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9780321093356

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

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    9780321093356

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    0321093356

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-06-01
  • Publisher: SCHOLG

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Table of Contents

Preface xli
To the Instructor xliv
About the Authors liv
Fiction
1(736)
Reading a Story
3(19)
Fable, Parable, and Tales
4(7)
The Appointment in Samarra
4(1)
W. Somerset Maugham
The North Wind and the Sun
5(1)
Aesop
Independence
6(2)
Chuang Tzu
Godfather Death
8(3)
Jakob
Wilhelm Grimm
Plot
11(1)
The Short Story
12(7)
A & P
14(5)
John Updike
Writer's Perspective
John Updike on Writing, Why Write?
19(1)
Writing Critically
What's the Plot?
20(1)
Writing Assignment
21(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
21(1)
Point of View
22(55)
A Rose for Emily
28(7)
William Faulkner
The Tell-Tale Heart
35(4)
Edgar Allan Poe
Sonny's Blues
39(24)
James Baldwin
Why I Live at the P.O.
63(10)
Eudora Welty
Writer's Perspective
Race and the African-American Writer
73(2)
James Baldwin
Writing Critically
How Point of View Shapes a Story
75(1)
Writing Assignment
75(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
76(1)
Character
77(32)
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
80(8)
Katherine Anne Porter
Everyday Use
88(7)
Alice Walker
Gimpel the Fool (Translated by Saul Bellow)
95(11)
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Writer's Perspective
The Character of Gimpel
106(1)
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Writing Critically
How Character Creates Action
107(1)
Writing Assignment
108(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
108(1)
Setting
109(45)
The Storm
112(5)
Kate Chopin
To Build a Fire
117(11)
Jack London
Greasy Lake
128(8)
T. Coraghessan Boyle
A Pair of Tickets
136(15)
Amy Tan
Writer's Perspective
Setting the Voice
151(1)
Amy Tan
Writing Critically
How Time and Place Set a Story
152(1)
Writing Assignment
153(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
153(1)
Tone and Style
154(41)
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
158(4)
Ernest Hemingway
Barn Burning
162(13)
William Faulkner
Irony
175(17)
The Necklace (Translated by Marjorie Laurie)
177(7)
Guy de Maupassant
Saboteur
184(8)
Ha Jin
Writer's Perspective
The Direct Style
192(1)
Ernest Hemingway
Writing Critically
Be Style Conscious
193(1)
Writing Assignment
194(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
194(1)
Theme
195(48)
The Open Boat
197(19)
Stephen Crane
Babylon Revisited
216(16)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Luke 15: 11--32, The Parable of the Prodigal Son
232(1)
Harrison Bergeron
233(7)
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Writer's Perspective
The Themes of Science Fiction
240(1)
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Writing Critically
Stating the Theme
241(1)
Writing Assignment
241(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
241(2)
Symbol
243(36)
The Chrysanthemums
245(9)
John Steinbeck
The Lottery
254(8)
Shirley Jackson
My Life with the Wave (Translated by Eliot Weinberger)
262(5)
Octavio Paz
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
267(6)
Ursula K. Le Guin
Writer's Perspective
Note on ``The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas''
273(1)
Ursula K. Le Guin
Writing Critically
Recognizing Symbols
274(1)
Writing Assignment
274(1)
Student Essay
An Analysis of the Symbolism in Steinbeck's ``The Chrysanthemums''
275(3)
Further Suggestions For Writing
278(1)
Evaluating a Story
279(19)
Jungle Video
281(13)
Ralph Lombreglia
Writer's Perspective
Creating ``Jungle Video''
294(2)
Ralph Lombreglia
Writing Critically
Know What You're Judging
296(1)
Writing Assignment
297(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
297(1)
Reading Long Stories and Novels
298(91)
The Death of Ivan Ilych
304(41)
Leo Tolstoy
The Metamorphosis
345(34)
Franz Kafka
Writer's Perspective
Discussing The Metamorphosis
379(2)
Franz Kafka
Writing Critically
Leaving Things Out
381(1)
Writing Assignment
381(1)
Student Essay
Kafka's Greatness
382(6)
Further Suggestions For Writing
388(1)
Two Critical Casebooks: Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Carver
389(105)
Flannery O'Connor
389(58)
Stories
Good Country People
390(15)
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
405(11)
Revelation
416(16)
Flannery O'Connor on Flannery O'Connor
The Element of Suspense in ``A Good Man Is Hard to Find''
432(3)
On Her Catholic Faith
435(1)
The Serious Writer and the Tired Reader
435(2)
Yearbook Cartoons
437(1)
Critics on Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O'Connor and Her Readers
438(3)
Robert Brinkmeyer Jr.
A Good Source Is Not So Hard to Find: The Real Life Misfit
441(3)
J. O. Tate
Deconstructing ``A Good Man Is Hard to Find''
444(1)
Mary Jane Schenck
Comic Perversion in ``Good Country People''
445(2)
Kathleen Feeley
Raymond Carver
447(44)
Stories
Cathedral
448(10)
A Small, Good Thing
458(17)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
475(10)
Raymond Carver on Raymond Carver
Commonplace but Precise Language
485(1)
My Biases in Fiction
486(1)
Honesty in Writing
487(1)
Critics on Raymond Carver
The Origins of ``Cathedral''
488(1)
Tess Gallagher
The Origin of ``Cathedral''
489(1)
Tom Jenks
Carver and Minimalism
489(1)
Paul Skenazy
Carver's Characterization
490(1)
Arthur Saltzman
Writing Critically
How One Story Illuminates Another
491(1)
Writing Assignment
492(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing on Flannery O' Connor
492(1)
Further Suggestions for Writing on Raymond Carver
493(1)
Stories for Further Reading
494(243)
Dead Men's Path
494(3)
Chinua Achebe
The Prophecy
497(13)
Anjana Appachana
Happy Endings
510(3)
Margaret Atwood
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
513(8)
Ambrose Bierce
The Gospel According to Mark
521(5)
Jorge Luis Borges
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
526(9)
Robert Olen Butler
Paul's Case
535(15)
Willa Gather
The Five-Forty-Eight
550(11)
John Cheever
The Lady with the Pet Dog
561(12)
Anton Chekhov
The Story of an Hour
573(2)
Kate Chopin
Barbie-Q
575(2)
Sandra Cisneros
Battle Royal
577(11)
Ralph Ellison
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
588(6)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Yellow Wallpaper
594(12)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Young Goodman Brown
606(11)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
On the Road
617(4)
Langston Hughes
Sweat
621(10)
Zora Neale Hurston
A Family Supper
631(8)
Kazuo Ishiguro
Araby
639(5)
James Joyce
Girl
644(1)
Jamaica Kincaid
The Rocking-Horse Winner
645(12)
D. H. Lawrence
Angel Levine
657(8)
Bernard Malamud
Miss Brill
665(4)
Katherine Mansfield
Shiloh
669(11)
Bobbie Ann Mason
How I Met My Husband
680(13)
Alice Munro
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
693(13)
Joyce Carol Oates
The Things They Carried
706(13)
Tim O'Brien
First Confession
719(6)
Frank O'Connor
I Stand Here Ironing
725(7)
Tillie Olsen
The Man to Send Rain Clouds
732(5)
Leslie Marmon Silko
Poetry
737(580)
Reading a Poem
741(16)
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
743(3)
William Butler Yeats
Lyric Poetry
746(2)
Piano
746(1)
D. H. Lawrence
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
747(1)
Adrienne Rich
Narrative Poetry
748(3)
Sir Patrick Spence
748(2)
Anonymous
``Out, Out---''
750(1)
Robert Frost
Dramatic Poetry
751(3)
My Last Duchess
751(3)
Robert Browning
Writer's Perspective
Recalling ``Aunt Jennifer's Tigers''
754(1)
Adrienne Rich
Writing Critically
Can a Poem be Paraphrased?
755(1)
Ask Me
755(1)
William Stafford
A Paraphrase of ``Ask Me''
755(1)
William Stafford
Writing Assignment
756(1)
Listening to a Voice
757(33)
Tone
757(6)
My Papa's Waltz
758(1)
Theodore Roethke
For a Lady I Know
759(1)
Countee Cullen
The Author to Her Book
759(1)
Anne Bradstreet
To a Locomotive in Winter
760(1)
Walt Whitman
I like to see it lap the Miles
761(1)
Emily Dickinson
To the Desert
762(1)
Benjamin Alire Saenz
For My Daughter
763(1)
Weldon Kees
The Person in the Poem
763(8)
Birch Canoe
764(1)
Carter Revard
Luke Havergal
765(1)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Hawk Roosting
766(1)
Ted Hughes
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
767(1)
William Wordsworth
Journal Entry
768(1)
Dorothy Wordsworth
A Glass of Beer
769(1)
James Stephens
Her Kind
770(1)
Anne Sexton
The Red Wheelbarrow
771(1)
William Carlos Williams
Irony
771(8)
Oh No
772(1)
Robert Creeley
The Unknown Citizen
773(1)
W. H. Auden
Rites of Passage
774(1)
Sharon Olds
In Westminster Abbey
775(1)
John Betjeman
The Golf Links
776(1)
Sarah N. Cleghorn
I Stop Writing the Poem
777(1)
Tess Gallagher
I Saw a Jolly Hunter
777(1)
Charles Causley
The Workbox
778(1)
Thomas Hardy
For Review and Further Study
779(4)
The Chimney Sweeper
779(1)
William Blake
High Treason
780(1)
Jose Emilio Pacheco
At the Un-National Monument Along the Canadian Border
781(1)
William Stafford
I Love the World, As Does Any Dancer
781(1)
H. L. Hix
To Lucasta
782(1)
Richard Lovelace
Dulce et Decorum Est
782(1)
Wilfred Owen
Writer's Perspective
War Poetry
783(1)
Wilfred Owen
Writing Critically
Paying Attention to the Obvious
784(1)
Writing Assignment
784(1)
Student Essay
Word Choice, Tone, and Point of View in Roethke's ``My Papa's Waltz''
785(3)
Further Suggestions For Writing
788(2)
Words
790(28)
Literal Meaning: What a Poem Says First
790(6)
This Is Just to Say
791(1)
William Carlos Williams
Silence
792(1)
Marianne Moore
Riding a One-Eyed Horse
793(1)
Henry Taylor
Down, Wanton, Down!
794(1)
Robert Graves
Looking Up at Leaves
794(1)
Barbara Howes
Batter my heart, three-personed God, for You
795(1)
John Donne
The Value of a Dictionary
796(5)
Aftermath
797(1)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Mouse's Nest
798(1)
John Clare
Friend, on this scaffold Thomas More lies dead
799(1)
J. V. Cunningham
The Dead Have No Respect
800(1)
David B. Axelrod
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Henry
800(1)
Sophie Hannah
Advice to a Friend Who Paints
800(1)
Kelly Cherry
Grass
801(1)
Carl Sandburg
Word Choice and Word Order
801(8)
Reason
804(2)
Josephine Miles
Blandeur
806(1)
Kay Ryan
The Ruined Maid
807(1)
Thomas Hardy
The Fury of Aerial Bombardment
808(1)
Richard Eberhart
Lonely Hearts
808(1)
Wendy Cope
For Review and Further Study
809(6)
Anyone lived in a Pretty How Town
809(1)
E. E. Cummings
The Names of the Rapids
810(1)
Jonathan Holden
Upon Julia's Clothes
811(1)
Robert Herrick
Carnation Milk
812(1)
Anonymous
My heart leaps up when I behold
812(1)
William Wordsworth
Mutability
812(1)
William Wordsworth
Scottsboro
813(1)
Anonymous
Jabberwocky
813(2)
Lewis Carroll
Writer's Perspective
Humpty Dumpty Explicates ``Jabberwocky''
815(1)
Lewis Carroll
Writing Critically
How Much Difference Does a Word Make?
816(1)
Writing Assignment
817(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
817(1)
Saying and Suggesting
818(14)
Cargoes
819(1)
John Masefield
London
820(2)
William Blake
Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock
822(1)
Wallace Stevens
The Bean Eaters
823(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
A Mongoloid Child Handling Shells on the Beach
823(1)
Richard Snyder
Epitaph
824(1)
Timothy Steele
Merlin
824(1)
Geoffrey Hill
The Listeners
825(1)
Walter de la Mare
Fire and Ice
826(1)
Robert Frost
Final Love Note
826(1)
Clare Rossini
Tears, Idle Tears
827(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Love Calls us to the Things of This World
828(1)
Richard Wilbur
Writer's Perspective
Concerning ``Love Calls Us to the Things of This World''
829(1)
Richard Wilbur
Writing Critically
The Ways a Poem Suggests
830(1)
Writing Assignment
831(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
831(1)
Imagery
832(23)
In a Station of the Metro
832(1)
Ezra Pound
The piercing chill I feel
832(2)
Taniguchi Buson
The winter evening settles down
834(1)
T. S. Eliot
Root Cellar
834(1)
Theodore Roethke
The Fish
835(2)
Elizabeth Bishop
The Victory
837(1)
Anne Stevenson
Fork
838(1)
Charles Simic
A Route of Evanescence
838(1)
Emily Dickinson
Reapers
838(1)
Jean Toomer
Pied Beauty
839(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
About Haiku
840(2)
The Falling Flower
840(1)
Arakida Moritake
Heat-lightning streak
841(1)
Matsuo Basho
In the old stone pool
841(1)
Matsuo Basho
On the one-ton temple bell
841(1)
Taniguchi Buson
I go
841(1)
Taniguchi Buson
only one guy
841(1)
Kobayashi Issa
Cricket
841(1)
Kobayashi Issa
Haiku Ambulance
841(1)
Richard Brautigan
A Selection of Haiku
842(1)
Gary Snyder
Etheridge Knight
Penny Harter
Jennifer Brutschy
Richard Wright
Hayden Carruth
John Ridland
Adelle Foley
For Review and Further Study
842(5)
Bright star! would I were steadfast as Thou Art
842(1)
John Keats
The Runner
843(1)
Walt Whitman
Image
843(1)
T. E. Hulme
Tired Sex
843(1)
Chana Bloch
Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter
844(1)
Robert Bly
Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout
844(1)
Gary Snyder
H. D., Heat
844(1)
Mock Orange
845(1)
Louise Gluck
Embrace
845(1)
Billy Collins
Winter News
846(1)
John Haines
Not Waving but Drowning
846(1)
Stevie Smith
Writer's Perspective
The Image
847(1)
Ezra Pound
Writing Critically
Analyzing Images
848(1)
Writing Assignment
849(1)
Student Essay
Elizabeth's Bishop's Use of Imagery in ``The Fish''
849(5)
Further Suggestions For Writing
854(1)
Figures of Speech
855(24)
Why Speak Figuratively?
855(3)
The Eagle
856(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
856(1)
William Shakespeare
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
857(1)
Howard Moss
Sindhi Woman
858(1)
Jon Stallworthy
Metaphor and Simile
858(8)
My Life had stood -- a Loaded Gun
860(1)
Emily Dickinson
Flower in the Crannied Wall
861(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
To see a world in a grain of sand
861(1)
William Blake
Metaphors
861(1)
Sylvia Plath
Simile
862(1)
N. Scott Momaday
The Crows
862(1)
Louise Bogan
It dropped so low -- in my Regard
863(1)
Emily Dickinson
A Martian Sends a Postcard Home
863(3)
Craig Raine
Other Figures
866(6)
The Wind
866(2)
James Stephens
Elegy, Written with His Own Hand in the Tower Before His Execution
868(2)
Chidiock Tichborne
You fit into me
870(1)
Margaret Atwood
The Cathedral Is
870(1)
John Ashberry
The Pulley
870(1)
George Herbert
I Knew a Woman
871(1)
Theodore Roethke
For Review and Further Study
872(4)
The Silken Tent
872(1)
Robert Frost
Leaving Forever
873(1)
Denise Levertov
The Suitor
873(1)
Jane Kenyon
The Secret Sits
873(1)
Robert Frost
H. D., The Pool
874(1)
Coward
874(1)
A. R. Ammons
Turtle
874(1)
Kay Ryan
Hands
874(1)
Robinson Jeffers
Oh, my love is like a red, red rose
875(1)
Robert Burns
Writer's Perspective
The Importance of Poetic Metaphor
876(1)
Robert Frost
Writing Critically
How Metaphors Enlarge a Poem's Meaning
877(1)
Writing Assignment
877(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
878(1)
Song
879(22)
Singing and Saying
879(8)
To Celia
880(1)
Ben Jonson
The Cruel Mother
881(2)
Anonymous
Run D.M.C., from Peter Piper
883(1)
Take, O, take those lips away
884(1)
William Shakespeare
Richard Cory
885(1)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Richard Cory
886(1)
Paul Simon
Ballads
887(5)
Bonny Barbara Allan
887(3)
Anonymous
Ballad of Birmingham
890(2)
Dudley Randall
Blues
892(2)
Jailhouse Blues
893(1)
Bessie Smith
Clarence Williams
Funeral Blues
893(1)
W. H. Auden
For Review and Further Study
894(5)
Eleanor Rigby
894(1)
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
The Times They are a-Changin'
895(1)
Bob Dylan
Ballad of Aunt Geneva
896(2)
Marilyn Nelson
Jerusalem
898(1)
William Blake
Writer's Perspective
Creating ``Eleanor Rigby''
899(1)
Paul McCartney
Writing Critically
Is There a Difference Between Poetry and Song?
900(1)
Writing Assignment
900(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
900(1)
Sound
901(24)
Sound as Meaning
901(5)
True Ease in Writing comes from Art, not Chance
902(2)
Alexander Pope
Who Goes with Fergus?
904(1)
William Butler Yeats
Recital
905(1)
John Updike
The Watch
905(1)
Frances Cornford
A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
906(1)
William Wordsworth
Rain
906(1)
Emanuel di Pasquale
When maidens are young
906(1)
Aphra Behn
Alliteration and Assonance
906(4)
Eight O'Clock
908(1)
A. E. Housman
Upon Julia's Voice
908(1)
Robert Herrick
Girl Help
909(1)
Janet Lewis
The splendor falls on castle walls
909(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Rime
910(8)
On my boat on Lake Cayuga
911(2)
William Code
Rough Weather
913(1)
James Reeves
The Hippopotamus
914(1)
Hilaire Belloc
Unholy Sonnet: After the Praying
914(1)
Mark Jarman
Leda and the Swan
915(1)
William Butler Yeats
God's Grandeur
916(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Narcissus and Echo
917(1)
Fred Chappell
Desert Places
917(1)
Robert Frost
Reading and Hearing Poems Aloud
918(4)
In Memoriam John Coltrane
920(1)
Michael Stillman
Full fathom five thy father lies
920(1)
William Shakespeare
Lai with Sounds of Skin
921(1)
Chryss Yost
Virginia
921(1)
T. S. Eliot
Writer's Perspective
The Music of Poetry
922(1)
T. S. Eliot
Writing Critically
Is it Possible to Write about Sound?
923(1)
Writing Assignment
924(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
924(1)
Rhythm
925(24)
Stresses and Pauses
925(8)
We Real Cool
930(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Break, Break, Break
930(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Slow, slow, fresh fount, keep time with My Salt Tears
931(1)
Ben Jonson
Atticus
931(1)
Alexander Pope
With serving still
932(1)
Sir Thomas Wyatt
Resume
933(1)
Dorothy Parker
Meter
933(13)
On the imprint of the first English edition of The Works of Max Beerbohm
934(5)
Max Beerbohm
Rose-cheeked Laura, come
939(1)
Thomas Campion
Factory Windows Are Always Broken
940(2)
Vachel Lindsay
Counting-out Rhyme
942(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
When I was one-and-twenty
942(1)
A. E. Housman
The Descent of Winter
943(1)
William Carlos Williams
Beat! Beat! Drums!
943(1)
Walt Whitman
Song of the Powers
944(1)
David Mason
Dream Boogie
945(1)
Langston Hughes
Writer's Perspective
Hearing ``We Real Cool''
946(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Writing Critically
Freeze-Framing the Sound
947(1)
Writing Assignment
947(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
947(2)
Closed Form
949(25)
Formal Patterns
950(8)
This living hand, now warm and capable
951(2)
John Keats
Counting the Beats
953(1)
Robert Graves
Song (``Go and catch a falling star'')
954(1)
John Donne
Brief Bio
955(1)
Phillis Levin
Yield
956(2)
Ronald Gross
The Sonnet
958(5)
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
958(1)
William Shakespeare
Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part
959(1)
Michael Drayton
What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why
960(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Acquainted with the Night
960(1)
Robert Frost
First Poem for You
961(1)
Kim Addonizio
Roadside Crosses
962(1)
Jared Carter
Scenes from the Playroom
962(1)
R. S. Gwynn
Summer
963(1)
Timothy Steele
The Epigram
963(4)
A Selection of Epigrams
964(2)
Alexander Pope
Sir John Harrington
Robert Herrick
William Blake
E. E. Cummings
Langston Hughes
J. V. Cunningham
John Frederick Nims
Stevie Smith
Brad Leithauser
Dick Davis
Anonymous
Hilaire Belloc
Wendy Cope
Clerihews
966(1)
W. H. Auden
Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Cornelius J. Ter Maat
Other Forms
967(4)
ABC
967(1)
Robert Pinsky
Do not go gentle into that good night
968(1)
Dylan Thomas
Triolet
968(1)
Robert Bridges
Sestina
969(2)
Elizabeth Bishop
Writer's Perspective
Poetic Inspiration and Poetic Form
971(1)
Robert Graves
Writing Critically
Turning Points
972(1)
Writing Assignment
972(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
973(1)
Open Form
974(23)
Six Variations (Part III)
974(4)
Denise Levertov
Buffalo Bill's
978(1)
E. E. Cummings
For the Anniversary of My Death
979(1)
W. S. Merwin
The Dance
979(2)
William Carlos Williams
The Heart
981(1)
Stephen Crane
Cavalry Crossing a Ford
981(1)
Walt Whitman
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
982(3)
Wallace Stevens
First Practice
985(1)
Gary Gildner
The Colonel
986(1)
Carolyn Forche
Visual Poetry
987(4)
Easter Wings
987(1)
George Herbert
Swan and Shadow
988(1)
John Hollander
from Papyrus
989(1)
Terry Ehret
Concrete Cat
990(1)
Dorthi Charles
Seeing the Logic of Open Form Verse
991(3)
in Just-
991(1)
E. E. Cummings
Jump Cabling
992(1)
Linda Pastan
Homage to my hips
992(1)
Lucille Clifton
I Shall Paint My Nails Red
993(1)
Carole Satyamurti
What I Like
993(1)
Alice Fulton
Writer's Perspective
The Poetry of the Future
994(1)
Walt Whitman
Writing Critically
Lining Up for Free Verse
995(1)
Writing Assignment
995(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
996(1)
Symbol
997(17)
The Boston Evening Transcript
998(1)
T.S. Eliot
The Lightning is a yellow Fork
999(2)
Emily Dickinson
Neutral Tones
1001(1)
Thomas Hardy
13:24-30, The Parable of the Good Seed
1002(1)
Matthew
Redemption
1003(1)
George Herbert
Most Like an Arch This Marriage
1003(1)
John Ciardi
The Road Not Taken
1004(1)
Robert Frost
Uphill
1005(1)
Christina Rossetti
Signs
1006(1)
Gjertrud Schnackenberg
For Review and Further Study
1006(5)
The Breaks of Eagles
1006(1)
Robinson Jeffers
The Flight
1007(1)
Sara Teasdale
Poem (``As the cat'')
1008(1)
William Carlos Williams
Carrie
1009(1)
Ted Kooser
What the Body Told
1009(1)
Rafael Campo
Popcorn-can cover
1010(1)
Lorine Niedecker
Anecdote of the Jar
1010(1)
Wallace Stevens
Writer's Perspective
Poetic Symbols
1011(1)
William Butler Yeats
Writing Critically
How to Read a Symbol
1012(1)
Writing Assignment
1012(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
1013(1)
Myth and Narrative
1014(29)
Nothing Gold Can Stay
1016(1)
Robert Frost
Bavarian Gentians
1017(1)
D. H. Lawrence
The Oxen
1017(1)
Thomas Hardy
The World Is Too Much with Us
1018(1)
William Wordsworth
H. D., Helen
1019(1)
Archetype
1019(2)
Medusa
1020(1)
Louise Bogan
Personal Myth
1021(6)
The Second Coming
1022(1)
William Butler Yeats
Night Driving
1023(1)
Dick Allen
The Heaven of Animals
1023(2)
James Dickey
Memento Mori in Middle School
1025(2)
Diane Thiel
Myth and Popular Culture
1027(8)
Taken Up
1027(2)
Charles Martin
Imperial Adam
1029(1)
A. D. Hope
Never Again Would Birds' Song be the Same
1030(1)
Robert Frost
Cinderella
1031(4)
Anne Sexton
Writer's Perspective
Transforming Fairy Tales
1035(1)
Anne Sexton
Writing Critically
Demystifying Myth
1036(1)
Writing Assignment
1037(1)
Student Essay
The Bonds Between Love and Hatred in H. D.'s ``Helen''
1037(5)
Further Suggestions For Writing
1042(1)
Poetry and Personal Identity
1043(22)
Lady Lazarus
1044(3)
Sylvia Plath
The women on my mother's side were known
1047(1)
Julia Alvarez
Culture, Race, and Ethnicity
1048(6)
America
1048(1)
Claude McKay
Bilingual/Bilingue
1049(2)
Rhina P. Espaillat
The Shrine Whose Shape I Am
1051(1)
Samuel Menashe
The X in My Name
1051(1)
Francisco X. Alarcon
For the White Poets Who Would Be Indian
1052(1)
Wendy Rose
Facing It
1053(1)
Yusef Komunyakaa
Gender
1054(3)
Sous-Entendu
1054(1)
Anne Stevenson
Listening
1055(1)
Emily Grosholz
Men at Forty
1056(1)
Donald Justice
Women
1056(1)
Adrienne Rich
For Review and Further Study
1057(5)
To Li Po
1057(1)
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Elegy for My Father, Who Is Not Dead
1057(1)
Andrew Hudgins
Quinceanera
1058(1)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Speaking a Foreign Language
1059(1)
Alastair Reid
Self-Portrait
1060(1)
Lynn Emanuel
Aubade
1060(2)
Philip Larkin
Writer's Perspective
Discovering My Voice in English
1062(1)
Julia Alvarez
Writing Critically
Poetic Voice and Personal Identity
1063(1)
Writing Assignment
1064(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
1064(1)
Translation
1065(17)
Is Poetic Translation Possible?
1065(2)
Muchos Somos
1066(1)
Pablo Neruda
We Are Many
1066(1)
Pablo Neruda
Alastair Reid
World Poetry
1067(7)
Drinking Alone Beneath the Moon (Chinese text)
1068(1)
Li Po
Yueh Hsia Tu Cho, Moon-Beneath Alone Drink (Literal Translation)
1068(1)
Li Po
Drinking Alone by Moonlight
1069(1)
Li Po
Arthur Waley
Con Los Ojos Cerrados
1070(1)
Octavio Paz
With Our Eyes Shut
1070(1)
Octavio Paz
John Felstiner
Carpe Diem Odes I (11)
1071(1)
Horace
Odes I
1071(2)
Horace
Edwin Arlington Robinson
James Michie
A. E. Stallings
Rubai
1073(1)
Omar Khayyam
Rubai
1073(1)
Omar Khayyam
Edward Fitz Gerald
Robert Graves
Omar Ali-Shah
Dick Davis
Parody
1074(5)
We four lads from Liverpool are
1075(1)
Anonymous
From Strugnell's Rubaiyat
1075(1)
Wendy Cope
What, still alive at twenty-two?
1076(1)
Hugh Kingsmill
The Lady Speaks Again
1076(1)
Bruce Bennett
If Richard Lovelace Became a Free Agent
1077(1)
Gene Fehler
Thirteen ways of looking at a tortilla
1077(2)
Aaron Abeyta
Writer's Perspective
Translating Neruda
1079(1)
Alastair Reid
Writing Critically
Parody Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
1080(1)
Writing Assignment
1081(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
1081(1)
Recognizing Excellence
1082(30)
O Moon, when I gaze on thy beautiful face
1084(1)
Anonymous
Life
1084(1)
Grace Treasone
A Dying Tiger -- moaned for Drink
1085(3)
Emily Dickinson
Thoughts on Capital Punishment
1088(1)
Rod McKuen
Traveling Through the Dark
1089(1)
William Stafford
Little Libby
1090(1)
Julia A. Moore
On the Death of an Infant
1091(1)
Frederick Turner
A Child's Grave Marker
1091(1)
Ted Kooser
Reincarnation
1092(1)
Wallace McRae
Recognizing Excellence
1093(16)
Sailing to Byzantium
1094(2)
William Butler Yeats
On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness
1096(1)
Arthur Guiterman
Ozymandias
1096(1)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun
1097(1)
William Shakespeare
The Whipping
1098(1)
Robert Hayden
One Art
1099(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
O Captain! My Captain!
1100(1)
Walt Whitman
Fog
1101(1)
Carl Sandburg
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
1102(5)
Thomas Gray
The New Colossus
1107(1)
Emma Lazarus
Annabel Lee
1107(2)
Edgar Allan Poe
Writer's Perspective
A Long Poem Does Not Exist
1109(1)
Edgar Allan Poe
Writing Critically
How to Begin Evaluating a Poem
1109(1)
Writing Assignment
1110(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
1111(1)
What Is Poetry?
1112(5)
Ars Poetica
1112(1)
Archibald MacLeish
Some Definitions of Poetry
1113(3)
Dante
Samuel Johnson
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
William Wordsworth
Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Hardy
Emily Dickinson
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Robert Frost
Wallace Stevens
Mina Loy
T. S. Eliot
W. H. Auden
J. V. Cunningham
Elizabeth Bishop
Jorge Luis Borges
Octavio Paz
William Stafford
Gwendolyn Brooks
Robert Bly
Missed Time
1116(1)
Ha Jin
Two Critical Casebooks: Emily Dickinson and Langston Hughes
1117(41)
Emily Dickinson
1117(19)
Poems
Success is counted sweetest
1118(1)
Water, is taught by thirst
1118(1)
I taste a liquor never brewed
1119(1)
Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!
1119(1)
I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain
1119(1)
I'm Nobody! Who are you?
1120(1)
The Soul selects her own Society
1120(1)
After great pain, a formal feeling comes
1120(1)
This is my letter to the World
1121(1)
I heard a Fly buzz -- when I died
1121(1)
I started Early -- Took my Dog
1122(1)
Because I could not stop for Death
1122(1)
Some keep the Sabbath going to Church
1123(1)
The bustle in a House
1123(1)
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant
1124(1)
Emily Dickinson on Emily Dickinson
Recognizing Poetry
1125(1)
Self-Description
1126(2)
Critics on Emily Dickinson
Meeting Emily Dickinson
1128(1)
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The Discovery of Emily Dickinson's Manuscripts
1129(1)
Thomas H. Johnson
The Three Privations of Emily Dickinson
1130(2)
Richard Wilbur
Dickinson and Death (A Reading of ``Because I could not stop for Death'')
1132(2)
Cynthia Griffin Wolff
A Reading of ``My Life had stood -- a Loaded Gun''
1134(2)
Judith Farr
Langston Hughes
1136(22)
Poems
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
1137(1)
Mother to Son
1137(1)
Dream Variations
1138(1)
Lenox Avenue: Midnight
1138(1)
The Weary Blues
1138(1)
I, Too
1139(1)
Song for a Dark Girl
1140(1)
Battle of the Landlord
1140(1)
Island
1141(1)
Subway Rush Hour
1142(1)
Sliver
1142(1)
Harlem [Dream Deferred]
1142(1)
Theme for English B
1142(2)
Homecoming
1144(1)
End
1144(1)
Langston Hughes on Langston Hughes
The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain
1145(1)
The Harlem Renaissance
1146(3)
Critics on Langston Hughes
Hughes as an Experimentalist
1149(1)
Arnold Rampersad
Langston Hughes and Harlem
1150(2)
Rita Dove
Marilyn Nelson
Black Identity in Langston Hughes
1152(1)
Darryl Pinckney
Langston Hughes and Jazz
1153(2)
Peter Townsend
A Reading of ``Dream Deferred''
1155(1)
Onwuchekwa Jemie
For Further Reading
1156(1)
Suggestions for Writing
1157(1)
Poems for Further Reading
1158(129)
Edward
1159(1)
Anonymous
The Three Ravens
1160(1)
Anonymous
The Twa Corbies
1161(1)
Anonymous
Western Wind
1162(1)
Anonymous
Last Words of the Prophet
1162(1)
Anonymous
Dover Beach
1162(1)
Matthew Arnold
At North Farm
1163(1)
John Ashbery
Siren Song
1164(1)
Margaret Atwood
As I Walked Out One Evening
1165(2)
W. H. Auden
Musee des Beaux Arts
1167(1)
W. H. Auden
Filling Station
1168(2)
Elizabeth Bishop
The Tyger
1170(1)
William Blake
The Sick Rose
1171(1)
William Blake
Anorexic
1172(1)
Eavan Boland
The Mother
1173(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
A Street in Bronzeville: Southeast Corner
1174(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Grief
1174(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
1175(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
1175(3)
Robert Browning
Merciless Beauty
1178(1)
Geoffrey Chaucer
The Donkey
1178(1)
G. K. Chesterton
Kubla Khan
1179(1)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
My Grandmother's Love Letters
1180(1)
Hart Crane
somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
1181(1)
E. E. Cummings
Death be not proud
1182(1)
John Donne
The Flea
1183(1)
John Donne
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
1184(1)
John Donne
Daystar
1185(1)
Rita Dove
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
1186(1)
John Dryden
Journey of the Magi
1187(1)
T.S. Eliot
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
1188(4)
T.S. Eliot
Indian Boarding School: The Runaways
1192(1)
Louise Erdrich
Birches
1193(2)
Robert Frost
Mending Wall
1195(1)
Robert Frost
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
1196(1)
Robert Frost
A Supermarket in California
1196(1)
Allen Ginsberg
California Hills in August
1197(1)
Dana Gioia
The Man with Night Sweats
1198(1)
Thom Gunn
Names of Horses
1199(1)
Donald Hall
The Convergence of the Twain
1200(2)
Thomas Hardy
During Wind and Rain
1202(1)
Thomas Hardy
Hap
1203(1)
Thomas Hardy
Those Winter Sundays
1204(1)
Robert Hayden
Digging
1204(1)
Seamus Heaney
Mother of the Groom
1205(1)
Seamus Heaney
Adam
1206(2)
Anthony Hecht
Love
1208(1)
George Herbert
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
1209(1)
Robert Herrick
Spring and Fall
1209(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Thous art indeed just, Lord, if I contend
1210(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Windhover
1211(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
1211(1)
A. E. Housman
To an Athlete Dying Young
1212(1)
A. E. Housman
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
1213(1)
Randall Jarrell
To the Stone-cutters
1213(1)
Robinson Jeffers
On My First Son
1214(1)
Ben Jonson
On the Death of Friends in Childhood
1214(1)
Donald Justice
Ode on a Grecian Urn
1215(1)
John Keats
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
1216(1)
John Keats
When I have fears that I may cease to be
1217(1)
John Keats
To Autumn
1218(1)
John Keats
Home is so Sad
1219(1)
Philip Larkin
Poetry of Departures
1220(1)
Philip Larkin
The Bull Calf
1221(1)
Irving Layton
Animals Are Passing from Our Lives
1222(1)
Philip Levine
My Father's Martial Art
1222(1)
Stephen Shu-ning Liu
Skunk Hour
1223(2)
Robert Lowell
To His Coy Mistress
1225(1)
Andrew Marvell
Charles on Fire
1226(1)
James Merrill
The Farmer's Bride
1227(1)
Charlotte Mew
Recuerdo
1228(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Methought I saw my late espoused saint
1229(1)
John Milton
When I consider how my light is spent
1229(1)
John Milton
Poetry
1230(1)
Marianne Moore
The Master
1231(1)
Frederick Morgan
A Strange Beautiful Woman
1232(1)
Marilyn Nelson
The War in the Air
1232(1)
Howard Nemerov
Sorrow Moves in Wide Waves
1233(1)
Lorine Niedecker
A Selection of Hokku
1234(1)
Yone Noguchi
Famous
1235(1)
Naomi Shihab Nye
The One Girl at the Boys' Party
1235(1)
Sharon Olds
Anthem for Doomed Youth
1236(1)
Wilfred Owen
Ethics
1237(1)
Linda Pastan
Running on Empty
1238(1)
Robert Phillips
Daddy
1239(2)
Sylvia Plath
To Helen
1241(1)
Edgar Allan Poe
A little Learning is a dang'rous Thing
1242(1)
Alexander Pope
The Garret
1243(1)
Ezra Pound
The River-Merchant's Wife: a Letter
1243(1)
Ezra Pound
A Different Image
1244(1)
Dudley Randall
Piazza Piece
1245(1)
John Crowe Ransom
Naming of Parts
1245(1)
Henry Reed
Living in Sin
1246(1)
Adrienne Rich
Power
1247(1)
Adrienne Rich
Miniver Cheevy
1248(1)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Elegy for Jane
1249(1)
Theodore Roethke
Welcome to Hiroshima
1250(2)
Mary Jo Salter
Not marble nor the gilded monuments
1252(1)
William Shakespeare
That time of year thou mayst in me behold
1253(1)
William Shakespeare
When, in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes
1253(1)
William Shakespeare
When daisies pied and violets blue
1254(1)
William Shakespeare
When icicles hang by the wall
1254(1)
William Shakespeare
Butcher Shop
1255(1)
Charles Simic
American Poetry
1255(1)
Louis Simpson
Titanic
1256(1)
David R. Slavitt
For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry
1256(3)
Christopher Smart
American Primitive
1259(1)
William Jay Smith
Disposal
1259(1)
W. D. Snodgrass
Stamp Collecting
1260(1)
Cathy Song
One Home
1261(1)
William Stafford
Peter Quince at the Clavier
1262(2)
Wallace Stevens
The Emperor of Ice-Cream
1264(1)
Wallace Stevens
Second Hand Coat
1265(1)
Ruth Stone
A Description of the Morning
1265(1)
Jonathan Swift
Dark house, by which once more I stand
1266(1)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Ulysses
1267(2)
Alfred
Lord Tennyson
Fern Hill
1269(1)
Dylan Thomas
Ex-Basketball Player
1270(1)
John Updike
Red Rooster, Yellow Sky
1271(1)
Amy Uyematsu
Earth Tremors Felt in Missouri
1272(1)
Mona Van Duyn
The Virgins
1273(1)
Derek Walcott
Go, Lovely Rose
1274(1)
Edmund Waller
A Noiseless Patient Spider
1274(1)
Walt Whitman
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
1275(1)
Walt Whitman
The Writer
1276(1)
Richard Wilbur
Hood
1277(1)
C. K. Williams
Spring and All
1277(1)
William Carlos Williams
To Waken an Old Lady
1278(1)
William Carlos Williams
At the San Francisco Airport
1279(1)
Yvor Winters
Composed upon Westminster Bridge
1280(1)
William Wordsworth
A Blessing
1281(1)
James Wright
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
1282(1)
James Wright
In this strange labyrinth
1282(1)
Mary Sidney Wroth
They flee from me that sometime did me sake
1283(1)
Sir Thomas Wyatt
Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop
1284(1)
William Butler Yeats
Long-legged Fly
1285(1)
William Butler Yeats
The Magi
1286(1)
William Butler Yeats
When You Are Old
1286(1)
William Butler Yeats
Lives of the Poets
1287(30)
Drama
1317(772)
Reading a Play
1321(54)
A Play in Its Elements
1323(15)
Trifles
1323(15)
Susan Glaspell
Tragedy
1338(11)
Riders to the Sea
1339(10)
John Millington Synge
Comedy
1349(18)
Sure Thing
1351(10)
David Ives
Prodigal Son
1361(6)
Garrison Keillor
Writer's Perspective
Creating Trifles
1367(1)
Susan Glaspell
Writing Critically
Conflict Resolution
1368(1)
Writing Assignment
1369(1)
Student Essay
Outside Trifles
1369(5)
Further Suggestions For Writing
1374(1)
Critical Casebook: Sophocles
1375(91)
The Theater of Sophocles
1375(1)
Staging
1375(4)
The Civic Role of Greek Drama
1379(1)
Aristotle's Concept of Tragedy
1380(2)
Sophocles
1382(1)
Plays
The Origins of Oedipus the King
1382(42)
Oedipus the King (Translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald)
1383(41)
Sophocles
The Background of Antigone
1424(40)
Antigone (Translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald)
1425(31)
Sophocles
Robert Fitzgerald on Sophocles
Translating Sophocles
1456(1)
Robert Fitzgerald
Critics on Sophocles
Defining Tragedy
1457(1)
Aristotle
The Destiny of Oedipus
1458(1)
Sigmund Freud
On Misunderstanding Oedipus
1459(1)
E. R. Dodds
The Irony of Sophocles
1460(2)
A. E. Haigh
Antigone's Flaw
1462(2)
Patricia M. Lines
Writing Critically
Some Things Change, Some Things Don't
1464(1)
Writing Assignment
1465(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
1465(1)
Critical Casebook: Shakespeare
1466(296)
The Theater of Shakespeare
1466(2)
William Shakespeare
1468(1)
Plays
A Note on Othello
1468(100)
Othello, the Moor of Venice
1469(99)
William Shakespeare
The Background of Hamlet
1568(114)
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
1569(113)
William Shakespeare
The Background of A Midsummer Night's Dream
1682(73)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
1683(59)
William Shakespeare
Ben Jonson on Shakespeare
On His Friend and Rival William Shakespeare
1742(1)
Ben Jonson
Critics on Shakespeare
Hamlet's Melancholy
1743(1)
A. C. Bradley
Hamlet and Ophelia
1744(1)
Rebecca West
Producing Hamlet
1745(2)
Jan Kott
Reader-Response Issues in Hamlet
1747(1)
Joel Wingard
Iago as a Triumphant Villain
1748(1)
W. H. Auden
Lucifer in Shakespeare's Othello
1749(1)
Maud Bodkin
Black and White in Othello
1749(1)
Virginia Mason Vaughan
An Asian Culture Looks at Shakespeare
1750(1)
Anthony Burgess
Recognizing Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream
1751(2)
John Russell Brown
On Producing A Midsummer Night's Dream
1753(1)
Lincoln Kirstein
Female Power in A Midsummer Night's Dream
1754(1)
Linda Bamber
Writing Critically
Breaking the Language Barrier
1755(1)
Writing Assignment
1755(1)
Student Essay
Othello: Tragedy or Soap Opera?
1756(5)
Further Suggestions For Writing
1761(1)
The Modern Theater
1762(110)
Realism and Naturalism
1762(60)
A Doll's House (Translated by James McFarlane)
1765(57)
Henrik Ibsen
Writer's Perspective
Ibsen and the Familiar Situation
1822(1)
George Bernard Shaw
Tragicomedy and the Absurd
1823(34)
The Real Inspector Hound
1826(31)
Tom Stoppard
Writer's Perspective
Writing The Real Inspector Hound
1857(1)
Tom Stoppard
Krapp's Last Tape: A Play in One Act
1858(8)
Samuel Beckett
Writer's Perspective
The Expression That There Is Nothing to Express
1866(1)
Samuel Beckett
Writing Critically
What's So Realistic About Realism?
1867(1)
Writing Assignment
1867(1)
Student Essay
Helmer vs. Helmer
1868(3)
Further Suggestions For Writing
1871(1)
Evaluating a Play
1872(4)
Writing Critically
Critical Performance
1873(1)
Writing Assignment
1874(1)
Further Suggestions For Writing
1874(2)
Plays for Further Reading
1876(127)
Death of a Salesman
1877(71)
Arthur Miller
Writer's Perspective
Tragedy and the Common Man
1948(3)
Arthur Miller
The Glass Menagerie
1951(49)
Tennessee Williams
Writer's Perspective
How to Stage The Glass Menagerie
2000(3)
Tennessee Williams
New Voices in American Drama
2003(86)
The Sound of a Voice
2003(15)
David Henry Hwang
Writer's Perspective
Multicultural Theater
2018(1)
David Henry Hwang
Andre's Mother
2019(3)
Terrence McNally
Writer's Perspective
How to Write a Play
2022(1)
Terrence McNally
The Cuban Swimmer
2023(14)
Milcha Sanchez-Scott
Writer's Perspective
Writing The Cuban Swimmer
2037(1)
Milcha Sanchez-Scott
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
2038(49)
August Wilson
Writer's Perspective
Black Experience in America
2087(2)
August Wilson
Writing
2089(2)
Writing About Literature
2091(25)
Beginning
2091(2)
Discovering and Planning
2093(2)
Drafting and Revising
2095(4)
The Form of Your Finished Paper
2099(1)
Using Spell-Check Programs
2099(1)
A Little Poem Regarding Computer Spell Checkers
2100(1)
Anomymous
Plagiarism
2100(1)
Documenting Your Sources
2100(8)
Reference Guide for Citations
2108(7)
Keeping a Journal
2115(1)
Writing About a Story
2116(18)
Explicating
2116(5)
Sample Student Essay (Explication)
2117(4)
Analyzing
2121(7)
Sample Student Essay (Analysis)
2122(4)
Sample Student Card Report
2126(2)
Comparing and Contrasting
2128(2)
Suggestions for Writing
2130(4)
Writing About a Poem
2134(21)
Explicating
2135(6)
Design
2136(1)
Robert Frost
Sample Student Essay (Explication)
2136(5)
Analyzing
2141(3)
Sample Student Essay (Analysis)
2142(2)
Comparing and Contrasting
2144(3)
Wing-Spread
2144(1)
Abbie Huston Evans
Sample Student Essay (Comparison)
2145(2)
How to Quote a Poem
2147(3)
Before You Begin
2150(1)
Suggestions for Writing
2151(4)
In White (early draft of ``Design'')
2153(2)
Robert Frost
Writing About a Play
2155(13)
Methods
2155(2)
How to Quote a Play
2157(1)
Writing a Card Report
2158(4)
Sample Student Card Report
2160(2)
Reviewing a Play
2162(3)
Sample Student Drama Review
2163(2)
Suggestions for Writing
2165(3)
Critical Approaches to Literature
2168(1)
Formalist Criticism
2169(5)
The Formalist Critic
2170(1)
Cleanth Brooks
Light and Darkness in ``Sonny's Blues''
2171(1)
Michael Clark
On Robert Browning's ``My Last Duchess''
2172(2)
Robert Langbaum
Biographical Criticism
2174(6)
Chekhov's Attitude to Romantic Love
2175(2)
Virginia Llewellyn Smith
On Elizabeth Bishop's ``One Art''
2177(1)
Brett C. Millier
Biographical Background to ``Babylon Revisited''
2178(2)
Jeffrey Meyers
Historical Criticism
2180(5)
Imagism
2181(1)
Hugh Kenner
``To His Coy Mistress'' and the Renaissance Tradition
2182(2)
Joseph Moldenhauer
Joyce's Vision of Dublin
2184(1)
Seamus Deane
Psychological Criticism
2185(4)
The Nature of Dreams
2186(1)
Sigmund Freud
The Father-Figure in ``The Tell-Tale Heart''
2187(2)
Daniel Hoffman
Poetic Influence
2189(1)
Harold Bloom
Mythological Criticism
2189(5)
The Collective Unconscious and Archetypes
2190(1)
C. J. Jung
Mythic Archetypes
2191(1)
Northrop Frye
Myth in Faulkner's ``Barn Burning''
2192(2)
Edmond Volpe
Sociological Criticism
2194(4)
Content Determines Form
2195(1)
Georg Lukacs
Money and Labor in ``The Rocking-Horse Winner''
2196(1)
Daniel P. Watkins
Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln
2197(1)
Alfred Kazin
Gender Criticism
2198(4)
Toward a Feminist Poetics
2199(1)
Elaine Showalter
Gender and Pathology in ``The Yellow Wallpaper''
2200(1)
Juliann Fleenor
The Freedom of Emily Dickinson
2201(1)
Sandra M. Gilbert
Susan Gubar
Reader-Response Criticism
2202(5)
An Eskimo ``A Rose for Emily''
2203(1)
Stanley Fish
``How Do We Make a Poem?''
2204(2)
Robert Scholes
The End of Young Goodman Brown
2206(1)
Michael J. Colacurcio
Deconstructionist Criticism
2207(5)
The Death of the Author
2208(1)
Roland Barthes
Rigorous Unreliability
2209(1)
Barbara Johnson
On Wordsworth's ``A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal''
2210(2)
Geoffrey Hartman
Cultural Studies
2212(2)
Poststructuralist Cultural Critique
2214(1)
Vincent B. Leitch
What is Cultural Studies?
2215(1)
Mark Bauerlein
The Stance of Observation in William Blake's ``London''
2216
Heather Glen
Glossary of Literary Terms 1(1)
Acknowledgments 1(1)
Index of Major Themes 1(7)
Index of First Lines of Poetry 8(5)
Index of Authors and Titles 13
Listof Authors (front endpapers)
Index of Literary Terms (back endpapers)

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