Introduction to Literature Fiction, Poetry, Drama

ISBN-10: 0205633099

ISBN-13: 9780205633098

Edition: 16th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Sylvan Barnet, William E. Burto, William E. Cain, Morton Berman

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List price: $104.20
Edition: 16th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 6/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1536
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

A Guide to MyLiteratureLab
Resources for Students and Instructors
Letter to Students
Reading, Thinking, and Writing Critically About Literature
College Readiness: How to Respond to Stories, Poems, and Plays
Full Disclosure
Analyzing Literature
Annotating a Text as a Way of Thinking
A First Assignment: Annotating
Robert Frost, Come In
Thinking Critically About Responses to Literature: Arguing with Yourself
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Onion
Prompts that Stimulate Responses to Stories, Poems, and Plays
Checklist: Responding to Stories
Checklist: Responding to Poems
Checklist: Responding to Plays
Converting Responses into Readable Writing
Checklist: Readable Writing
A Story for Analysis
Kate Chopin, The Storm
Last Words
Reading and Responding to Literature
What Is Literature?
Literature as Performance
Robert Frost, The Span of Life
Two Poems About Immigrants
Robert Frost, Immigrants
Pat Mora, Immigrants
Literature a Journey
Emily Dickinson, There is no frigate like a book
Robert Frost, The Pasture
A Story About a Journey
Eudora Welty, A Worn Path
Two Very Short Contemporary Short Stories
Lydia Davis, Childcare
Lydia Davis, City People
Thinking About a Classic Story
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Stories True and False
Grace Paley, Samuel
What's Past Is Prologue
Jamaica Kincaid, Girl
The Pleasures of Reading and of Writing Arguments About Literature
The Open Secret of Good Writing
Emily Wu, The Lesson of the Master
Getting Ready to Write
A Student Essay on Emily Wu's "The Lesson of the Master"
Three Poems
Diane Ackerman, Pumping Iron
Theodore Roethke, My Papa's Waltz
William Butler Yeats, For Anne Gregory
Two Stories
Katherine Mansfield, Miss Brill
Toni Cade Bambara, The Lesson
More About Writing About Literature: From Idea to Essay
Why Write Arguments About Literature?
Getting Ideas: Prewriting
Pat Mora, Immigrants
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour
Writing a Draft
A Student Essay on Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour"
Approaching Fiction: Responding in Writing
Ernest Hemingway, Cat in the Rain
Responses: Annotations and Journal Entries
A Student Essay on Ernest Hemingway's "Cat in the Rain"
W. Somerset Maugham, The Appointment in Samarra
Thinking About Plot
Margaret Atwood, Happy Endings
Kate Chopin, Dÿsirÿe's Baby
Alice Walker, Everyday Use
Aesop, The Vixen and the Lioness
Aesop, The Ant and the Grasshopper
Ron Wallace, Worry
Kinds of Characters
William Carlos Williams, The Use of Force
James Joyce, Araby
Raymond Carver, Cathedral
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper
Ralph Ellison, Battle Royal
Narrative Point of View
Participant (or First-Person) Point of View
NonParticipant (or Third-Person) Points of View
The Point of a Point of View
John Updike, A & P
Anonymous, The Judgment of Solomon
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny
Annie Proulx, The Blood Bay
Allegory and Symbolism
Symbolism and Theme
John Steinbeck, The Chrysanthemums
Gabriel Garcüa Màrquez, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children
Anonymous, Muddy Road
Jesse Lee Kercheval, Carpathia
Cynthia Ozick, The Shawl
Gish Jen, Who's Irish?
Graphic Fiction
Letters and Pictures
Reading an Image: A Short Story Told in One Panel
Tony Carrillo, F Minus
Reading Images: A Story Told in Sequential Panels
Art Spiegelman, Nature vs.Nurture
Will Eisner, Hamlet on a Rooftop
R. Crumb and David Zane Mairowitz, A Hunger Artist
Students Writing About Stories
Prompts for Writing About Fiction
Fiction into Film
Film as a Medium
Film Techniques
Theme in Film
Comparing Filmed and Printed Stories
Getting Ready to Write
Drafting an Essay About a Film
Checklist: Getting Ideas for Writing Arguments About Film
Seven Students Write About Short Stories
One Student's Thoughts About Character in Poe's "The Cask of
Gender Criticism: A Response to "The Judgment of Solomon"
A Feminist Reading of James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
Writing About Setting as Symbolic: Notes and an Essay on Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour"
Two Students Interpret Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"
A Student's Research Paper with Documentation on Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"
Two Fiction Writers in Depth: Flannery O'Connor and Tobias Wolff
Flannery O'ConnorTwo Stories and Comments About Writing
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
On Fiction: Remarks from O'Connor's Essays and Letters
From"The Fiction Writer and His Country"
From"Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction"
From"The Nature and Aim of Fiction"
From"Writing Short Stories"
"A Reasonable Use of the Unreasonable"
On Interpreting "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
Tobias Wolff
Four Stories and Comments About Writing
Hunters in the Snow
Say Yes
Bullet in the Brain
Tobias Wolff on Novels and Short Stories
On Stories and Poems
On Stories and Novels
On Judging Characters
On Ambiguity
On Economy in Writing
On the Elements of a Good Story
Gender Conflict in "Say Yes"
A Student Essay, He's the Problem: the Husband in "Say Yes"
A Collection of Short Fiction
James Baldwin, Sonny's Blues
Jorge Luis Borges, The Gospel According to Mark
Oscar Casares, Yolanda
Diana Chang, The Oriental Contingent
Anton Chekhov, Misery
William Faulkner, Barn Burning
William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily
Amy Hempel, Today Will Be a Quiet Day
Shirley Jackson, The Lottery
Franz Kafka, A Hunger Artist
Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh
Guy De Maupassant, The Necklace
Lorrie Moore, How to Become a Writer
Alice Munro, Boys and Girls
Gloria Naylor, The Two
Joyce Carol Oates, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried
Daniel Orozco, Orientation
Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado
Michele Serros, Senior Picture Day
Leslie Marmon Silko, The Man to Send Rain Clouds
Amy Tan, Two Kinds
James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Helena Maria Viramontes, The Moths
Approaching Poetry: Responding in Writing
Langston Hughes, Harlem
A Student Essay, Langston Hughes's "Harlem"
Aphra Behn, Song: Love Armed
A Student Essay, the Double Nature of Love
David Mura, An Argument: On 1942
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, How Do I love thee?
Robert Hayden, Frederick Douglass
Narrative Poetry
The Limerick, the Popular Ballad, and Other Narrative Poems
Anonymous, There Was a Young Fellow of Riga
Anonymous British Ballad, Sir Patrick Spence
Gary Snyder, Hay for the Horses
Phillis Wheatley, On Being Brought from Africa to America
John Keats, La Belle Dame sans Merci
Siegfried Sassoon, The General
Countee Cullen, Incident
Edwin Arlington Robinson, Richard Cory
Emily Dickinson, Because I could not stop for Death
Walter de la Mare, The Listeners
John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Eleanor Rigby
E. E. Cummings, anyone lived in a pretty how town
Lyric Poetry
Anonymous, Michael Row the Boat Ashore
Anonymous, Careless Love
Anonymous, The Colorado Trail
Anonymous, Western Wind
Julia Ward Howe, Battle Hymn of the Republic
William Shakespeare
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more
W. H. Auden, Funeral Blues
Emily Brontý, Spellbound
Spirituals, or Sorrow Songs
Anonymous African American Spiritual, Go Down, Moses
Anonymous, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
For Further Study
Langston Hughes, Evenin' Air Blues
Li-Young Lee, I Ask My Mother to Sing
Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Spring and the Fall
Wilfred Owen, Anthem for Doomed Youth
Walt Whitman, A Noiseless Patient Spider
Dylan Thomas, Fern Hill
John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn
Linda Pastan, Jump Cabling
Billy Collins, The Names
The Speaking Tone of Voice
Emily Dickinson, I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Gwendolyn Brooks, We Real Cool
Gwendolyn Brooks, The Mother
Linda Pastan, Marks
The Reader as the Speaker
Stevie Smith, Not Waving but Drowning
Wislawa Szymborska, The Terrorist, He Watches
John Updike, Icarus
Aurora Levins Morales, Child of the Americas
Joseph Bruchac III, Ellis Island
The Dramatic Monologue
Robert Browning, My Last Duchess
Diction and Tone
Robert Herrick, To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est
Thomas Hardy, The Man He Killed
Thomas Hardy, The Ruined Maid
Countee Cullen, For a Lady I Know
Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband
Lyn Lifshin, My Mother and the Bed
Mitsuye Yamada, To the Lady
The Voice of the Satirist
E. E. Cummings, next to of course god America i
Marge Piercy, Barbie Doll
Louise Erdrich, Dear John Wayne
Stephen Duck, On Mites
Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Apostrophe
Robert Burns, A Red, Red Rose
Sylvia Plath, Metaphors
John Keats, On First Looking into Chapman's
Kay Ryan, Turtle
Marge Piercy, A Work of Artifice
Michael Drayton, Since There's No Help
Edmund Waller, Song
For Further Study
William Carlos Williams, The Red Wheelbarrow
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Eagle
Seamus Heaney, Digging
Linda Pastan, Baseball
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 130 ("My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun")
Imagery and Symbolism
William Blake, The Sick Rose
Walt Whitman, I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Kubla Khan
Emma Lazarus, The New Colossus
Nila northSun, Moving Camp Too Far
Adrienne Rich, Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
Adrienne Rich, Diving into the Wreck
Christina Rossetti, Uphill
Wallace Stevens, The Emperor of Ice-Cream
Edgar Allan Poe, To Helen
A Note on Haiku
Moritake, Fallen petals rise
Sakan, If only we could
Shiki, River in summer
Taigi, Look, O look, there go
Dorothy Parker, General Review of the Sex
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias
Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress
John Donne, Holy Sonnet 14 ("Batter my heart, threepersoned God")
Langston Hughes, Dream Boogie
Martün Espada, Tony Went to the Bodega but He Didn't Buy Anything
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink
Sherman Alexie, Evolution
Henry Reed, Naming of Parts
Rhythm and Versification
Ezra Pound, An Immorality
A. E. Housman, Eight O'Clock
William Carlos Williams, The Dance
Versification: A Glossary for Reference
Patterns of Sound
Galway Kinnell, Blackberry Eating
For Further Study
William Carlos Williams, The Artist
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Constantly Risking Absurdity
A Note About Poetic Forms
Stanzaic Patterns
Three Complex Forms: the Sonnet, the Villanelle, and the Sestina
The Sonnet
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 73 ("That time of year thou mayst in me behold")
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 146 ("Poor soul, the center of my sinful earth")
John Milton, When I Consider How My Light Is Spent
X. J. Kennedy, Nothing in Heaven Functions as It Ought
Billy Collins, Sonnet
The Villanelle
Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Elizabeth Bishop, One Art
The Sestina
Elizabeth Bishop, Sestina
Shaped Poetry or Pattern Poetry
George Herbert, Easter-Wings
Blank Verse and Free Verse
Walt Whitman, When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
The Prose Poem
Carolyn Forchÿ, The Colonel
Students Writing About Poems
Prompts for Writing About Poems
First Response 690 Speaker and Tone 690 Audience
Structure and Form 691 Center of Interest and Theme
Diction 691 Sound Effects 692 A Note on Explication
Seven Students Writing About Poems
Louise Glück, Gretel in Darkness
A Student Essay on Louise Glück's "Gretel in Darkness"
A Student Essay on Adrienne Rich's "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"
A Student Essay on a Theme in Several Poems by Emily Dickinson
Robert Herrick, Upon Julia's Clothes
A Student Essay on the Structure of Robert Herrick's "Upon Julia's Clothes"
A Student Essay on Metrics in Housman's "Eight O'Clock"
Two Student Essays, for Evaluation, on Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
Poets at Work
Walt Whitman, Enfans d'Adam, number 9
Cathy Song, Out of Our Hands
William Butler Yeats, "Leda and the Swan" (Three Versions)
Annunciation (1923)
Leda and the Swan (1924)
Leda and the Swan (1933)
Variations on Themes: Poems and Paintings
Writing About Poems and Paintings
Anne Sexton, The Starry Night
A Student Essay, Two Ways of Looking at a Starry Night
W. H. Auden, Musÿe des Beaux Arts
William Carlos Williams, The Great Figure
Three Poets in Depth: Emily Dickinson
Robert Frost, and Langston Hughes
On Reading Authors Represented in Depth
Emily Dickinson
These are the days when Birds come back
Papa above!
Wild Nights���Wild Nights!
There's a certain Slant of light
I got so I could hear his name
The Soul selects her own Society
This was a Poet���It is That
I heard a Fly Buzz���when I died
The World is not Conclusion
I like to see it lap the Miles
A narrow Fellow in the Grass
Further in Summer than the Birds
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant
A Route of Evanescence
Those���dying, then
Apparently with no surprise
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
I felt a Cleaving in my Mind
The Dust behind I strove to join
Letters About Poetry
To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson)
To Thomas Wentworth Higginson
To Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Robert Frost
The Pasture
Mending Wall
The Wood-Pile
The Road Not Taken
The Telephone
The Oven Bird
The Aim Was Song
The Need of Being Versed in Country Things
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Acquainted with the Night
Desert Places
Come In
The Silken Tent
The Most of It
Robert Frost on Poetry
The Figure a Poem Makes
From "The Constant Symbol"
Langston Hughes
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Mother to Son
The Weary Blues
The South
Ruby Brown
Poet to Patron
Ballad of the Landlord
Too Blue
Harlem [1]
Theme for English B
Poet to Bigot
Langston Hughes on Poetry
The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain
On the Cultural Achievements of African-Americans
A Collection of Poems
Anonymous British Ballad, The Three Ravens
Anonymous British Ballad, The Twa Corbies
Anonymous African American Ballad, John Henry
Sherman Alexie, On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City
Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach
W. H. Auden, The Unknown Citizen
Jimmy Santiago Baca, So Mexicans Are Taking
Jobs from Americans
Amiri Baraka, A Poem for Black Hearts
Elizabeth Bishop, The Fish
William Blake 784Infant Joy
Infant Sorrow
The Lamb
The Tyger
Robert Bly, Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter
Gwendolyn Brooks, Martin Luther King Jr
Gwendolyn Brooks, The Bean Eaters
Robert Browning, Porphyria's Lover
George Gordon, Lord Byron, She Walks in Beauty
Lucille Clifton, in the inner city
Judith Ortiz Cofer, My Father in the Navy
John Donne
A Valediction:Forbidding Mourning
The Flea
Death, Be Not Proud
Rita Dove, Daystar
Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin'
T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Martün Espada, Bully
Allen Ginsberg, A Supermarket in California
Nikki Giovanni, Master Charge Blues
Louise Glück, The School Children
H. D., Helen
Thomas Hardy, Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?
Joy Harjo, Vision
Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays
Anthony Hecht, The Dover Bitch
Robert Herrick, Delight in Disorder
Gerard Manley Hopkins, God's Grandeur
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Pied Beauty
A. E. Housman 808
To an Athlete Dying Young
When I Was One-and-Twenty
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
James Weldon Johnson, To America
John Keats, To Autumn
X. J. Kennedy, For Allen Ginsberg
Yusef Komunyakaa, Facing It
Archibald MacLeish, Ars Poetica
Claude McKay, America
Pat Mora, Illegal Alien
Pat Mora, Legal Alien
Sharon Olds, Rite of Passage
Linda Pastan, Love Poem
Sylvia Plath, Daddy
Ezra Pound, In a Station of the Metro
Dudley Randall, The Melting Pot
Adrienne Rich, Living in Sin
Anne Sexton, Her Kind
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 29 ("When, in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes")
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116 ("Let me not to the marriage of true minds")
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ulysses
Kitty Tsui, A Chinese Banquet
John Updike, Ex-Basketball Player
Derek Walcott, A Far Cry from Africa
Walt Whitman, A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim
William Carlos Williams, Spring and All
William Wordsworth
The World Is Too Much with Us
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
The Solitary Reaper
James Wright, Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota
Mitsuye Yamada, The Question of Loyalty
William Butler Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium
How to Read a Play
Thinking About the Language of Drama
Plot and Character
Susan Glaspell, Trifles
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
A Context for The Glass Menagerie
Production Notes by Tennessee Williams
A Note on Greek Tragedy
Two Plays by Sophocles
Sophocles, Oedipus the King
Sophocles, Antigone
Hamlet, A Play by Shakespeare
A Note on the Elizabethan Theater
A Note on the Texts of Hamlet
Portfolio: Hamlet on the Stage
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Students Writing About Plays
Prompts for Writing About Plays
Plot and Conflict 1172 Character 1173 Tragedy
Comedy 1174 Nonverbal Language 1174 the Play in
Writing About a Filmed Version of a Play
Checklist: Writing About a Filmed Play
Five Students Write About Plays
A Student Essay on Plot, the Solid Structure of The Glass Menagerie
A Student Essay on Setting, What the Kitchen in Trifles Tells Us
A Student Essay on Character and Theme, Fairy Mischief and
Morality in A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Student Review of a Film Version of a Play: Branagh's Film of Hamlet
A Student Essay on Using Sources, the Women in Death of a
A Casebook on Death of a Salesman
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
Contexts for Death of a Salesman
Arthur Miller, Tragedy and the Common Man
Brooks Atkinson, [Review of Premier Performance of ]
Death of a Salesman
Mary McCarthy, American Realistic Drama
Arthur Miller, Remembering Death of a Salesman
Lorraine Hansberry, Reflections on Willy Loman
John Lahr, Hard Sell: A Black Death of a Salesman 1277
Seven Additional Plays
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House
Contexts for A Doll's House
Notes for the Tragedy of Modern Times, Adaptation of A Doll's House for a German Production, Speech at the
Banquet of the Norwegian League for Women's Rights by Henrik Ibsen, 1333���34
Luis Valdez, Los Vendidos
A Context for Los Vendidos
The Actos by Luis Valdez
Jane Martin, Rodeo
August Wilson, Fences
A Context for Fences
Talking About Fences by August Wilson
Samuel Beckett, Krapp's Last Tape: A Play in One Act
David Ives, Sure Thing
Terrence McNally, Andre's Mother
Critical Approaches
Critical Approaches: the Nature of Criticism
Formalist (or New) Criticism
Reader-Response Criticism
Archetypal (or Myth) Criticism
Historical Scholarship
Marxist Criticism
The New Historicism
Biographical Criticism
Psychological (or Psychoanalytic) Criticism
Gender (Feminist, and Lesbian and Gay) Criticism
Suggestions for Further Reading
How Much Do You Know About Citing Sources? A Quiz with Answers
Remarks About Manuscript Form
Basic Manuscript Form
Quotations and Quotation Marks
Documentation: Internal Parenthetical Citations and a List of Works Cited (MLA Format)
Citing Sources on the World Wide Web
Glossary of Literary Terms
Literary Credits
Photo Credits
Index of Terms
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems
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