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Author Meyer, Michael, 1945-

Title Literature to go / Michael Meyer.

Published Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, [2011]
©2011

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 UniM Bail  808.0427 MEYE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxiii, 1035 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes Includes index.
Contents Resources for Reading and Writing about Literature -- Preface for Instructors -- Introduction: Reading Imaginative Literature -- Nature of Literature -- A narrow Fellow in the Grass / Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily -- Value of Literature -- Changing Literary Canon -- Fiction -- Elements of Fiction -- 1 Reading Fiction -- Reading Fiction Responsively -- Story of an Hour / Kate Chopin Chopin, Kate -- A Sample Close Reading: An Annotated Section of "The Story of an Hour" -- A Sample Paper: Differences in Responses to Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" -- Explorations and Formulas -- A Comparison of Two Stories -- From A Secret Sorrow / Karen van der Zee Zee, Karen van der -- A Sorrowful Woman 2. Plot / Gail Godwin Godwin, Gail -- 2 Plot -- From Tarzan of the Apes / Edgar Rice Burroughs Burroughs, Edgar Rice -- Flowers / Alice Walker Walker, Alice -- A Rose for Emily / William Faulkner Faulkner, William -- 3 Character -- From Hard Times / Charles Dickens Dickens, Charles -- Saving Sourdi / May-Lee Chai Chai, May-Lee -- Bartleby, the Scrivener / Herman Melville Melville, Herman -- 4 Setting -- Soldier's Home / Ernest Hemingway Hemingway, Ernest -- Or Out of Love in Sarajevo / Fay Weldon Weldon, Fay, Ind Aff Aff, Ind -- Baglady / A. S. Byatt Byatt, A. S. -- 5 Point of View -- Third-Person Narrator -- First-Person Narrator -- Lady with the Pet Dog / Anton Chekhov Chekhov, Anton -- Lady with the Pet Dog / Joyce Carol Oates Oates, Joyce Carol -- An Ounce of Cure / Alice Munro Munro, Alice -- 6 Symbolism -- Hand / Colette -- Battle Royal / Ralph Ellison Ellison, Ralph -- Cranes / Peter Meinke Meinke, Peter -- 7 Theme -- Necklace / Guy de Maupassant Maupassant, Guy de -- Bride Comes to Yellow Sky / Stephen Crane Crane, Stephen -- Love in L.A. / Dagoberto Gilb Gilb, Dagoberto -- 8 Style, Tone, and Irony -- Style -- Tone -- Irony -- Popular Mechanics / Raymond Carver Carver, Raymond -- Lust / Susan Minot Minot, Susan -- Carnal Knowlege / T. Coraghessan Boyle Boyle, T. Coraghessan -- Fiction in Depth -- 9 A Study of Flannery O'Connor -- A Brief Biography and Introduction -- A Good Man Is Hard to Find / Flannery O'connor O'connor, Flannery -- Perspectives on O'Connor -- On the Use of Exaggeration and Distortion / Flannery O'connor O'connor, Flannery -- On O'Connor's Refusal to "Do Pretty" / Josephine Hendin Hendin, Josephine -- Function of Violence in O'Connor's Fiction / Claire Katz Katz, Claire -- On "A Good Man is Hard to Find" / Time Magazine Magazine, Time -- A Collection of Stories -- 10 Stories for Further Reading -- Clothes / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee -- Birthmark / Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel -- Eveline / James Joyce Joyce, James -- Girl / Jamaica Kincaid Kincaid, Jamaica -- Use of Poetry / Ian Mcewan Mcewan, Ian -- How to Tell a True War Story / Tim O'brien O'brien, Tim -- 55 Miles to the Gas Pump / E. Annie Proulx Proulx, E. Annie -- Story of the Good Little Boy / Mark Twain Twain, Mark -- A & P / John Updike Updike, John -- Poetry -- Elements of Poetry -- 11 Reading Poetry -- Reading Poetry Responsively -- Snapping Beans / Lisa Parker Parker, Lisa -- Those Winter Sundays / Robert Hayden Hayden, Robert -- Dog's Death / John Updike Updike, John -- Pleasure of Words -- Oh, Oh / William Hathaway Hathaway, William -- Sample Close Reading: An Annotated Version of Oh, Oh -- Catch / Robert Francis Francis, Robert -- A Sample Student Analysis: Tossing Metaphors Together in "Catch" -- Fish / Elizabeth Bishop Bishop, Elizabeth -- A Study of Reading Habits / Philip Larkin Larkin, Philip -- Mountain Graveyard / Robert Morgan Morgan, Robert -- L(a / E. E. Cummings Cummings, E. E. -- Western Wind / Anonymous -- Nighttime Fires / Regina Barreca Barreca, Regina -- Suggestions for Approaching Poetry -- Introduction to Poetry / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- Poetry in Popular Forms -- Magic of Love / Helen Farries Farries, Helen -- Love Poem / John Frederick Nims Nims, John Frederick -- You're Missing / Bruce Springsteen Springsteen, Bruce -- Poems for Further Study -- Seniors / Alberto Rã¡os Rã¡os, Alberto -- A Beautiful Girl Combs Her Hair / Li Ho Ho, Li -- Anagrammer / Peter Pereira Pereira, Peter -- Design / Robert Frost Frost, Robert -- Poet with His Face in His Hands / Mary Oliver Oliver, Mary -- 12 Word Choice, Word Order, and Tone -- Word Choice -- Diction -- Denotations and Connotations -- Death of the Ball Turret Gunner / Randall Jarrell Jarrell, Randall -- Word Order -- Tone -- Hazel Tells LaVerne / Kathryn Howd Machan Machan, Kathryn Howd -- Latin Night at the Pawnshop / Martã¡n Espada Espada, Martã¡n -- To a Captious Critic / Paul Laurence Dunbar Dunbar, Paul Laurence -- Diction and Tone in Four Love Poems -- To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time / Robert Herrick Herrick, Robert -- To His Coy Mistress / Andrew Marvell Marvell, Andrew -- Marvell Noir / Ann Lauinger Lauinger, Ann -- Last Night / Sharon Olds Olds, Sharon -- Poems for Further Study -- Convergence of the Twain / Thomas Hardy Hardy, Thomas -- Titanic / David R. Slavitt Slavitt, David R. -- We Real Cool / Gwendolyn Brooks Brooks, Gwendolyn -- We Old Dudes / Joan Murray Murray, Joan -- In the Suburbs / Louis Simpson Simpson, Louis -- Oxygen / Mary Oliver Oliver, Mary -- Some keep the Sabbath going to Church- / Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily -- Ode on A Grecian Urn / John Keats Keats, John -- Poets at Play -- Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- Taking Off Billy Collins's Clothes / Joan Murray Murray, Joan -- To Joan Murray / (postcard) Billy Collins Collins, (postcard) Billy -- 13 Images -- Poetry's Appeal to the Senses -- Poem / William Carlos Williams Williams, William Carlos -- Cavalry Crossing a Ford / Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt -- Root Cellar / Theodore Roethke Roethke, Theodore -- Dover Beach / Matthew Arnold Arnold, Matthew -- Green Chile / Jimmy Santiago Baca Baca, Jimmy Santiago -- Poems for Further Study -- Pond / Amy Lowell Lowell, Amy -- London / William Blake Blake, William -- Wild Nights-Wild Nights! / Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily -- Dulce et Decorum Est / Wilfred Owen Owen, Wilfred -- Home-Baked Bread / Sally Croft Croft, Sally -- To Autumn / John Keats Keats, John -- In a Station of the Metro / Ezra Pound Pound, Ezra -- 14 Figures of Speech -- From Macbeth (Act V, Scene 5) / William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William -- Simile and Metaphor -- You fit into me / Margaret Atwood Atwood, Margaret -- Presentiment-is that long Shadow-on the lawn- / Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily -- Other Figures -- Pragmatist / Edmund Conti Conti, Edmund -- Hand That Signed the Paper / Dylan Thomas Thomas, Dylan -- To a Wasp / Janice Townley Moore Moore, Janice Townley -- Unkindest Cut / J. Patrick Lewis Lewis, J. Patrick -- Poems for Further Study -- How Poetry Comes to Me / Gary Snyder Snyder, Gary -- Lightning Bugs / Ernest Slyman Slyman, Ernest -- Schoolroom on the Second Floor of the Knitting Mill / Judy Page Heitzman Heitzman, Judy Page -- London, 1802 / William Wordsworth Wordsworth, William -- Fire and Ice / Robert Frost Frost, Robert -- A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning / John Donne Donne, John -- Marks / Linda Pastan Pastan, Linda -- Hailstorm / Kay Ryan Ryan, Kay -- Joy of Cooking / Elaine Magarrell Magarrell, Elaine -- 15 Symbol, Allegory, and Irony -- Symbol -- Acquainted with the Night / Robert Frost Frost, Robert -- Allegory -- Haunted Palace / Edgar Allan Poe Poe, Edgar Allan -- Irony -- Richard Cory / Edwin Arlington Robinson Robinson, Edwin Arlington -- AD / Kenneth Fearing Fearing, Kenneth -- Next to of course god america i / E. E. Cummings Cummings, E. E.
-- A Man Said to the Universe / Stephen Crane Crane, Stephen -- Poems for Further Study -- Making it in Poetry / Bob Hicok Hicok, Bob -- Proof of Origin / Kevin Pierce Pierce, Kevin -- Buttons / Carl Sandburg Sandburg, Carl -- Anecdote of the Jar / Wallace Stevens Stevens, Wallace -- Richter 7.8 / Jim Tilley Tilley, Jim -- Traveling through the Dark / William Stafford Stafford, William -- Bull Moose / Alan Nowlan Nowlan, Alan -- Ethnic Poetry / Julio Marzán Marzán, Julio -- Casual Wear / James Merrill Merrill, James -- My Last Duchess / Robert Browning Browning, Robert -- Chimney Sweeper / William Blake Blake, William -- 16 Sounds -- Listening to Poetry -- Player Piano / John Updike Updike, John -- A Nosty Fright / May Swenson Swenson, May --
A Bird came down the Walk- / Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily -- Blackberry Eating / Galway Kinnell Kinnell, Galway -- Rhyme -- Going to Extremes / Richard Armour Armour, Richard -- From The Cataract of Lodore / Robert Southey Southey, Robert -- Sound and Meaning -- God's Grandeur / Gerard Manley Hopkins Hopkins, Gerard Manley -- Poems for Further Study -- Jabberwocky / Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) Carroll, Lewis, (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) -- I heard a Fly Buzz-when I died / Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily -- Stoppy By Woods on a Snowy Evening / Robert Frost Frost, Robert -- Song / John Donne Donne, John -- Blow / Paul Humphrey Humphrey, Paul -- Pitcher / Robert Francis Francis, Robert -- Word Plum / Helen Chasin Chasin, Helen -- 17 Patterns of Rhythm -- Some Principles of Meter -- From Song of the Open Road / Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt -- My Heart Leaps Up / William Wordsworth Wordsworth, William -- Suggestions for Scanning A Poem -- Waiting for the Storm / Timothy Steele Steele, Timothy -- That the Night Come / William Butler Yeats Yeats, William Butler -- Poems for Further Study -- Break, Break, Break / Alfred, Lord Tennyson Tennyson, Lord -- Foot / Alice Jones Jones, Alice -- Fox Trot Fridays / Rita Dove Dove, Rita -- Delight in Disorder / Robert Herrick Herrick, Robert -- Still to Be Neat / Ben Johnson Johnson, Ben -- Lamb / William Blake Blake, William -- Tyger / William Blake Blake, William -- Chicago / Carl Sandburg Sandburg, Carl -- Out, Out-- / Robert Frost Frost, Robert -- My Papa's Waltz / Theodore Roethke Roethke, Theodore -- 18 Poetic Forms -- Some Common Poetic Forms -- Loveliest of trees, the cherry now / A. E. Housman Housman, A. E. -- Upon Julia's Clothes / Robert Herrick Herrick, Robert -- Sonnet -- On First Looking into Chapman's Homer / John Keats Keats, John -- World Is Too Much with Us / William Wordsworth Wordsworth, William -- Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? / William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William -- My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun / William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William -- I will put Chaos into fourteen lines / Edna St. Vincent Millay Millay, Edna St. Vincent -- Desire / Molly Peacock Peacock, Molly -- Unholy Sonnet / Mark Jarman Jarman, Mark -- Purpose of Time is to Prevent Everything from Happening at Once / X.J. Kennedy Kennedy, X.J. -- Villanelle -- Do not go gentle into that good night / Dylan Thomas Thomas, Dylan -- Sestina -- All-American Sestina / Florence Cassen Mayers Mayers, Florence Cassen -- Epigram -- What Is an Epigram? / Samuel Taylor Coleridge Coleridge, Samuel Taylor -- Coward / A. R. Ammons Ammons, A. R. -- Epitaph on a Waiter / David McCord McCord, David -- Theology / Paul Lawrence Dunbar Dunbar, Paul Lawrence -- Limerick -- There was a young lady named Bright / Anonymous -- Limerick's never averse / Laurence Perrine Perrine, Laurence -- Haiku -- Under cherry trees / Matsuo Bash_ Bash_, Matsuo -- After Bash_ / Carolyn Kizer Kizer, Carolyn -- C'mon man hold me / Sonia Sanchez Sanchez, Sonia -- Elegy -- Elegy for Jane / Theodore Roethke Roethke, Theodore -- An Evel Knievel Elegy / Brendan Galvin Galvin, Brendan -- Ode -- Ode to the West Wind / Percy Bysshe Shelley Shelley, Percy Bysshe -- Labor / Baron Wormser Wormser, Baron -- Parody -- Lover Not Taken / Blanche Farley Farley, Blanche -- Picture Poem -- For / Elaine Mitchell Mitchell, Elaine -- Perspective -- In Medias Res / Michael McFee McFee, Michael -- 19 Open Form -- In Just- / E. E. Cummings Cummings, E. E. -- From I Sing the Body Electric / Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt -- Prose Poem / Louis Jenkins Jenkins, Louis -- After Making Love We Hear Footsteps / Galway Kinnell Kinnell, Galway -- Alzheimer's / Kelly Cherry Cherry, Kelly -- Red Wheelbarrow / William Carlos Williams Williams, William Carlos -- Emily Dickinson's Defunct / Marilyn Nelson Waniek Waniek, Marilyn Nelson -- Translator at the Reception for Latin American Writers / Julio Marzán Marzán, Julio -- Frog / Anonymous -- Queens, 1963 / Julia Alvarez Alvarez, Julia -- AmeRã¡can / Tato Laviera Laviera, Tato -- ABC of Aerobics / Peter Meinke Meinke, Peter -- Order in the Streets / (found poem) Donald Justice Justice, (found poem) Donald -- Approaches to Poetry -- 20 A Study of Billy Collins: The Author Reflects on Five Poems -- A Brief Biography -- An Introduction to His Work -- How Do Poems Travel? / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- Osso Buco / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- On Writing "Osso Buco" / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- Nostalgia / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- On Writing "Nostalgia" / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- Questions About Angels / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- On Writing "Questions About Angels" / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- Litany / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- On Writing "Litany" / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- Building With Its Face Blown Off / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- Perspectives on Billy Collins -- On "Building with Its Face Blown Off" / Michael Meyer Interviews Billy Collins Collins, Michael Meyer Interviews Billy -- Draft Manuscript page of "Busy Day" / Billy Collins Collins, Billy -- Suggested Topics for Longer Papers -- Questions for Writing About an Author in Depth -- 21 A Thematic Case Study: Humor and Satire -- Video / Fleur Adcock Adcock, Fleur -- Suburban / John Ciardi Ciardi, John -- Walking the Dog / Howard Nemerov Nemerov, Howard -- Jump Cabling / Linda Pastan Pastan, Linda -- Friends with Numbers / Peter Schmitt Schmitt, Peter -- Community College Revises its Curriculum in Response to Changing Demographics / Martã¡n Espada Espada, Martã¡n -- Commercial Leech Farming Today / Thomas Lux Lux, Thomas -- On a Young Man's Remaining an Undergraduate for Twelve Years / X.J. Kennedy Kennedy, X.J. -- An Collection of Poems -- 22 Poems for Further Reading -- Infant Sorrow / William Blake Blake, William -- A Red, Red Rose / Robert Burns Burns, Robert -- Lord Byron, She Walks in Beauty / George Gordon Gordon, George -- This morning (for the girls of eastern high school) / Lucille Clifton Clifton, Lucille -- Kubla Khan: or, a Vision in a Dream / Samuel Taylor Coleridge Coleridge, Samuel Taylor -- Because I could not stop for Death- / Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily -- He fumbles at your Soul / Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily -- I felt a Funeral in my Brain / Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily -- I started Early-Took my Dog / Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily -- My Life had stood-a Loaded Gun / Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily -- Apparition / John Donne Donne, John -- Flea / John Donne Donne, John -- Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock / T.S. Eliot Eliot, T.S. -- Road Not Taken / Robert Frost Frost, Robert -- Hap / Thomas Hardy Hardy, Thomas -- Pied Beauty / Gerard Manley Hopkins Hopkins, Gerard Manley -- To an Athlete Dying Young / A. E. Houseman Houseman, A. E.
-- Harlem / Langston Hughes Hughes, Langston -- To Celia / Ben Jonson Jonson, Ben -- La Belle Dame sans Merci / John Keats Keats, John -- Written in Disgust of Vulgar Superstition / John Keats Keats, John -- New Colossus / Emma Lazarus Lazarus, Emma -- When I consider how my light is spent / John Milton Milton, John -- Some Ladies Dress in Muslin Full and White / Christina Georgina Rossetti Rossetti, Christina Georgina -- They / Sigfried Sassoon Sassoon, Sigfried -- That time of year thou mayst in me behold / William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William -- When, in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes / William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William -- Ozymandias / Percy Bysshe Shelley Shelley, Percy Bysshe -- Ulysses / Alfred, Lord Tennyson Tennyson, Lord -- Tears, Idle Tears / Alfred, Lord Tennyson Tennyson, Lord -- When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer / Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt -- This Is Just to Say / William Carlos Williams Williams, William Carlos -- A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal / William Wordsworth Wordsworth, William -- Solitary Reaper / William Wordsworth Wordsworth, William -- Mutability / William Wordsworth Wordsworth, William -- Leda and the Swan / William Butler Yeats Yeats, William Butler -- Drama -- Study of Drama -- 23 Reading Drama -- Reading Drama Responsively -- Trifes / Susan Glaspell Glaspell, Susan -- A Sample Close Reading: An Annotated Section of Trifes -- Elements of Drama -- Quiet, Torrential Sound / Joan Ackermann Ackermann, Joan -- Drama in Popular Forms -- "The Pitch," a Seinfeld Episode / Larry David David, Larry -- 24 Sophocles and Greek Drama --
Theatrical Conventions of Greek Drama -- Tragedy -- Oedipus the King / Sophocles -- 25 William Shakespeare and Elizabethan Drama -- Shakespeare's Theater -- Range of Shakespeare's Drama: History, Comedy, and Tragedy -- A Note on Reading Shakespeare -- Othello The Moor of Venice / William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William -- 26 Henrik Ibsen and Modern Drama -- Realism -- Theatrical Conventions of Modern Drama -- A Doll House / Henrik Ibsen Ibsen, Henrik -- A Collection of Plays -- 27 Plays for Further Reading -- Mistaken Identity / Sharon Cooper Cooper, Sharon -- Trying to Find Chinatown / David Henry Hwang Hwang, David Henry -- Rodeo / Jane Martin Martin, Jane -- Reprimand / Jane Anderson Anderson, Jane -- Doubt: A Parable / John Patrick Shanley Shanley, John Patrick -- No Child / Nilaja Sun Sun, Nilaja -- Critical Thinking and Writing -- 28 Reading and the Writing Process -- Purpose and Value of Writing about Literature -- Reading the Work Closely -- Annotating the Text and Journal Note Taking -- Annotated Text -- Journal Note -- Choosing a Topic -- Developing a Thesis -- Arguing about Literature -- Organizing a Paper -- Writing a Draft -- Writing the Introduction and Conclusion -- Using Quotations -- Revising and Editing -- Questions for Writing: A Revision Checklist -- Types of Writing Assignments -- 29 Writing about Fiction -- From Reading to Writing -- Questions for Responsive Reading and Writing -- A Sample Student Analysis: John Updike's "A&P" as a State of Mind -- 30 Writing about Poetry -- From Reading to Writing -- Questions of Responsive Reading and Writing -- Explication -- A Sample Paper in Progress -- Mapping the Poem -- Death Be Not Proud / John Donne Donne, John -- Asking Questions about the Elements -- A Sample First Response -- Organizing Your Thoughts -- A Sample Informal Outline -- Elements and Theme -- Final Paper: The Use of Conventional Metaphors for Death in John Donne's "Death Be Not Proud" -- A Sample Student Explication -- There's a Certain Slant of Light / Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily -- A Reading of Emily Dickinson's "There's a Certain Slant of Light" -- 31 Writing about Drama -- From Reading to Writing -- Questions for Responsive Reading and Writing -- A Sample Student Comparison: The Struggle for Women's Self-Definition in Ibsen's A Doll House and Colette's "The Hand" -- 32 Literary Research Paper -- Choosing a Topic -- Finding Sources -- Electronic Sources -- Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes -- Developing a Thesis and Organizing the Paper -- Revising -- Documenting Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism -- List of Works Cited -- Parenthetical References -- A Sample Student Research Paper: How the Narrator Cultivates "A Rose for Emily".
Summary "Literature to Go is the long-trusted anthology, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, sized and priced to go...[it] is a brief and inexpensive collection of stories, poems, and plays supported by class-tested, reliable pedagogy and unique features, that bring literature to life for students"--Pref.
Subject College readers.
Literature -- Collections.
English language -- Rhetoric.
Other uniform title Bedford introduction to literature.
ISBN 9780312624125 (paperback)
0312624123 (paperback)