Literature : A Pocket Anthology

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Always a good price with quality selections, theFourth Editionof Gwynn'sLiterature: A Pocket Anthology continues that tradition. Organized chronologically with a thematic appendix and streamlined apparatus, this anthology can be taylored to however the course is taught. Individual Fiction, Poetry, and Drama introductions provide an overview for reading and analyzing each genre, defining key terms in context. More than a third of the selections overall represent voices of women, people of color, and writers from cultures outside the United States, and a strong effort has been made to include work that reflects contemporary social questions and will stimulate classroom discussion. New poems, stories, and plays are among the changes to theFourth Edition.

Table of Contents

asterisks indicate selections new to this edition
Experience, Experiment, Expand: Three Reasons to Study Literature
Introduction to Fiction
The Telling of the Tale
The Short Story Genre
Reading and Analyzing Short Fiction
Nathanel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
The Minister's Black Veil
A White Heron
Mother Savage
The Story of an Hour
The Yellow Wallpaper
Roman Fever
Paul's Case
A Rose for Emily
Up in Michigan
The Chrysanthemums
The Man Who Was Almost a Man
A Party Down at the Square
The Lottery
Hisaye Yamamoto (b. 1921)
Seventeen Syllables
Everything That Rises Must Converge
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Dead Men's Path
The Bear Came Over the Mountain
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Happy Endings
Everyday Use
Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried
Died and Gone to Vegas
Woman Hollering Creek
The Red Convertible
In the American Society
Sherman AlexieThis Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, ArizonaPoetry
Introduction to Poetry
An Anecdote: Where Poetry Starts
Speaker, Listener, and Context
"The Star-Spangled Banner"
Lyric, Narrative, Dramatic
The Language of Poetry
Figurative Language
Allegory and Symbol
Tone of Voice
Repetition: Sounds and Schemes
Meter and Rhythm
Free Verse and Open Form
Stanza Forms
Fixed Forms
Literary History and Poetic Conventions
Western Wind
Sir Patrick Spens
They Flee from MeWhoso List to Hunt
Amoretti: Sonnet 75
Astrophel and Stella: Sonnet 1
The Burning Babe
Idea: Sonnet 61
Sonnet 18Sonnet 20Sonnet 29Sonnet 73Sonnet 116Sonnet 130
When Daisies Pied (Spring and Winter)
There Is a Garden in Her Face
The FleaHoly Sonnet 10
Holy Sonnet 14
The Sun RisingA Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
On My First SonSlow, Slow, Fresh Fount
In this Strange Labyrinth How Shall I Turn
To the Virgins, to Make Much of TimeGeorg"
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