Literature Reading, Reacting, Writing With Infotrac: Compact Edition

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This compact edition of Laurie Kirszner and Steve Mandell's LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING, retains all the features that have made the full edition so successful in classrooms over 4 editions in a smaller, affordable volume.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Literature
Imaginative Literature
Conventional Themes
The Literary Canon
Luisa Valenzuela, All about Suicide
Wole Soyinka, Telephone Conversation
Thinking Critically
Interpreting Literature
Evaluating Literature
The Function of Literary Criticism
Checklist: Evaluating Literary Criticism
2. Reading and Writing About Literature
Reading Literature
Checklist: Using Highlighting Symbols
Maya Angelou, My Arkansas
Writing About Literature
Planning an Essay
Considering your Audience
Understanding Your Purpose
Writing To Respond
Writing To Interpret
Writing To Evaluate
Choosing a Topic
Finding Something to Say
Keeping a Journal
Seeing Connections
Deciding on a Thesis
Preparing an Outline
Drafting an Essay
Revising and Editing an Essay
Strategies for Revision
The Revision Process
Thesis Statement
Topic Sentences
Introductions and Conclusions
Sentences and Words
Using and Documenting Sources
Checklist: Using Sources
Checklist: Conventions for Writing About Literature
Exercise: Two Student Papers
Student Paper: "Initiation into Adulthood"
Student Paper: "Hard Choices"
3. Understanding Fiction
Defining Fiction
The Short Story
*Margaret Atwood, Happy Endings
Gary Gildner, Sleepytime Gal
A Final Note
4. Reading and Writing About Fiction
Reading Fiction
Active Reading
Alberto Alvaro Ríos, The Secret Lion
Highlighting and Annotating
Writing About Fiction
Planning an Essay
Choosing a Topic
Finding Something to Say
Seeing Connections
Deciding on a Thesis
Preparing an Outline
Drafting an Essay
Student Paper: Symbols in "The Secret Lion" First Draft
First Draft Commentary
Revising and Editing an Essay
Student Paper: Symbols in "The Secret Lion" Second Draft
Second Draft Commentary
Student Paper: Symbols in "The Secret Lion" Final Draft
Final Draft Commentary
5. Plot
Stages of Plot
Order and Sequence
A Final Note
Checklist: Writing about Plot
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour
*Stephen Dobyns, Kansas
William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily
Lorrie Moore, How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)
Writing Suggestions: Plot
6. Character
Round and Flat Characters
Dynamic and Static Characters
Checklist: Writing About Character
John Updike, A and P
Katherine Mansfield, Miss Brill
Charles Baxter, Gryphon
*Mary Ladd Gavell, The Swing
Writing Suggestions: Character
7. Setting
Historical Setting
Geographical Setting
Physical Setting
Checklist: Writing About Setting
Sherman Alexie, This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper
*Ralph Ellison, Battle Royal
Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing
Writing Suggestions: Setting
8. Point of View
First Person Narrator
Unreliable Narrators
Third Person Narrator
Limited Omniscient
Selecting an Appropriate Point of View
Limited Omniscient Point of View
First-Person Point of View (Child)
First-Person Point of View (Adult)
Omniscient Point of View
Selecting An Appropriate Point of View: Review
Checklist: Writing about Point of View
Edgar Allen Poe, The Cask of Amontillado
Richard Wright, Big Black Good Man
*Gish Jen, Chin
William Faulkner, Barn Burning
Writing Suggestions: Point of View
9. Style, Tone, and Language
Style and Tone
The Uses of Language
Formal and Informal Diction
Figures of Speech
A Final Note
Checklist: Writing about Style, Tone, and Language
James Joyce, Araby
*Andrea Barrett, The Littoral Zone
Ernest Hemingway, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried
Writing Suggestions: Style, Tone, and Language
10. Symbol and Allegory
Literary Symbols
Recognizing Symbols
The Purpose of Symbols
Checklist: Writing About Symbol and Allegory
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown
Shirley Jackson, The Lottery
Alice Walker, Everyday Use
*Raymond Carver, Cathedral
Writing Suggestions: Symbol and Allegory
Interpreting Themes
Identifying Themes
Checklist: Writing About Theme
David Michael Kaplan, Doe Season
Lawrence, The Rocking-Horse Winner
Eudora Welty, A Worn Path
*Rick Bass, The Fireman
Writing Suggestions: Theme
11. Joyce Carol Oates' Where are You Going, Where have You Been?: A Casebook for Reading Research, and Writing
Joyce Carol Oates, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Joyce Carol Oates, When Characters from the Page Are Made Flesh on the Screen
Gretchen Schulz and R
Rockwood, From In Fairyland, without a Map: Connie's Exploration Inward in Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Mike Tierce and John Michael Grafton, From Connie's Tambourine Man: A New Reading of Arnold Friend"
Bob Dylan, It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Joyce M
Wegs, "Don't You Know Who I Am?" The Grotesque in Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Laura Kalpakian, Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been (book review)
Stephen Slimp, Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Don Moser, The Pied Piper of Tuscon
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Charles Perrault, Little Red Riding Hood
Topics for Further Research
Student Paper
12. Fiction for Further Reading
Chinua Achebe, Dead Man's Path
*Toni Cade Bambara, The Lesson
oraghessan Boyle, Greasy Lake
Junot Diaz, Aguantado
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Disappearance
Louise Erdrich, Fleur
Gabriel García Marquez, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Birthmark
James Joyce, Eveline
Jamaica Kincaid, Girl
Alice Munro, Boys and Girls
Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Richard Russo, Dog
Amy Tan, Two Kinds
Anne Tyler, Teenage Wasteland
13. Understanding Poetry
Nikki Giovanni, Poetry
Archibald MacLeish, Ars Poetica
Marianne Moore, Poetry
Defining Poetry
William Shakespeare, That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold
Louis Zukofsky, I Walk in the Old Street
Cummings, l-a
Approaching Poetry
Recognizing Kinds of Poetry
Narrative Poetry
Lyric Poetry
14. Discovering Themes in Poetry
Adrienne Rich, A Woman Mourned by Daughters
Raymond Carver, Photograph of my Father in His Twenty Second Year
Judith Ortiz Cofer, My Father In the Navy: A Childhood Memory
Poems About Parents
Theodore Roethke, My Papa's Waltz
Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Lucille Clifton, My Mama Moved among the Days
Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays
Seamus Heaney, Digging
*Yehuda Amichai, My Father
*Jill Bialosky, The Boy Beheld his Mother's Past
Poems about Love
Christopher Marlowe, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
Sir Walter Raleigh, The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
Thomas Campion, There Is a Garden in Her Face
William Shakespeare, My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing like the Sun
Robert Browning, Meeting at Night
Robert Browning, Parting At Morning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, How Do I Love Thee? Edna St
Vincent Millay, What Lips My Lips Have Kissed
Dorothy Parker, General Review of the Sex Situation
Sylvia Plath, Wreath for a Bridal
Ted Hughes, A Pink Wool Knitted Dress
Poems About War
Rupert Brooke, The Soldier
Wilfred Owen, Anthem for Doomed Youth
William Butler Yeats, An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
Robert Lowell, For the Union Dead
Denise Levertov, What Were They Like
*Carl Phillips, On the Notion of Tenderness in Wartime
Boris Slutsky, How Did They Kill My Grandmother
Yusef Komunyakaa, Facing It
*Wislawa Szymborska, The End and the Beginning
15. Reading and Writing About Poetry
Reading Poetry
Active Reading
Highlighting and Annotating
Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays
Seamus Heaney, Digging
Writing About Poetry
Planning an Essay
Choosing a Topic
Seeing Connections
Deciding on a Thesis
Preparing an Outline
Drafting an Essay
Student Paper: A Comparison of Two Poems about Fathers (First Draft)
First Draft Commentary
Revising and Editing an Essay
Student Paper: A Comparison of Two Poems about Fathers (Second Draft)
Second Draft Commentary
Student Paper, Digging For Memories (Final Draft)
Final Draft Commentary
16. Voice
Emily Dickinson, I'm Nobody! Who Are You? The Speaker in the Poem
Louise Gluck, Gretel in Darkness
Leonard Adame, My Grandmother Would Rock Quietly and Hum
Langston Hughes, Negro
Robert Browning, My Last Duchess
Janice Mirikitani, Suicide Note
*James Tate, Nice Car, Camille
*Dorianne Laux, The Shipfitter's Wife
The Tone of the Poem
Robert Frost, Fire and Ice
Thomas Hardy, The Man He Killed
Amy Lowell, Patterns
*Adam Zagajewski, Try to Praise the Mutilated World
William Wordsworth, The World Is Too Much with Us
Sylvia Plath, Morning Song
Robert Herrick, To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
*Steve Kowit, The Grammar Lesson
Robert Browning, Porphyria's Lover
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias
Ariel Dorfman, Hope
Auden, The Unknown Citizen
Dudley Randall, Ballad of Birmingham
*Sherman Alexie, How to Write the Great American Indian Novel
*Rachel Rose, What We Heard about the Japanese
*Rachel Rose, What the Japanese Perhaps Heard
Checklist: Writing about Voice
Writing Suggestions: Voice
17. Word Choice, Word Order
Sipho Sepamla, Words, Words, Words
Word Choice
Walt Whitman, When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
William Stafford, For the Grave of Daniel Boone
James Wright, Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
Adrienne Rich, Living in Sin
Cummings, In Just-
*Robert Pinsky, ABC
Levels of Diction
Margaret Atwood, The City Planners
Jim Sagel, Baca Grande
*Mark Halliday, The Value of Education
Richard Wilbur, For the Student Strikers
Charles Bukowski, Dog Fight
Word Order
Edmund Spenser, One Day I Wrote Her Name upon the Strand
Cummings, Anyone Lived In A Pretty How Town
Housman, To An Athlete Dying Young
Emily Dickinson, My Life Had Stood--A Loaded Gun
Checklist: Writing About Word Choice, Word Order
Writing Suggestions: Word Choice, Word Order
18. Imagery
Jane Flanders, Cloud Painter
William Carlos Williams, Red Wheelbarrow
Ezra Pound, In a Station of the Metro
Gary Snyder, Some Good Things to be Said for the Iron Age
Suzanne E
Berger, The Meal
William Carlos Williams, The Great Figure
*Michael Chitwood, Division
*Lam Thi My Da, Washing Rice
*Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Alley of Flowers
Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay
Jean Toomer, Reapers
Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum est
Checklist: Writing about Imagery
Writing Suggestions: Imagery
19. Figures of Speech
William Shakespeare, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? Simile, Metaphor, and Personification
Langston Hughes, Harlem
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Constantly Risking Absurdity
Audre Lorde, Rooming Houses Are Old Women
Robert Burns, Oh, My Love Is like A Red, Red, Rose
John Updike, Ex-Basketball Player
Randall Jarrell, The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
Marge Piercy, The Secretary Chant
John Donne, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
White, Natural History
*Martin Espada, My Father as Guitar
Hyperbole and Understatement
Sylvia Plath, Daddy
David Huddle, Holes Commence Falling
Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband
Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress
Robert Frost, Out, Out--
Donald Hall, My Son, My Executioner
Margaret Atwood, You Fit Into Me
*Sherod Santos, Spring Elegy
Metonymy and Synecdoche
Richard Lovelace, To Lucasta Going to the Wars
*Thomas Lux, Henry Clay's Mouth
Sonia Sanchez, On Passing thru Morgantown, Pa
*Allen Ginsberg, A Supermarket in California
Checklist: Writing About Figures of Speech
Writing Suggestions: Figures of Speech
20. Sound
Walt Whitman, Had I the Choice
Gwendolyn Brooks, Sadie and Maud
Emily Dickinson, I Like to See It Lap the Miles
Adrienne Rich, Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
Etheridge Knight, For Malcolm, a Year After
Alliteration and Assonance
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Eagle
Scott Momaday, Comparatives
Robert Herrick, Delight in Disorder
Ogden Nash, The Llama
Richard Wilbur, A Sketch
Gerald Manley Hopkins, Pied Beauty
Auden, As I Walked Out One Evening
*Lydia Davis, A Mown Lawn
*Alan Shapiro, A Parting Gift
*Mona Van Duyn, The Beginning
Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky
Checklist: Writing About Sound
Writing Suggestions: Sound
21. Form
John Keats, On the Sonnet
*Billy Collins, Sonnet
Closed Form
Blank Verse
The Sonnet
William Shakespeare, When, in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes
Claude McKay, The White City

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