Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing : Compact Edition : 1998 Mla Guidelines Included

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 1998-06-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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For Introduction to Literature; Freshman Composition, second semester, where the focus is on writing about literature. A brief, paperback version of the best-selling Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, this compact edition retains all of the outstanding features of the original text. Like the book on which it is based, it is dedicated throughout to the interlocking processes of reading and writing. In addition to carefully chosen literary selections, each chapter contains detailed information on and sample essays for writing about literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading, Responding To, and Writing about Literature
Reading And Writing About Fiction
Fiction: An Overview
Stories for Study
The Things They Carried
Everyday Use
Taking Care
Plot and Structure: The Development and Organization of Stories Stories for Study
The Blue Hotel
A Worn Path
Blue Winds Dancing
Characters: The People in Fiction.Stories for Study
Paul's Case
Barn Burning
A Jury of Her Peers
Two Kinds
Point of View: The Position or Stance of the Narrator or Speaker.Stories for Study
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
The Lottery
Miss Brill
How To Become A Writer. Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing
A & P
Setting: The Background of Place, Objects, and Culture in Stories
Stories for Study
The Story of an Hour
And Sarah Laughed
The Shawl
The Cask of Amontillado
Tone and Style: The Words That Convey Attitudes in Fiction
Stories for Study
Rape Fantasies
Soldier's Home
The Concert Stages of Europe
The Found Boat
First Confession
Symbolism and Allegory: Keys to Extended Meaning
Stories for Study
The Fox and the Grapes
Young Goodman Brown
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Chrysanthemums
The Thimble
Idea or Theme: The Meaning and the Message in Fiction
Stories for Study
The Horse Dealer's Daughter
Home Soil
Stories for Additional Study
The Curse
The Yellow Wallpaper
The Loons
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Reading And Writing About Poetry
Meeting Poetry: An Overview
Here a Pretty Baby Lies
Sir Patrick Spens
Poems for Study:
My Last Duchess
Because I Could Not Stop for Death
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
The Man He Killed
Eagle Poem
Loveliest of Trees
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
Sonnet 55: Not Marble, Nor the Gilded Monuments
Words: The Building Blocks of Poetry
The Naked and the Nude
Poems for Study:
The Lamb
Green Grow the Rashes, O
E.e. cummings, next to of course god america i
Holy Sonnet 14: Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God
The Fury of Aerial Bombardment
Sonnet on the Death of Richard West
Hello, Hello Henry
Naming of Parts
Richard Cory
I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great
Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock
Eating Poetry
A Blessing
Imagery: The Poem's Link to the Senses
Anthem for Doomed Youth
The Fish
Poems for Study:
The Tyger
Sonnets from the Portugese, No 14
The Pulley
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Spring
A Time Past
Photos of a Salt Mine
In a Station of the Metro
Sonnet 130: My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun
It's Only Rock and Roll, but I Like It: The Fall of Saigon
Rhetorical Figures: A Source of Depth and Range in Poetry
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
Bright Star
Let Us Take the Road
Poems for Study:
Rain Towards Morning
A Red, Red Rose
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
To Autumn
Portrait of a Figure Near Water
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
A Work of Artifice
Looking at Each Other
Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
Sonnet 30: When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thoughts
Facing West from California's Shores
London, 1802
I Find No Peace
Tone: The Creation of Attitude in Poetry
The First-Rate Wife
Dulce et Decorum Est
The Workbox
Epigram from the French
Epigram, Engraved on the Collar of a Dog which I gave to his Royal Highness
Poems for Study:
The Author to Her Book
Homage to my hips
She being Brand/-new
Theme for English B
John while swimming in the ocean
The Planned Child
Late Movies with Skyler
From Epilogue to the Satires, Dialogue I
My Papa's Waltz
True Love
My Physics Teacher
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
Prosody: Sound, Rhythm, and Rhyme in Poetry
Poems for Study:
We Real Cool
To Hear an Oriole Sing
The Sun Rising
Macavity: The Mystery Cat
Upon Julia's Voice
God's Grandeur
Let America Be America Again
A Theory of Prosody
The Bells
Miniver Cheevy
Sonnet 73: That Time of Year Thou May'st in Me Behold
Ode to the West Wind
From Idylls of the King: The Passing of Arthur
March for a One-Man Band
Daffodills (I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud)
Form: The Shape of the Poem
The Eagle
Anonymous, Spun in High, Dark Clouds
Sonnet 116: Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds
Easter Wings
Poems For Study
Buffalo Bill's Defunct
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
Desert Places
A Supermarket in California
Ode to a Nightingale
To His Coy Mistress
When I Consider How My Light is Spent
Ballad of Birmingham
A Christmas Carol
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
The Shape of History
Poetics Against the Angel of Death
The Dance
The Solitary Reaper
Symbolism and Allusion: Windows to a Wide Expanse of Meaning
Poems for Study:
Dover Beach
In Just-
The Canonization
The Geese
The Collar
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
The Purse- Seine
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
Ode on a Grecian Urn. Carol Muske, Real Estate
Wild Geese
A Noiseless Patient Spider
Lines Written in Early Spring
The Second Coming
Myth: Systems of Symbolic Allusion In Poetry
Leda and the Swan
Poems Related to Homer's Odyssey
Poems for Study:
Siren Song
Odyssey: 20 Years Later
Poems About the Story of Icarus
Poems for Study:
Flight 063
Waiting for Icarus
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
Poems Related to the Phoenix
Poems for Study:
The Phoenix Again
A Poem about Oedipus
Poems for Study:
Two Poetic Careers: Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost
Poems by Emily Dickinson
After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes (Poem 341)
The Bustle in a House (Poem 1078)
Faith Is a Fine Invention (Poem 185)
The Heart Is the Capital of the Mind (Poem 1354)
I Cannot Live with You (Poem 640)
I Died for Beauty but Was Scarce (Poem 449)
I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died (Poem 465)
I Like to See It Lap the Miles (Poem 585)
I'm Nobody! Who Are You (Poem 288)?
I Never Felt at Home Below (Poem 413)
I Never Lost as Much But Twice (Poem 49)
I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed (Poem 214)
Much Madness Is Divinest Sense (Poem 435)
My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close (Poem 1732)
My Triumph Lasted Till the Drums (Poem 1227)
One Need Not Be a Chamber To Be Haunted (Poem 670)
Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers (Poem 216)
Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church (Poem 324)
The Soul Selects Her Own Society (Poem 303)
Success Is Counted Sweetest (Poem 67)
There's a Certain Slant of Light (Poem 258)
This World Is Not Conclusion (Poem 501)
Wild Nights Wild Nights! (Poem 249)
Poems by Robert Frost: A Line-Storm Song (Poem 1913)
Mending Wall (Poem 1914)
Birches (Poem 1915)
The Road Not Taken (Poem 1915)
'Out, Out ' (Poem 1916)
The Oven Bird (Poem 1916)
Fire and Ice (Poem 1920)
Nothing Gold Can Stay (Poem 1923)
Misgiving (1923)
Acquainted with the Night (Poem 1928)
Design (Poem 1936)
A Considerable Speck (Poem 1942)
Poems for Additional Study
My Arkansas
Anonymous, Healing Prayer from the Beautyway Chant
Variation on the Word Sleep
The Unknown Citizen
Ka 'Ba
Things We Dreamt We Died For
Can. Lit
A Black Man Talks of Reaping
To My Dear and Loving Husband
In Memory of My Father: Australia
Primer for Blacks
Sonnetts from the Portuguese: No. 43: How Do I Love Thee?
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
The Destruction of Sennacherib
This morning. the poet
The killers that run..
Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind
Yet Do I Marvel
If there are any heavens
The Lifeguard
Holy Sonet 6: This Is My Play's Last Scene
Holy Sonet 7: At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners
Holy Sonet 10: Death Be Not Proud
A Hynm to God the Father
Song. (Go, And Catch a Falling Star
Since There's No Help
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Because One Is Always Forgotten
Sonnet Ending with a Film Subtitle
Snapshot of Hué
Hamod Leaves
She's Free!
Spring Rain
Those Winter Sundays
The Otter
The Hair: Jacob Korman's Story
Advice to Young Ladies
Pied Beauty
The Answer
Rhine Boat Trip
A Final Thing
In Computers
Every Traveler Has One Vermont Poem
To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
Dark Pines under Water
The White City
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why
Very Like a Whale
A Story of How a Wall Stands
The Secretary Chant
Last Words. Mirror
Annabel Lee
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
Diving Into the Wreck
The Waking
Right on: white america
I Have a Rendezvous with Death
Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun
Sonnet 29: When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes
Sonnet 146: Poor Soul, the Center of My Sinful Earth
Auto Wreck
Where Mountain Lion Lay Down with Deer
Not Waving But Drowning
These Trees Stand
Lost Sister
Traveling Through the Dark
Burying an Animal on the Way to New York
The Emperor of Ice-Cream
The Blue Booby
A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London
Perfection Wasted
The Boxes
Revolutionary Petunias
Go, Lovely Rose
Heart of Autumn
Song of Napalm
On Being Brought from Africa to America
Walt Whitman, Full of Life Now. Beat! Beat! Drums! Dirge for Two Veterans
The Sirens
The Red Wheelbarrow
Sailing to Byzantium
The Day Zimmer Lost Religion
Reading And Writing About Drama
The Dramatic Vision: An Overview
Plays For Study:
Tea Party
Before Breakfast
The Tragic Vision: Affirmation Through Loss
Oedipus the King
The Comic Vision: Restoring the Balance
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Bear
Am I Blue
Plays for Additional Study
A Dollhouse
Death of a Salesman
The Glass Menagerie
Special Writing Topics About Literature
Writing and Documenting the Research Essay
Critical Approaches Important in the Study of Literature
Taking Examinations on Literature
Comparison-Contrast and Extended Comparison-Contrast: Learning by Seeing Literary Works Together
Appendix: Brief Biographies of the Poets in Part III
Glossary of Literary Terms
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines
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