenin' Air Blues, Langston Hughes
I Ask My Mother to Sing, Li-Young Lee
The Spring and the Fall, Edna St. Vincent Millay
Anthem for Doomed Youth, Wilfred Owen
A Noiseless Patient Spider, Walt Whitman
Ode on a Grecian Urn, John Keats
Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town, E. E. Cummings
Sympathy, Paul Laurence Dunbar
Jump Cabling, Linda Pastan
General Review of the Sex Situation, Dorothy Parker
The Speaking Tone of Voice
I'm Nobody! Who are you?, Emily Dickinson
The Hour-Glass, Ben Jonson
The Mother, Gwendolyn Brooks
We Real Cool
The Reader as the Speaker
Not Waving but Drowning, Stevie Smith
The Dramatic Monologue
My Last Duchess, Robert Browning
Diction and Tone
To the Virgins to Make Much of Time, Robert Herrick
The Man He Killed, Thomas Hardy
An Epitaph, Walter de la Mare
Spring and Fall: To a Young Child, Gerard Manley Hopkins
For a Lady I Know, Countee Cullen
My Mother and the Bed, Lyn Lifshin
The Voice of the Satirist
Next to of Course God America I, E. E. Cummings
Barbie Doll, Marge Piercy
What's That Smell in the Kitchen? Marge Piercy
To the Lady, Mitsuye Yamada
Dear John Wayne, Louise Erdrich
Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Personification,Apostrophe
A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns
Metaphors, Sylvia Plath
A Simile for Her Smile, Richard Wilbur
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer, John Keats
A Work of Arti
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