A wealth of flexible prompts for activities that make any classroom a student-centered environment for active learning and that offer choices and opportunities for professors with individualized teaching goals
Detailed explanation of the elements of language, like diction and syntax, that provides tools for both analyzing and generating texts, making clear links between knowing ...show morehow to read, having something to write, and writing well
Detailed coverage of the features and strategies of argument, especially academic argument, demystifying the disciplines and revealing further links between analyzing texts and generating ideas for one's own writing
A comprehensive set of examples of different types of writing
A wide range of engaging themes and selections by authors both contemporary and classic, from the United States and abroad. Part IV: A Thematic Anthology contains 40 works of fiction, 105 poems, 9 dramas, and 43 works of non-fiction prose.
A section of full color reproductions of works of art that facilitate comparison of visual and verbal modes of representation
Sample student papers, some in multiple drafts so that students can follow the revision process
A chapter on doing research and a complete appendix that covers both APA and MLA documentation.
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Part I: An Introduction to Reading and Writing
Chapter 1: Reading Texts
The Communications Triangle Kinds of Writing: Purpose, Audience, and Form Addressing the Public: Civic Writing Addressing Experts and Students: Academic Writing Addressing Self and World: Imaginative Literature The Plan of the Book Poetry Basho: Haiku Sylvia Plath: Cut James Wright: Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota Fiction Tobias Wolff: Powder Nonfiction Prose Pam Belluck: From Nuns Offer Clues to Alzheimer's and Aging David A. Snowdon, Lydia H. Greiner, William R. Markesbery: From Linguistic Ability in Early Life and the Neuropathology of Alzheimer's Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease: Findings from the Nun Study
Chapter 2: The Writing Process
Active Reading Invention Strategies: Starting with the Assignment Shaping an Argument in Writing Finding and Developing a Thesis Drafting Using Categories to Organize a Draft Supporting a Thesis with Evidence Introducing and Concluding Revising Editing for Style Proofreading Sample Student Paper, Zak Owen: Digging for Meaning Checklist for Improving Drafts Poetry Seamus Heaney: Digging
Chapter 3: Kinds of Literature: The Major Genres
Genre and Form Poetry Fiction Drama The Essay Connecting Genres Poetry Geoffrey Chaucer: From The "General Prologue" to The Canterbury Tales John Milton: From Paradise Lost Walt Whitman: From Song of Myself W.H. Auden: From September 1, 1939 Fiction John Updike: A & P Drama Christopher Graybill: Go Look Nonfiction Prose Bernard Cooper: The Fine Art of Sighing Christopher Knight: From What Exactly Can Art Heal? Wendy Hollway and Tony Jefferson: From Narrative, Discourse and the Unconscious: The Case of Tommy
Part II: The Elements of Literature
Chapter 4: Theme, Narrative and Plot, Setting, and Character
Theme Narrative and Plot Writing about Narrative and Plot Setting Character Checklist on Plot in Imaginative Literature Checklist for Writing about Setting and Character
Chapter 5: Point of View and Tone of Voice
Point of View Sample Student Paper, Derrick White: How Do You See It? Tone in Imaginative Literature Fiction Jorge Luis Borges: The Shape of the Sword Jorge Luis Borges: The House of Asterion Poetry Charles Harper Webb: Tone of Voice W.S. Merwin: When the War Is Over Robert Browning: My Last Duchess
Chapter 6: Word Choice, Figures of Speech, and Word Order
Word Choice Meaning Levels of Diction Word Origins Figures of Speech The Sequence of Images Word Order Checklist for Writing about Word Choice Checklist for Writing about Figures of Speech Checklist for Writing about Grammar and Word Order (Syntax) Poetry Edna St. Vincent Millay: I Being Born a Woman and Distressed T.S. Elliot: From The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock William Blake: The Sick Rose Neil Young: From Love Is a Rose Team Austin: From Tube John Donne: Holy Sonnet 14, Batter my heart, three person'd God Robert Herrick: Delight in Disorder W.H. Auden: Musee des Beaux Arts
Chapter 7: Sound Patterns, Line Breaks, and Poetic Meter
Sound Patterns: Rhyme, Alliteration, Assonance, Consonance Line Breaks in Poetry Poetic Meter Writing about Sound Patterns, Line Breaks, and Poetic Meter Sample Student Paper, Kenji Takano: Designing a Poem A Closing Word Poetry From Old English Riddle Walt Whitman: From Song of Myself, Part 2 Michael Stipe: From It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) John Donne: The Sun Rising E.E. Cummings: l(a Robert Herrick: Upon a Child Robert Herrick: Epitaph Upon a Child That Died William Carlos Williams: Poem Walt Whitman: When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer William Carlos Williams: The Dance Robert Frost: Design Robert Hayden: Those Winter Sundays Checklist for Writing about Word Music, Line Breaks in Poetry, and Poetic Meter
Part III: Argument, Research, and Literature: Conversations among Different Kinds of Writing
Chapter 8: Argument
The Elements of Argument Claims Reasons and Evidence Claims, Reasons, and Evidence in Arguments about Literature Assumptions Assumptions in Arguments about Literature Qualifiers and Concessions Other Features of Academic Argument Research Context Form Style Checklist for finding Assumptions Checklist for a Descriptive Analysis of Academic Argument Sample Student Paper, Rami Al-Khalidi, Michael Cheng, Deborah Cooper, Susan O'Quinn: A Comparative Analysis of Two Academic Arguments Nonfiction Prose Carol Gilligan and Jane Attanucci: From Two Moral Orientations: Gender Differences and Similarities Daniel F. Kripke, Lawrence Garfinkel, Deborah L. Wingard, Melville R. Klauber, and Matthew R. Marler: From Mortality Associated with Sleep Duration and Insomnia Andrew Scott: From Henry George, Henry Adams, and the Dominant American Ideology Nicholas J. Saunders: From Site Reading
Chapter 9: Exploring Literature through Other Disciplines
Interpretive Frameworks in Academic Discourse Wilbur's For C and Fraley and Shaver's Airport Separations A More Extended Tracing of Parallels: Poe's Cask of Amontillado and Goffman's The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life Sample Student Paper, Lisa Rodrigues: Poe's Old Literary Wine in New Sociological Bottles Poetry Richard Wilbur: For C Fiction Edgar Allan Poe: The Cask of Amontillado Nonfiction Prose R. Chris Fraley and Phillip R. Shaver: From Airport Separation: A Naturalistic Study of Adult Attachment Dynamics in Separating Couples Erving Goffman: From The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
Chapter 10: Using Research to Write about Literature
Applying a Framework from Another Discipline to a Literary Text Reading the Assignment Choosing a Literary Work Deciding Which Disciplines to Investigate Doing Research Active Reading Writing the Paper Sample Student Paper, Tracy Greenwald: Learning to Be a Girl in David Kaplan's "Doe Season" A Closing Word Checklist for Evaluating the Reliability of Print and Internet Sources Checklist for Evaluating Websites Checklist for Improving Drafts Fiction David Michael Kaplan: Doe Season
Part IV: An Anthology of Readings
Chapter 11: Body
Introduction Poetry Anonymous: Swarthy smoke-blackened smiths Lucille Clifton: Homage to My Hips Emily Dickinson: (A Narrow Fellow in the Grass) John Donne: The Sun Rising Galway Kinnell: Rapture Sharon Olds: Letter to My Father from 40,000 Feet Sharon Olds: Waste Sonata Linda Pastan: Notes from the Delivery Room Marge Piercy: Belly Good Sappho: Pain Penetrates Richard Wilbur: A Late Aubade Frameworks: Looking at Shakespeare Through Medicine William Shakespeare: Sonnets 65, 72, 73 Hobart W. Walling: Life's Brief Candle: A Shakespearan Guide to Death and Dying for Compassionate Physicians Fiction Margaret Atwood: Giving Birth Ralph Ellison: Battle Royal Louise Erdrich: Fleur Alice Munro: Boys and Girls Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart Drama Max Mitchell: Life Support Nonfiction Prose Anatole Broyard: Intoxicated by My Illness Cornel West: Black Sexuality: The Taboo Subject
Chapter 12: Spirit
Introduction Poetry Arrested Development: Fishin' 4 Religion Ashvaghosha: The Legend of the Buddha Shakyamuni John Donne: Holy Sonnet 10: Death, Be Not Proud Thom Gunn: Memory Unsettled Hebrew Bible: Leviticus 19 Gerard Manley Hopkins: [As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Dragonflies Draw Flame] The King James Bible: Luke 10:25-37 The Generous Qur'an: Sura 89, The Dawn Dylan Thomas: A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London Walt Whitman: A Noiseless Patient Spider Richard Wilbur: Mayflies Paul Zimmer: The Day Zimmer Lost Religion Fiction D.H. Lawrence: The Rocking-Horse Winner Flannery O'Connor: A Good Man Is Hard to Find Frank O'Connor: Guests of the Nation Dorothy Parker: The Custard Heart Philip Roth: The Conversion of the Jews Frameworks: Looking at Dinesen Through Psychology Isak Dinesen: Babette's Feast Abraham Maslow: Self-Actualizing and Beyond Abraham Maslow: Various Meanings of Transcendence Drama Wole Soyinka: Death and the King's Horseman Nonfiction Prose Louise M. Antony: The "Faith" of an Athiest Karen Armstrong: From Renunciation Jorge Luis Borges: Everything and Nothing Joan Didion: On Self-Respect
Chapter 13: Acting and Authenticity
Introduction Poetry W.H. Auden: The Unknown Citizen Gwendolyn Brooks: We Real Cool E.E. Cummings: anyone lived in a pretty how town Emily Dickinson: (I Like a Look of Agony) Emily Dickinson: (I'm Nobody! Who are You?) Paul Laurence Dunbar: We Wear the Mask T.S. Eliot: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Thom Gunn: Night Taxi Linda Hogan: First Light Langston Hughes: Theme for English B Andrew Marvell: To His Coy Mistress Sylvia Plath: Lady Lazarus Fiction Sandra Cisneros: Mericans Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Yellow Wallpaper Langston Hughes: Who's Passing for Who? Richard Wright: Big Black Good Man Frameworks: Looking at Shakespeare Through Literary Criticism William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Terence Eagleton: Hamlet, from Shakespeare and Society: Critical Studies in Shakespearean Drama Nonfiction Prose James Baldwin: The Discovery of What It Means to Be an American Richard Ford: In the Face Lucy Grealy: Mirrorings Germaine Greer: The Stereotype Relating to Others
Chapter 14: Gender, Sex, and Love
Introduction Poetry Matthew Arnold: Dover Beach Elizabeth Bishop: One Art John Donne: Song John Donne: A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Robert Frost: Home Burial Thom Gunn: Waitress Ho Xuan Hu'o'ng: On Sharing a Husband James Weldon Johnson: The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face Michael Lassell: How to Watch Your Brother Die Adrienne Rich: Planetarium William Shakespeare: Sonnet 130 Alan Shapiro: Lover Cathy Song: The Hand That Feeds Fiction Raymond Carver: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Kate Chopin: The Story of an Hour Susan Glaspell: A Jury of Her Peers James Joyce: Araby Frameworks: Looking at Mason Through Psychology Bobbie Ann Mason: Shiloh Mark Karpel: Individuation: From Fusion to Dialogue Drama August Wilson: Fences Nonfiction Prose Susan Moller Okin with Respondents: Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women? Will Kymlicka: Liberal Complacencies Katha Pollitt: Whose Culture? Susan Moller Okin: From Reply
Chapter 15: Race and Ethnicity
Introduction Poetry Gwendolyn Brooks: The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock Joshua Coben: Ishmael Countee Cullen: Incident Nikki Giovanni: Ego Tripping Suheir Hammad: Exotic Langston Hughes: Harlem Langston Hughes: Same in Blues Claude McKay: The White City Pat Mora: Immigrants Sharon Olds: On the Subway Jim Sagel: Baca Grande William Jay Smith: Old Cherokee Woman's Song Mitsuye Yamada: To the Lady Framworks: Looking at Hayden Through History and Psychology Robert Hayden: Middle Passage John Quincy Adams: From Argument of John Quincy Adams, before the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of the United States, Appellants, vs. Cinque, and others, Africans Captured in the Schooner Amistad, by Lieut. Gedney, Delivered on the 24th of February and 1st of March, 1841 Daniel Brown: From Stress and Emotion: Implications for Illness Development and Wellness Raymond L. Cohn: From Maritime Mortality in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: A Survey James A. Rawley: The Middle Passage Fiction Chinua Achebe: Dead Men's Path Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter William Faulkner: Wash Eudora Welty: A Worn Path Drama Athol Fugard: Master Harold...and the Boys Luis Valdez: Los Vendidos Nonfiction Prose Gordon Allport: From The Nature of Prejudice Toni Morrison: From Romancing the Shadow Brent Staples: Black Men and Public Space Vetta L. Sanders Thompson: Perceived Experiences of Racism as Stressful Life Events
Chapter 16: Ethical Questions
Introduction Poetry Julia Alvarez: On Not Shoplifting Louise Bogan's The Blue Estuaries John Balaban: For the Missing in Action John Balaban: The Guard at the Binh Thuy Bridge Emily Dickinson: (The Soul selects her own Society) Robert Frost: The Death of the Hired Man Robert Frost: Love and a Question Robert Frost: Two Tramps in Mud Time Miroslav Holub: The Fly Yusef Komunyakaa: Facing It Wilfred Owen: Dulce et Decorum Est William Edgar Stafford: Traveling through the Dark Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Ulysses William Carlos Williams: The Yachts Fiction Toni Cade Bambara: The Lesson Shirley Jackson: The Lottery Sir Thomas Malory: From Le Morte d' Arthur Katherine Mansfield: The Garden-Party Tim O'Brien: The Things They Carried Frameworks: Looking At LeGuin Through Philosophy Ursula LeGuin: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas William James: From The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life John Stuart Mill: From What Utilitarianism Is Drama Sophocles: Oedipus Rex Nonfiction Prose Barbara Ehrenreich: Nickel-and-Dimed: On (not) getting by in America Martin L. Hoffman: Empathy, Its Arousal, and Prosocial Functioning Michael de Montaigne: That our actions should be judged by our intentions Mark Twain: The Lowest Animal Experiencing the World
Chapter 17: Nature
Introduction Poetry A.R. Ammons: Still William Blake: The Tyger Richard Eberhart: On Shooting Particles Beyond the World James Weldon Johnson: Deep in the Quiet Wood Galway Kinnell: The Bear Galway Kinnell: St. Francis and the Sow Philip Larkin: Going, Going Mary Oliver: Rice Simon Ortiz: Earth and Rain, The Plants & Sun Simon Ortiz: Vision Shadows Sylvia Plath: Black Rook in Rainy Weather William Wordsworth: Upon Westminster Bridge William Wordsworth: The World Is Too Much with Us Fiction Kate Chopin: The Storm Ernest Hemingway: The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber Leslie Marmon Silko: The Man to Send Rain Clouds Nguyen Huy Thiep: Salt of the Jungle Drama Frameworks: Looking at Frayn Through Science Michael Frayn: Copenhagen Irving M Klotz: Procrustean Distortions of Science Harry Lustig and Kirsten Shepherd-Barr: Science as Theater Nonfiction Prose Wendell Berry: Life Is a Miracle Howard Frumkin: Beyond Toxicity: Human Health and the Natural Environment John R. Stilgoe: Gone Barefoot Lately? Edward O. Wilson: Nature Matters
Chapter 18: Sight and Insight
Introduction Poetry Elizabeth Bishop: Filling Station John Keats: Ode on a Grecian Urn X.J. Kennedy: Nude Descending a Staircase Yusef Komunyakaa: Hanoi Hannah Li-Young Lee: Persimmons Denise Levertov: The Reminder David Ray: A Midnight Diner by Edward Hopper Alan Shapiro: Astronomy Lesson Alan Shapiro: Wife: The Mirror Wole Soyinka: Telephone Conversation Wallace Stevens: Anecdote of the Jar Wallace Stevens: The Man with the Blue Guitar Team Austin: Tube William Carlos Williams: Landscape with the Fall of Icarus Fiction Raymond Carver: Cathedral Don DeLillo: Videotape Kimberly Elkins: What Is Visible Nathaniel Hawthorne: Young Goodman Brown Katherine Anne Porter: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Alice Walker: Everyday Use Drama Frameworks: Looking at Friel Through Science Brian Friel: Molly Sweeney R.L. Gregory and Jean G. Wallace: From Recovery from Early Blindness: A Case Study Oliver Sacks: From To See and Not See Nonfiction Prose Annie Dillard: Seeing E.M. Forster: Art for Art's Sake Helen Keller: Three Days to See Georgina Kleege: From In Oedipus' Shadow
Appendix A: Critical Approaches Appendix B: Glossary of Terms Appendix C: Reading Nonliterary Texts Nonfiction Prose Deborah D. Danner, David A. Snowdon, Wallace V. Friesen: From Positive Emotions in Early Life and Longevity: Findings from the Nun Study David A. Snowden, Lydia H. Greiner, William R. Markesbery: From Linguistic Ability in Early Life and the Neuropathology of Alzheimer's Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease: Findings from the Nun Study Susan Kemper, Lydia H. Greiner, Janet G. Marquis, Katherine Prenovost, Tracy L. Mitzner: From Language Decline Across the Life Span: Findings from the Nun Study Appendix D: MLA and APA Documentation Credits Index
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