ISBN-13: 9780321829177 ISBN-10: 0321829174 Publication Date: 2 Jan 2013 Imprint: Longman Inc Availability: In Print Free Stock: Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date if and when we have more information. NB: Your credit card will NOT be charged until we ship the item.
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The definitive book for literature for composition or introduction to literature courses-- Literature for Composition offers superior coverage of reading, writing, and arguing about literature in Barnet's clear and accessible style along with an anthology organized around ten thought-provoking themes.
Part I Getting Started: From Response to Argument Chapter 1 How to Write an Effective Essay: A Crash Course The Basic Strategy Looking Closely: Approaching a First Draft Revising: Achieving a Readable Draft Checklist for Revising a Draft Peer Review Preparing the Final Version Chapter 2 The Writer as Reader Reading and Responding Kate Chopin * Ripe Figs Reading as Re-creation Collecting Evidence, Making Reasonable Inferences Reading with Pen in Hand Recording Your First Responses Identifying Your Audience and Purpose Your Turn: Arguing a Thesis in an Essay A Sample Essay by a Student: Images of Ripening in Kate Chopin's 'Ripe Figs' The Argument Analyzed Behind the Scenes: From Early Responses to Final Version Other Possibilities for Writing Looking Closely at Two Contemporary Mini-Stories: Lydia Davis's Childcare and City People Lydia Davis * Childcare Lydia Davis * City People A Story, with a Student's Notes and Final Essay Ray Bradbury * August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains Student Essay with Preliminary Notes: The Lesson of August 2026 Stories for Analysis Michele Serros * Senior Picture Day Guy de Maupassant * The Necklace T. Coraghessan Boyle * Greasy Lake*** Chapter 3 The Reader as Writer Developing a Thesis, Drafting, and Writing an Argument Prewriting: Getting Ideas Annotating a Text More about Getting Ideas: A Second Story by Kate Chopin Kate Chopin * The Story of an Hour Brainstorming for Ideas for Writing Focused Free Writing Listing Asking Questions Keeping a Journal Arguing with Yourself: Critical Thinking Arguing a Thesis Checklist: Thesis Sentence Drafting Your Argument A Sample Draft: Ironies in an Hour Revising an Argument Outlining an Argument Soliciting Peer Review, Thinking about Counterarguments Final Version of the Sample Essay: Ironies of Life in Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour' A Brief Overview of the Final Version Writing on Your Computer Checklist: Writing with a Computer Your Turn: Additional Stories for Analysis Kate Chopin * Desiree's Baby A Student's Analysis: Race and Identity in 'Desiree's Baby' Additional Stories for Study Kate Chopin * The Storm Anton Chekhov * Misery
V. S. Naipaul* The Night Watchman's Occurrence Book Chapter 4 The Pleasures of Reading--And of Writing --Arguments about Literature*** The Open Secret of Good Writing*** Bruce Holland Rogers * Three Soldiers*** Getting Ready to Write: A Student's Responses, from Jottings to Final Essay*** A Sample Essay by a Student: Thinking about Three Soldiers Thinking*** The Student's Analysis Analyzed*** Additional Stories for Study John Steinbeck * The Chrysanthemums Bobbie Ann Mason * Shiloh Chapter 5 Writing as Performance*** The Writer as Performer*** Robert Frost* The Span of Life*** The Reader as Performer*** Jamaica Kincaid* Girl Anatole France* Our Lady's Juggler*** 2 Txt Poms*** Julia Bird* A txt msg pom*** Norman Silver* txt commandments *** Chapter 6 Reading Literature Closely: Explication What Is Literature? Literature and Form Form and Meaning Robert Frost * The Span of Life Reading in Slow Motion Explication A Sample Explication Langston Hughes * Harlem Working Toward an Explication Some Journal Entries A Sample Essay by a Student (Final Version): Langston Hughes's 'Harlem' Explication as Argument Checklist: Drafting an Explication Why Write? Purpose and Audience Your Turn: Poems for Explication William Shakespeare * Sonnet 73 (That time of year thou mayst in me behold) John Donne * Holy Sonnet XIV (Batter my heart, three-personed God) Emily Bronte * Spellbound Li-Young Lee * I Ask My Mother to Sing Randall Jarrell * The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner Chapter 7 Reading Literature Closely: Analysis Analysis Analyzing a Story from the Hebrew Bible: The Judgment of Solomon The Judgment of Solomon Analyzing the Story Other Possible Topics for Analysis Analyzing a Story from the New Testament: The Parable of the Prodigal Son The Parable of the Prodigal Son Summary Paraphrase Comparison: An Analytic Tool A Sample Essay by a Student: Two New Women Looking at the Essay Checklist: Revising a Comparison Evaluation in Explication and Analysis Choosing a Topic and Developing a Thesis in an Analytic Paper Analyzing a Story James Thurber * The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Working Toward a Thesis: Journal Entries Developing the Thesis: Making Lists Sample Draft by a Student: Walter Mitty Is No Joke Developing an Argument Introductory Paragraphs Middle Paragraphs Concluding Paragraphs Coherence in Paragraphs: Using Transitions Checklist: Revising Paragraphs Review: Writing an Analysis A Note on Technical Terminology A Lyric Poem and a Student's Argument Aphra Behn * Song: Love Armed Journal Entries A Sample Essay by a Student: The Double Nature of Love Checklist: Editing a Draft Your Turn: Short Stories and Poems for Analysis Edgar Allan Poe * The Cask of Amontillado Katherine Anne Porter * The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Jose Armas * El Tonto del Barrio Leslie Marmon Silko * The Man to Send Rain Clouds Billy Collins * Introduction to Poetry Robert Frost * The Road Not Taken Robert Herrick * To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time Martin Espada * Bully Chapter 8 Arguing an Interpretation Interpretation and Meaning Is the Author's Intention a Guide to Meaning? What Characterizes a Sound Interpretation? An Example: Interpreting Pat Mora's Immigrants Pat Mora * Immigrants Thinking Critically about Responses to Literature Checklist: Writing an Interpretation Two Interpretations by Students Robert Frost * Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Sample Essay by a Student: Stopping by Woods-and Going On Sample Essay by a Student: 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' as a Short Story Your Turn: Poems for Interpretation Robert Frost * Mending Wall T. S. Eliot * The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock John Keats * Ode on a Grecian Urn Thomas Hardy * The Man He Killed Gwendolyn Brooks * The Mother Stories for Interpretation Joyce Carol Oates * Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Jorge Luis Borges*The Lottery in Babylon*** Thinking Critically: Case Study on William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily Overview of the Case Study William Faulkner * A Rose for Emily Typescript Showing Material Deleted from the Published Version William Faulkner * Comments on the Story Two Interpretations by Students, with Notes/Outlines Sample Essay by a Student: Why Miss Emily Grierson Killed Homer Barron Sample Essay by a Student: Insight into Horror: The Role of the Narratorin 'A Rose for Emily' Chapter 9 Arguing an Evaluation Criticism and Evaluation Jeffrey Whitmore* Bedtime Story Douglas L. Haskins * Hide and Seek Mark Plants * Equal Rites Are There Critical Standards? Morality and Truth as Standards Other Ways of Thinking about Truth and Realism Your Turn: Poems and Stories for Evaluation Sarah N. Cleghorn * The Golf Links Wilfred Owen * Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen * Anthem for Doomed Youth Henry Reed * Naming of Parts Katherine Mansfield * Miss Brill W. Somerset Maugham * The Appointment in Samarra Ambrose Bierce * An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Isabel Allende * If You Touched My Heart Helena Maria Viramontes * The Moth Chapter 10 Research Writing with Sources What Research Is, and What Research Is Not Primary and Secondary Materials Locating Materials: First Steps Other Bibliographic Aids Electronic Sources Encyclopedias: Print and Electronic Versions The Internet/World Wide Web Evaluating Sources on the World Wide Web What Does Your Own Institution Offer? Checklist: Using the World Wide Web Taking Notes Two Mechanical Aids: The Photocopier and the Computer A Guide to Note-Taking Drafting the Paper Focus on Primary Sources Avoiding Plagiarism Checklist: Avoiding Plagiarism Part II Up Close: Thinking Critically about Literary Works and Literary Forms Chapter 11 Critical Thinking: Arguing with Oneself, Asking Questions, and Making Comparisons What Is Critical Thinking? Asking and Answering Questions Comparing and Contrasting Analyzing and Evaluating Evidence Thinking Critically: Arguing with Oneself, Asking Questions, and Comparing-E. E. Cummings's Buffalo Bill 's E. E. Cummings * Buffalo Bill 's A Short-Short Story, and Its Revised Version Raymond Carver * Mine Raymond Carver * Little Things Your Turn: Writing an Argument about Carver's Two Stories Chapter 12 A Brief Guide: Writing about Literature Standing Back: Kinds of Writing Getting Close: Drafting the Essay Generating Ideas Revising a Draft Checklist: Reviewing the Basics Chapter 13 Reading and Writing about Essays Types of Essays The Essayist's Persona Voice Tone Prewriting: Identifying the Topic and Thesis Brent Staples * Black Men and Public Space Summary and Analysis Preparing a Summary Stating the Thesis of an Essay Drafting a Summary Checklist: Getting Ideas for Writing about Essays Your Turn: Essays for Analysis Langston Hughes * Salvation Laura Vanderkam * Hookups Starve the Soul Chapter 14 Reading and Writing about Stories Stories True and False Grace Paley * Samuel Elements of Fiction Plot and Character Foreshadowing Setting and Atmosphere Symbolism Narrative Point of View Style and Point of View Theme Checklist: Getting Ideas for Writing about Stories Your Turn: Stories for Analysis Diana Chang * The Oriental Contingent Gish Jen * Who's Irish? Ron Wallace* Worry Chapter 15 Thinking Critically: A Case Study about Flannery O'Connor Flannery O'Connor * A Good Man Is Hard to Find Flannery O'Connor * Revelation Remarks from 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 On Interpreting A Good Man Is Hard to Find A Reasonable Use of the Unreasonable Chapter 16 Graphic Ficition*** Letters and Pictures*** Grant Wood * Death on the Ridge Roasd *** Reading an Image: A Short Story Told in One Panel*** Tony Carrillo * F Minus *** A Second Example of 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 *** Chapter 17 Reading and Writing about Plays Types of Plays: Tragedy and Comedy Elements of Drama Theme Plot Gestures Setting Characterization and Motivation Organizing an Analysis of a Character First Draft Revised Draft Checklist: Getting Ideas for Writing Arguments about Plays Thinking about a Filmed Version of a Play Getting Ready to Write Checklist: Writing about a Filmed Play Your Turn: Plays for Analysis Susan Glaspell, Trifles David Ives * Sure Thing*** A Note on Greek Tragedy Sophocles * Oedipus Rex*** Chapter 18 Reading and Writing about Poems Elements of Poetry The Speaker and the Poet Emily Dickinson * I'm Nobody! Who are you? Emily Dickinson * Wild Nights-Wild Nights The Language of Poetry: Diction and Tone William Shakespeare * Sonnet 146 (Poor soul, the center of my sinful earth) Writing about the Speaker Robert Frost * The Telephone Journal Entries Figurative Language William Shakespeare * Sonnet 130 (My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun) Dana Gioia * Money Robert Frost * The Hardship of Accounting Anonymous * Thirty Days Hath September Imagery and Symbolism Edmund Waller * Song (Go, lovely rose) William Blake * The Sick Rose Linda Pastan * Jump Cabling Verbal Irony and Paradox Structure Robert Herrick * Upon Julia's Clothes A Sample Essay by a Student: Herrick's Julia, Julia's Herrick The Argument Analyzed Explication An Example William Butler Yeats * The Balloon of the Mind Annotations and Journal Entries A Sample Essay by a Student: Explication of W. B. Yeats's 'The Balloon of the Mind' Checklist: Explication Rhythm and Versification: A Glossary for Reference Meter Patterns of Sound Stanzaic Patterns Billy Collins * Sonnet Blank Verse and Free Verse Checklist: Getting Ideas for Writing Arguments about Poems Your Turn: Poems about People Robert Browning * My Last Duchess E. E. Cummings * anyone lived in a pretty how town Sylvia Plath * Daddy Gwendolyn Brooks * We Real Cool Etheridge Knight * For Malcolm, a Year After Anne Sexton * Her Kind James Wright * Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota Chapter 19 Thinking Critically about Poems: Two Case Studies A Case Study about Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson * I heard a Fly buzz-when I died- Emily Dickinson * The Soul selects her own Society Emily Dickinson * These are the days when Birds come back Emily Dickinson * Papa above! Emily Dickinson * There's a certain Slant of light Emily Dickinson * This World is not Conclusion Emily Dickinson * I got so I could hear his name- Emily Dickinson * Those-dying, then Emily Dickinson * Apparently with no surprise Emily Dickinson * Tell all the Truth but tell it slant A Sample Argument by a Student: Religion and Religious Imagery in Emily Dickinson A Case Study on Comparing Poems and Pictures Word and Image Jane Flanders * Van Gogh's Bed William Carlos Williams * The Great Figure Adrienne Rich * Mourning Picture Cathy Song * Beauty and Sadness Mary Jo Salter * The Rebirth of Venus Anne Sexton * The Starry Night W. H. Auden * Musee des Beaux Arts
X. J. Kennedy * Nude Descending a Staircase Greg Pape * American Flamingo Carl Phillips * Luncheon on the Grass John Updike * Before the Mirror Wislawa Szymborska * Brueghel's Two Monkeys A Sample Argument by a Student: Two Ways of Looking at a Starry Night Part III Standing Back: A Thematic Anthology Chapter 20 The World Around Us Essays Louise Erdrich, Ringo's Gold*** BIll McKibben * Now or Never Stories Aesop * The Ant and the Grasshopper Aesop * The North Wind and the Sun Jack London * To Build a Fire Sarah Orne Jewett * A White Heron Patricia Grace* Butterflies*** Poems Matthew Arnold * In Harmony with Nature Thomas Hardy * Transformations John Keats * To Autumn Gerard Manley Hopkins * God's Grandeur Walt Whitman * A Noiseless Patient Spider Emily Dickinson * Nature is what we see Emily Dickinson * A narrow Fellow in the Grass Joy Harjo * Vision *** Mary Oliver * The Black Walnut Tree*** Kay Ryan * Turtle *** Thinking Critically: Case Study about Robert Frost Robert Frost * The Pasture Robert Frost * Mowing Robert Frost * The Wood-Pile Robert Frost * The Oven Bird Robert Frost * The Need of Being Versed in Country Things Robert Frost * The Most of It Robert Frost * Design Robert Frost on Poetry Robert Frost * The Figure a Poem Makes Chapter 21 Journeys Essays Joan Didion * On Going Home Montesquieu * Persian Letters Stories Nathaniel Hawthorne * Young Goodman Brown Eudora Welty * A Worn Path Toni Cade Bambara * The Lesson Amy Hempel * Today Will Be a Quiet Day James Joyce * Eveline Poems John Keats * On First Looking into Chapman's Homer Percy Bysshe Shelley * Ozymandias Alfred, Lord Tennyson * Ulysses Countee Cullen * Incident William Stafford * Traveling Through the Dark Adrienne Rich * Diving into the Wreck Derek Walcott * A Far Cry from Africa Sherman Alexie * On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City William Butler Yeats * Sailing to Byzantium Christina Rossetti * Uphill Emily Dickinson * Because I could not stop for Death A. E. Housman * To an Athlete Dying Young A Note on Spirituals*** Anonymous * Swing Low, Sweet Chariot*** Anonymous * Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel*** Chapter 22 Love and Hate Essay Judith Ortiz Cofer * I Fell in Love, or My Hormones Awakened Stories Ernest Hemingway * Cat in the Rain A Student's Notes and Journal Entries on Cat in the Rain Asking Questions about a Story A Sample Essay by a Student: Hemingway's American Wife A Second Example: An Essay Drawing on Related Material in the Chapter A Sample Essay by a Student: Hemingway's Unhappy Lovers Zora Neale Hurston * Sweat Raymond Carver * Cathedral Poems Anonymous * Western Wind Christopher Marlowe * The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Sir Walter Raleigh * The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd John Donne * The Bait 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) John Donne * A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Andrew Marvell * To His Coy Mistress Edna St. Vincent Millay * Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink Robert Frost * The Silken Tent Robert Pack * The Frog Prince Nikki Giovanni * Love in Place Play Terrence McNally * Andre's Mother Chapter 23 Making Men and Women Essays Steven Doloff * The Opposite Sex Gretel Ehrlich * About Men Stories Charlotte Perkins Gilman * The Yellow Wallpaper Richard Wright * The Man Who Was Almost a Man John Updike * Oliver's Evolution *** Poems Anonymous * What Are Little Boys Made Of Anonymous * Higamus, Hogamus Dorothy Parker * General Review of the Sex Situation Louise Bogan * Women Rita Dove * Daystar Theodore Roethke * My Papa's Waltz Sharon Olds * Rites of Passage Frank O'Hara * Homosexuality Julia Alvarez * Woman's Work Marge Piercy * Barbie Doll Play Henrik Ibsen * A Doll's House Chapter 24 Innocence and Experience Essay George Orwell * Shooting an Elephant Stories Hans Christian Andersen * The Emperor's New Clothes James Joyce * Araby Isaac Bashevis Singer * The Son from America Ha Jin * Love in the Air*** ZZ Packer * Brownies*** Poems William Blake * Infant Joy William Blake * Infant Sorrow William Blake * The Echoing Green William Blake * The Lamb William Blake * The Tyger Gerard Manley Hopkins * Spring and Fall E. E. Cummings * in Just- Louise Gluck * The School Children Louise Gluck * Gretel in Darkness Linda Pastan * Ethics Play Thinking Critically: A Case Study about Shakespeare's Hamlet A Note on the Elizabethan Theater A Note on Hamlet on the Stage A Note on the Text of Hamlet William Shakespeare * The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Criticism Anne Barton * The Promulgation of Confusion Stanley Wells * On the First Soliloquy Elaine Showalter * Representing Ophelia Bernice W. Kliman * The BBC Hamlet: A Television Production Will Saretta * Branagh's Film of Hamlet Chapter 25 All in a Day's Work*** Essays Barbara Ehrenreich * Wal-Mart Orientation Program*** Stories Stop Me If You've Heard This One: Jokes about Lines of Work*** Jokes as Short Stories*** The Role of Stereotypes*** Four Doctors Went Hunting*** A Businessman Interviewed Job Candidates*** The Absent-Minded Professor*** An American Businessman in Mexico*** Two New Yorkers on Vacation Are Hunting in Maine*** The Detective and the Logical Doctor*** The Heart Surgeon and the Mechanic*** The Rich Businessman at the Business School Commencement*** Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm * Mother Holle*** Will Eisner * The Day I Became a Professional*** Daniel Orozco Orientation John Updike * A & P Lorrie Moore How to Become a Writer Poems William Wordsworth * The Solitary Reaper Walt Whitman * I hear America Singing Carl Sandburg * Chicago Gary Snyder * Hay for the Horses Robert Hayden * Those Winter Sundays Seamus Heaney * Digging Marge Piercy * To be of use Marge Piercy * The Secretary Chant John Updike * Ex-Basketball Player Plays Jane Martin* Rodeo Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman*** Chapter 26 Identity in America Essays Anna Lisa Raya * It's Hard Enough Being Me Andrew Lam * Who Will Light Incense When Mother's Gone? Stories Amy Tan * Two Kinds Alice Walker * Everyday Use Poems Emma Lazarus * The New Colossus Thomas Bailey Aldrich * The Unguarded Gates Joseph Bruchac III * Ellis Island Aurora Levins Morales * Child of the Americas Gloria Anzaldua * To Live in the Borderlands Means You Jimmy Santiago Baca * So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans Langston Hughes * Theme for English B Pat Parker * For the White Person Who Wants to Know How to be my friend Mitsuye Yamada * To the Lady Nila northSun * Moving Camp Too Far Plays Luis Valdez * Los Vendidos Lorraine Hansberry * A Raisin in the Sun Chapter 27 American Dreams and Nightmares Essays Chief Seattle * My People Elizabeth Cady Stanton * Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions Abraham Lincoln*Address at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery*** Studs Terkel * Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dream Stories Kurt Vonnegut Jr. * Harrison Bergeron Langston Hughes * One Friday Morning William Carlos Williams * The Use of Force Shirley Jackson * The Lottery Grace Paley * A Man Told Me the Story of His Life Tim O'Brien * The Things They Carried Sherman Alexie * The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven*** Amy Sterling Casil *Perfect Stranger*** Ralph Ellison *Battle Royal Poems Robert Hayden * Frederick Douglass Lorna Dee Cervantes * Refugee Ship Edwin Arlington Robinson * Richard Cory W. H. Auden * The Unknown Citizen Allen Ginsberg * A Supermarket in California Marge Piercy * What's that Smell in the Kitchen? Yusef Komunyakaa * Facing It Billy Collins * The Names Gwendolyn Brooks * The Bean Eaters Dorothy Parker * Resume Plays Tennessee Williams * The Glass Menagerie Chapter 28 Law and Disorder Essays Zora Neale Hurston * A Conflict of Interest Martin Luther King Jr. * Letter from Birmingham Jail Stories Chinua Achebe*Civil Peace Elizabeth Bishop * The Hanging of the Mouse Ursula K. Le Guin * The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas William Faulkner * Barn Burning Tobias Woolf*Powder Poems Anonymous * Birmingham Jail A. E. Housman * The Carpenter's Son A. E. Housman * Oh who is that young sinner Claude McKay * If We Must Die Jimmy Santiago Baca * Cloudy Day Carolyn Forche * The Colonel Plays Billy Goda* No Crime*** Sophocles*Antigone Chapter 29 Worlds beyond Worlds*** Essay Stephen King * Why We Crave Horror Movies*** Stories Elizabeth Bowen*The Demon Lover*** Gabriel Garcia-Marquez* A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Arthur C. Clarke*Nine Billion Names of God Poems A Note on Ballads*** Anonymous*The Demon Lover*** Anonymous*The Wife of Usher's Well*** John Keats* La belle dame sans merci A. E. Housman* Is my team ploughing*** Appendix A Writing about Literature: An Overview of Critical Strategies Appendix B Remarks About Manuscript Form Appendix C How Much Do You Know about Citing Sources? A Quiz with Answers Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines Index of Terms