Literature : Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading (and Writing About) Literature Reading Literature
The Pleasures of Reading Literature
The Pleasures of Fiction
The Dog and the Shadow Learning to Be Silent
Reading the Parable in Context
The Pleasures of Poetry Robert Frost, Dust of Snow
Reading Frost''s poem in Context
The Pleasures of Drama Understanding Literature: Experience/ Interpretation/ Evaluation Writing About Literature Reasons for Writing about Literature
Reading a play in Context Ways of Writing about Literature
The Writing Process Drafting Revising Editing
Reading Stories Luke
The Prodigal Son
The Experience of Fiction
The Interpretation of Fiction
Reading in Context
The Evaluation of Fiction John Updike, A&P
The Act of Reading Fiction Kate Chopin
The Story of an Hour
Types of Short Fiction
Early Forms: Parable, Fable, and Tale Aesop
The Wolf and the Mastiff Petronius
The Widow of Ephesus
The Short Story
The Nonrealistic Story
The Short Novel
Elements of Fiction
Plot and Structure Frank O''Connor, Guests of the Nation Character Kay Boyle, Astronomer''s Wife Setting Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh Point of View William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily Language and Style James Joyce, Araby Theme Eudora Welty, A Worn
The Rocking-Horse Winner
Writing About Fiction
Reasons for Writing about Fiction Informal Ways of Writing about Fiction Katherine Anne Porter, Magic Formal Ways of Writing about Fiction Student Papers on Fiction Questions for Writing about Fiction Suggestions for Writing
Three Fiction Writers in Context
Reading Edgar Allan Poe, Flannery O''Connor, and Sandra Cisneros in Depth
Edgar Allan Poe in Context
Poe and Journalism / Poe and
The Horror Story / Poe and
The Detective Story /
The Dimension of Style/ Timeline Edgar Allan Poe: Stories
The Black Cat
The Cask of Amontillado
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Purloined Letter
Edgar Allan Poe: Letters, Essays
Critics on Poe Flannery O''Connor in Context
Southern Gothic /
The Catholic Dimension / O''Connor''s Irony/ Timeline Flannery O''Connor: Stories: Good Country People A Good Man is Hard to Find Everything That Rises Must Converge
The Life You Save May Be Your Own Flannery O''Connor: Letters, Essays Critics on O''Connor
Sandra Cisneros in Context Culture and Identity / Literature of the American Southwest /
The Feminist Dimension/ Timeline
Sandra Cisneros: Stories
Barbie Q
There was a Man, There was a Woman
Woman Hollering Creek
Sandra Cisneros on Herself
Critics on Cisneros
A Collection of Short Fiction
Chinua Achebe, Marriage is a Private Affair
James Baldwin, Sonny''s Blues Jorge Luis Borges
The Garden of Forking Paths
Anton Chekhov
The Kiss translated by Constance Garnett
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Babylon Revisited Gabriel Garcia Marquez, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings translated by
The Yellow Wallpaper Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown
Ernest Hemingway, Soldier''s Home
Zora Neale Hurston, Spunk James Joyce
The Boarding House James Joyce
The Dead
Franz Kafka
The Metamorphosis translated by Alexis Walker Katherine Mansfield, Bliss Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing Luigi Pirandello, War Katherine Anne Porter
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Isaac Bashevis Singer, Gimpel the Fool translated by Saul Bellow Jean Stafford Bad Characters
Eudora Welty, Why I Live at the P.O. Contemporaries
Indian Education
The Kiss
Margaret Atwood, Happy Endings Toni Cade Bambara
The Lesson Raymond Carver, Cathedral
Anita Desai, Diamond Dust
Nathan Englander
The Tumblers
Ursula Hegi, To the Gate Mary Hood, How Far She Went
Gish Jen, Who''s Irish Ha Jin, Taking a Husband Jamaica Kincaid, Girl
James Alan McPherson, Why I Like Country Music
Bharati Mukherjee
The Tenant
Alice Munro, An Ounce of Cure
Edna O''Brien, Long Distance Tim O''Brien
The Things They Carried
Annie Proulx
The Bunchgrass Edge of the World Leslie Silko, Yellow Woman Amy Tan, Rules of the Game Alice Walker, Everyday Use
Louisa Valenzuela, I''m Your Horse in the Night
John Edgar Wideman, Damballah
Reading Poems
The Experience of Poetry Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays
Reading in Context
The Interpretation of Poetry Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Reading in Context
The Evaluation of Poetry Adrienne Rich, Aunt Jennifer''s Tigers
The Act of Reading Poetry Theodore Roethke, My Papa''s Waltz
Types of Poetry
Narrative Poetry Lyric Poetry
Elements of Poetry
Voice: Speaker and Tone Stephen Crane, War is Kind Robert Browning, My Last Duchess Muriel Stuart, In the Orchard Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend" Anonymous, Western Wind Henry Reed, Naming of Parts Jacques Prevert, Family Portrait Diction William Wordsworth, I wandered lonely as a cloud Edwin Arlington Robinson, Miniver Cheevy William Wordsworth, It is a beauteous evening Robert Herrick, Delight in Disorder Adrienne Rich, Rape Imagery Elizabeth Bishop, First Death in Nova Scotia William Butler Yeats
The Lake Isle of Innisfree Robert Browning, Meeting at Night H.D., Heat Thomas Hardy, Neutral Tones Figures of Speech: Simile and Metaphor William Shakespeare, That time of year thou may''st in me behold John Donne, Hymn to God the Father Robert Wallace
The Double-Play Louis Simpson
The Battle Judith Wright, Woman to Child Symbolism and Allegory Peter Meinke, Advice to My Son Christina Rossetti, Up-Hill William Blake, A Poison Tree Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken George Herbert, Virtue Emily Dickinson, Because I could not stop for Death Syntax John Donne
The Sun Rising Thomas Hardy
The Man He Killed William Butler Yeats, An Irish Airman Foresees His Death Robert Frost
The Silken Tent e.e. cummings, "Me up at does" Stevie Smith, Mother, Among the Dustbins Sound: Rhyme, Alliteration, Assonance Gerard Manley Hopkins, In the Valley of the Elwy Thomas Hardy, During Wind and Rain Alexander Pope, Sound and Sense Bob McKenty, Adam''s Song May Swenson
The Universe Helen Chasin
The Word Plum Rhythm and Meter Robert Frost
The Span of Life George Gordon, Lord Byron
The Destruction of Sennacherib Anne Sexton, Her Kind William Carlos Williams
The Red Wheelbarrow Structure: Closed Form and Open Form John Keats, On First Looking into Chapman''s Homer Walt Whitman, When I heard the learn''d astronomer e.e. cummings l(a e.e. cummings, [Buffalo Bill''s] William Carlos Williams
The Dance Denise Levertov, O Taste and See Theodore Roethke
The Waking
Christine Kane Molito, Reflections in Black & Blue C.P. Cavafy
The City translated by
Theme Emily Dickinson, Crumbling is not an instant''s Act
Revisions William Blake, London William Butler Yeats, A Dream of Death Emily Dickinson
The Wind begun to knead the Grass D.H. Lawrence, Piano
Langston Hughes, Ballad of Booker T. Parodies William Carlos Williams, This is Just to Say Kenneth Koch, Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams Gerard Manley Hopkins, Carrion Comfort Gary Layne Hatch, Terrier Torment; or, Mr. Hopkins and his Dog William Shakespeare, Shall I comp
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