Backpack Literature An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

ISBN-10: 032133373X

ISBN-13: 9780321333735

Edition: 2006

Authors: X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia

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List price: $62.40
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1184
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Widely anthologized, Kennedy's poetry may not be as influential among contemporary poets as others' because of his preference for, in his words, "old-fangled structures most poets have junked these days." As Kennedy's comments on his verse suggest, his poetry is witty, concise, and unpretentious. His subject matter is drawn from the everyday including his Catholic background and middle-class suburban life. Yet his concerns can be profound including death, violence, suicide, and Genesis.

Reading a Story
Fable, Parable, and Tale
The Appointment in Samarra
The Fox and the Grapes
Godfather Death
The Short Story
Updike, A & P
Writing Critically
What's The Plot?
Writing Assignment
Further Suggestions For Writing
Point of View
A Rose for Emily
The Tell-Tale Heart
Writing Critically
How Point of View Shapes a Story
Further Suggestions for Writing
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Everyday Use
Writing Critically
How Character Creates Action
Writing Assignment
Further Suggestions for Writing
The Storm
Greasy Lake
A Pair of Tickets
Writing Critically
How Time and Place Set a Story
Writing Assignment
Further Suggestions for Writing
Tone and Style
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Barn Burning
Writing Critically
Be Style Conscious
Writing Assignment
Further Suggestions for Writing
Dead Men's Path
Luke 15: 11-32, The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper
Writing Critically
Stating the Theme
Writing Assignment
Further Suggestions for Writing
The Chrysanthemums
The Lottery
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Writing Critically
Recognizing Symbols
Writing Assignment
Further Suggestions For Writing
Stories for Further Reading
Happy Endings
The Story of an Hour
House on Mango Street
Young Goodman Brown
Before the Law
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
The Things They Carried
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Reading a Poem
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
Lyric Poetry
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
Narrative Poetry
Sir Patrick Spence
"Out, Out-"
Dramatic Poetry
My Last Duchess
Writing Critically
Can a Poem be Paraphrased?
Ask Me
A Paraphrase of "Ask Me"
Writing Assignment
Listening to a Voice
My Papa's Waltz
For a Lady I Know
The Author to Her Book
To a Locomotive in Winter
I like to see it lap the Miles
To the Desert
The Person in the Poem
White Lies
Luke Havergal
Hawk Roosting
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
Dorothy Wordsworth, J<$$$>
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