Literature to go

Drawn from our best-selling anthology The Compact Bedford Introduction to lớn Literature, Literature to lớn Go is a brief and inexpensive collection of stories, poems, và plays accompanied by thorough critical reading and writing tư vấn. With literature from many periods, cultures, và diverse...

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Drawn from our best-selling anthology The Compact Bedford Introduction to lớn Literature, Literature to Go is a brief and inexpensive sầu collection of stories, poems, & plays accompanied by thorough critical reading & writing tư vấn. With literature from many periods, cultures, and diverse voices, the book is also a complete guide lớn cthất bại reading, critical thinking, và thoughtful writing about literature. The fourth edition features 132 new, carefully chosen stories, poems, and plays—continuing the anthology’s mission to lớn present literature as a living, changing art form.

A brief anthology of the literature you love to teach—with the critical thinking, reading, and writing tư vấn your students need.

Drawn from our best-selling anthology The Compact Bedford Introduction to lớn Literature, Literature lớn Go is a brief and inexpensive collection of stories, poems, and plays accompanied by thorough critical reading và writing support. With literature from many periods, cultures, and diverse voices, the book is also a complete guide lớn cđại bại reading, critical thinking, and thoughtful writing about literature. The fourth edition features 132 new, carefully chosen stories, poems, & plays—continuing the anthology’s mission khổng lồ present literature as a living, changing art form.

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An essential collection of literature that reflects the classic canon — and the new. Among mỏi the 36 stories, 227 poems, and 8 plays you’ll see the master works you love to lớn teach, along with many newer, critically acclaimed selections that students love khổng lồ read. Works by Baldwin, Dickinson, và Shakespeare appear alongside those by Jhumpa Lahiri, Kwame Dawes, & Paula Vogel.Brief and inexpensive. At approximately 1,000 pages—shorter than other comparable anthologies—và value-priced, Literature to Go is a sensible choice for instructors and students who want a brief, affordable anthology. An e-book option offers additional savings và flexibility.Surprisingly full coverage of reading và writing. Student-friendly coverage of the elements of literature and three sample cthua thảm readings Mã Sản Phẩm the kind of critical reading that is the foundation of academic writing about literature. Three robust chapters discuss every step of the writing process và a generous selection of current MLA-style student papers, including a paper-in-progress, mã sản phẩm techniques for analyzing and arguing about literature. Hundreds of assignments throughout the text offer many occasions for writing.Many options for teaching. Chapters on the literary elements help students underst&, read, and write about literature, and case studies on major authors, including Flannery O’Connor & Emily Dickinson, reveal writers as real people & literature as a living art form. An in-depth chapter on poet Billy Collins, created with the poet himself, features his work và reflective sầu essays that he wrote exclusively for Michael Meyer and D. Quentin Miller’s anthologies. And throughout the book, literature is brought khổng lồ life through vivid cultural images & documents, critical perspectives, & themes that students will respond to lớn.
24 stories, 103 poems, and 4 plays are new. These works represent canonical và contemporary literature. Complementing the addition of several classic literary works—including Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” & Dorothy Parker’s “One Perfect Rose”— are numerous stories, poems, & plays not frequently anthologized. The stories, poems, và plays new khổng lồ this edition are a rich collection of traditional & contemporary literature — works that will make classroom discussion come alive. They include:Stories by George Saunders (“I Can Speak ™”) and Ursula LeGuin (“The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”)Poems by Major Jackson (“Autumn Landscape”) and Louise Glüông xã (“Celestial Music”)Plays by Lynn Nottage (POOF!) & David Auburn (Proof).A case study on tuy vậy lyrics as poetry. Lyrics by a variety of artists whose work holds a significant place in our culture— from Woody Guthrie to Joni Mitchell lớn Janelle Monae—are featured. Students will find this chapter lớn be a compelling entry point into appreciating and analyzing verse, và they will explore how, from social prothử nghiệm anthems to rock lớn hip-hop, artists find new và exciting ways to lớn manipulate language—exploiting its nuances, playing with its sound qualities, và creating metrical principles that are guided by the melodies that drive sầu it. A case study of poems on the natural world. This chapter offers literature as rich, varied, và often personal as the subject itself— with such works as Gail White’s “Dead Armadillos” (on beauty, scarđô thị, & what we choose to lớn save) và Dave sầu Lucas’s “November” (a vivid description of how quickly and dramatically our surroundings can change).Reimagined and up-to-date tư vấn for critical thinking, reading, và writing. Three streamlined chapters appear at the kết thúc of the book. The accessible, relatable, & realistic advice in these chapters gives students the help they need lớn write thoughtfully & critically about literature. In one convenient place, students will find thorough coverage of critical strategies for reading, reading & the writing process broken out by genre (including a sample paper in progress), và detailed support for writing literary retìm kiếm papers.
"If a colleague was looking for an interesting, diverse anthology to lớn use in an introduction to lớn literature course, I would most definitely recommkết thúc they consider Literature to lớn Go." —Stephanie Maenhardt, Salternative text Lake Community College

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*New to the 4th Edition Preface for InstructorsIntroductionFictionThe Elements of Fiction1. Reading FictionReading Fiction ResponsivelyKate Chopin, “The Story of an Hour”A SAMPLE CLOSE READING: An Annotated Section of “The Story of An Hour”A SAMPLE STUDENT RESPONSE: Differences in Responses to lớn Kate Chopin’s“The Story of an Hour”Explorations and FormulasA Comparison of Two Stories*Grace Paley, “Wants”*Judith Ortiz Cofer, “Volar”2. Plot*T.C. Boyle, “The Hit Man”William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily”A SAMPLE CLOSE READING: An Annotated Section of “A Rose for Emily”A SAMPLE STUDENT RESPONSE: Conflict in the Plot of William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”*Joyce Carol Oates, “Tick”3. Character*Tobias Wolff, “Powder”*Xu Xi, “Famine”*James Baldwin, “Sonny’s Blues”4. SettingErnest Hemingway, “Soldier’s Home”PERSPECTIVE: Ernest Hemingway, “On What Every Writer Needs”*Ursula LeGuin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”*Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”5. Point of ViewThird-Person & First-Person NarratorsJohn Updike, “A & P”*Manuel Muñoz, “Zigzagger”Maggie Mitchell, “It Would Be Different If” 6. Symbolism*Louise Erdrich, “The Red Convertible”*Cynthia Ozichồng, “The Shawl”*A SAMPLE STUDENT RESPONSE: On Cynthia Ozick’s “The Shawl”*Ann Beattie, “Janus”7. Theme*Shirley Jackson, “The Lottery”*Edgar Allen Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado”*Zora Neale Hurston, “Sweat”8. Style, Tone, and IronyRaymond Carver, “Popular Mechanics”A SAMPLE STUDENT RESPONSE: The Minimamenu Style of Raymond Carver’s “Popular Mechanics”*George Saunders, “I Can Speak ™”Mark Twain, “The Story of the Good Little Boy”Fiction in Depth9. A Study of Flannery O’ConnorA Brief Biography và IntroductionFlannery O’Connor:“A Good Man is Hard lớn Find”*“Good Country People”*“Revelation”PERSPECTIVESFlannery O’Connor, “On the Use of Exaggeration và Distortion”Josephine Hendin, “On O’Connor’s Refusal to ‘Do Pretty’”Claire Katz, “The Function of Violence in O’Connor’s Fiction”TIME Magazine, “On A Good Man is Hard lớn Find & Other Stories”10. A Collection of Stories*John Cheever, “The Enormous Radio”*Edwidge Danticat, “The Missing Peace”Dagoberlớn Gilb, “Love in L.A.”James Joyce, “Eveline”Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl”*Jhumpa Lahiri, “Sexy”*ZZ Packer, “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere”Annie Proulx, “55 Miles lớn the Gas Pump”*Kurt Vonnegut, “Happy Birthday, 1951”PoetryThe Elements of Poetry11. Reading PoetryReading Poetry ResponsivelyLisa Parker, “Snapping Beans”Robert Hayden, “Those Winter Sundays”John Updike, “Dog’s Death”The Pleasure of Words*Gregory Corso: “I am 25”Robert Francis, “Catch”A SAMPLE STUDENT ANALYSIS: Tossing Metaphors in Robert Francis’s “Catch”Poetic Definitions of Poetry*Marianne Moore, “Poetry”Billy Collins, “Introduction to Poetry”Ruth Forman, “Poetry Should Ride the Bus”*Charles Bukowski, “A Poem is a City”Philip Larkin, “A Study of Reading Habits”Robert Morgan, “Mountain Graveyard”e.e. Cummings, “l(a”Anonymous, “Western Wind”Regina Barreca, “Nighttime Fires”Recurrent Poetic Figures: Five sầu Ways of Looking at Roses*Robert Burns, “A Red, Red Rose”*Edmund Waller, “Go, Lovely Rose”*William Blake, “The Sichồng Rose”*Dorothy Parker, “One Perfect Rose”*H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), “Sea Rose”Poems for Further StudyMary Oliver, “The Poet with His Face in His Hands”Alberto lớn Ríos, “Seniors”Robert Frost, “Design”Edgar Allan Poe, “Sonnet – To Science”Cornelius Eady, “The Supremes”12. Word Choice, Word Order, & ToneWord choiceDictionDenotations & ConnotationsRandall Jarrell, “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner”Word OrderTone*Marilyn Nelson, “How I Discovered Poetry”Katharyn Howd Machan, “Hazel Tells LaVerne”A SAMPLE STUDENT RESPONSE: Tone in Katharyn Howd Machan’s “Hazel Tells Laverne”Martin Espada, “Latin Night at the Pawnshop”*Jonathan Swift, “The Character of Sir Robert Walpole”Diction and Tone in Three Love sầu PoemsRobert Herriông chồng, “To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time”Andrew Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress”Ann Lauinger, “Marvell Noir”Poems for Further StudyWalternative text Whitman, “The Dalliance of the Eagles”*Kwame Dawes, “History Lesson at Eight a.m.”Robert Frost, “Out, Out – ”Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”Alice Jones, “The Lungs”Louis Simpson, “In the Suburbs”13. ImagesPoetry’s Appeal to lớn the SensesWilliam Carlos Williams, “Poem”Walt Whitman, “Cavalry Crossing a Ford”David Solway, “Windsurfing”Matthew Arnold, “Dover Beach”Poems for Further StudyAdelaide Crapsey, “November Night”Ruth Fainlight, “Crocuses”William Blake, “London”*Kwame Dawes, “The Habits of Love”Charles Simic, “Fork”Sally Croft, “Home-Baked Bread”14. Figures of SpeechWilliam Shakespeare, From MacbethSimile và MetaphorLangston Hughes, “Harlem”*Jane Kenyon, “The Socks”Anne Bradstreet, “The tác giả to lớn her Book”Other FiguresEdmund Conti, “Pragmatist”Dylan Thomas, “The H& that Signed the Paper”Janice Townley Moore, “To a Wasp”Tajamãng cầu Kovics, “Text Message”Poems for Further StudyWilliam Carlos Williams, “To Waken an Old Lady”Ernest Slyman, “Lightning Bugs”Martin Espada, “The Mexican Cabdriver’s Poem for his Wife, Who Has Left Him”Judy Page Heitzman, “The Schoolroom on the Second Floor of the Knitting Mill”*Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Spring”*Robert Pinsky, “Icicles”Kay Ryan, “Learning”15. Symbol, Allegory, và IronySymbolRobert Frost, “Acquainted With the Night”Allegory*James Baldwin, “Guilt, Desire, & Love”IronyEdwin Arlington Robinson, “Richard Cory”Kenneth Fearing, “Ad”e.e. cummings, “Next To Of Course God America I”Stephen Crane, “A Man Said lớn the Universe”Poems for Further Study*Christimãng cầu Rossetti, “Goblin Market”*Jane Kenyon, “The Thimble”Kevin Pierce, “Proof of Origin”Carl Sandburg, “A Fence”Julio Marzán, “Ethnic Poetry”Mark Halliday, “Graded Paper”Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess”William Blake, “A Poison Tree”16. SoundsListening to lớn PoetryJohn Updike, “Player Piano”Emily Dickinson, “A Bird Came Down the Walk –”A SAMPLE STUDENT RESPONSE: Sound in Emily Dickinson’s “A Bird came down to lớn walk—”RhymeRichard Armour, “Going to Extremes”Robert Southey, from “The Cataract of Lodore”Andrew Hudgins, “The Ice-Cream Truck”Sound and Meaning*Gerard Manley Hopkins, “God’s Grandeur”Poems for Further StudyLewis Carroll, “Jabberwocky”William Heyen, “The Trains”*Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Break, Break, Break”John Donne, “Song”Kay Ryan, “Dew”Robert Francis, “The Pitcher”Helen Chasin, “The Word Plum”*Major Jackson, “Autumn Landscape”17. Patterns of RhythmSome Principles of MeterWalt Whitman, from “Song of the Open Road”William Wordsworth, “My Heart Leaps Up”Suggestions for Scanning a PoemTimothy Steele, “Waiting for the Storm”A SAMPLE STUDENT RESPONSE: The Rhythm of Anticipation in Timothy Steele’s “Waiting for the Storm”William Butler Yeats, “That the Night Come”Poems for Further StudyJohn Maloney, “Good!”Alice Jones, “The Foot”Robert Herrichồng, “Delight in Disorder”e.e. cummings, “O Sweet Spontaneous”William Blake, “The Lamb”William Blake, “The Tyger”Robert Frost, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening”*Langston Hughes, “The Weary Blues”Gwendolyn Brooks, “We Real Cool”18. Poetic FormsSome Common Poetic FormsA.E. Housman, “Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now”Robert Herriông xã, “Upon Julia’s Clothes”SonnetJohn Keats, “On First Looking Inkhổng lồ Chapman’s Homer”William Shakespeare, “Shall I Compare Thee khổng lồ a Summer’s Day?”William Shakespeare, “My Mistress’ Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun”*Countee Cullen, “Yet Do I Marvel”*Mark Jarman, “Unholy Sonnet”R.S. Gwynn, “Shakespearean Sonnet”*Claude McKay, “If We Must Die”VillanelleDylan Thomas, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”SestinaFlorence Cassen Mayers, “All-American Sestina”*Julia Alvarez, “Bilingual Sestina”EpigramSamuel Taylor Coleridge, “What Is an Epigram?”David McCord, “Epitaph on a Waiter”Paul Laurence Dunbar, “Theology”LimerickArthur Henry Reginald Buller, “There was a Young Lady Named Bright”Laurence Perrine, “The Limerick’s Never Averse”HaikuMatsuo Basho, “Under Cherry Trees”Carolyn Kizer, “After Basho”Amy Lowell, “Last Night It Rained”Gary Snyder, “A Dent in a Bucket”Ghazal*Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, “Ghazal 4”*Patricia Smith, “Hip Hop Ghazal”ElegyBen Jonson, “On My First Son”*Kate Hanson Foster, “Elegy of Color”OdeAlexander Pope, “Ode on Solitude”John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn”ParodyBlanđậy Farley, “The Lover Not Taken”Joan Murray, “We Old Dudes”Picture PoemMichael McFee, “In Medias Res”PERSPECTIVE: Elaine Mitchell, “Form”19. Open Form Walt Whitman, from “I Sing the Body Electric”A SAMPLE STUDENT RESPONSE: The Power nguồn of Walt Whitman’s mở cửa Form Poem “I Sing the Body Electric”*Reginald Shepherd, “Self Portrait Surviving Spring”David Shumate, “Shooting the Horse”*Major Jackson, “The Chase”Natasha Trethewey, “On Captivity”Julio Marzán, “The Translator at the Reception for Latin American Writers”Charles Harper Webb, “Descent”Anonymous, “The Frog”David Hernandez, “All-American”FOUND POEM: Donald Justice, “Order in the Streets”Poetry in Depthđôi mươi. A Study of Emily DickinsonA Brief BiographyAn Introduction lớn Her WorkEmily Dickinson:*“If I can Stop One Heart from Breaking”*“If I Shouldn’t Be Alive”*“To Make a Prairie It Takes a Clover & One Bee”*“Success is Counted Sweetest”*“Water, is Taught by Thirst”*“Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers” (1861 version)*“Portraits Are lớn Daily Faces”*“Some Keep the Sabbath Going to lớn Church”*“I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed”*“‘Heaven’ Is What I Cannot Reach”*“I Like a Look of Agony”“Wild Nights – Wild Nights!”*“The Soul Selects Her Own Society”“Much Madness Is Divinest Sense”*“I Dwell In Possibility”“I Heard a Fly Buzz – When I Died”*“Because I Could Not Stop for Death”“Tell All the Truth But Tell It Slant”PERSPECTIVES ON EMILY DICKINSON*Emily Dickinson, “A Description of Herself”*Thomas Wentworth Higgonson, “On Meeting Dickinson for the First Time”*Mabel Loomis Todd, “The Character of Amherst”*Richard Wilbur, On Dickinson’s Sense of Privation”*Sandra M. Gilbert và Susan Gubar, “On Dickinson’s White Dress”*Paula Bennett, “On ‘I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—’”*Martha Nell Smith, “On ‘Because I could not stop for Death’”A Sample In-Depth StudyEmily Dickinson:*“‘Faith’ is a fine invention”*“I know that He exists”*“I never saw a Moor”*“Apparently with no surprise”*A SAMPLE STUDENT PAPER: Religious Faith in Four Poems by Emily DickinsonSUGGESTED TOPICS FOR LONGER PAPERS21. A Study of Billy Collins: The tác giả Reflects on Three PoemsA Brief Biography and Introduction to His WorkINTRODUCTION: Billy Collins, “How Do Poems Travel?”POEM: Billy Collins, “Questions About Angels”ESSAY: Billy Collins, “On Writing ‘Questions About Angels’”POEM: Billy Collins, “Litany”ESSAY: Billy Collins, “On Writing ‘Litany’”POEM: Billy Collins, “Building With Its Face Blown Off”PERSPECTIVE: Billy Collins, “On ‘Building with Its Face Blown Off’: Michael Meyer Interviews Billy Collins”22. A Case Study: Song Lyrics as Poetry*Anonymous, “Lord Randal”*Frederic Weatherly, “Danny Boy”*W.C. Handy, “Beale Street Blues”*Woody Guthrie, “Gypsy Davy”*Hank Williams, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”*Bob Dylan, “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”*Bob Dylan, “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)”*John Lennon and Paul McCartney, “I Am the Walrus”*Van Morrison, “Astral Weeks”*Joni Mitchell, “Cold Blue Steel & Sweet Fire”Bruce Springsteen, “You’re Missing”*Janelle Monae, Americans23. A Thematic Case Study: The Natural World*J. Estanislao Lopez, “Meditation on Beauty”*Jane Hirschfield, “Optimism”*Wendell Berry, “The Peace of Wild Things”*Gail White, “Dead Armadillos”*Dave sầu Lucas, “November”*Walternative text McDonald, “Coming Across It”Alden Nowlan, “The Bull Moose”*Kay Ryan, “Turtle”*Allen Ginsburg, “Sunflower Sutra”*Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese”*Sylvia Plath, “Pheasant”SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR LONGER PAPERSA Collection of Poems24. Poems for Further Reading*Margaret Atwood, “Owl Song”*Charles Baudelaire, “A Carrion”*William Blake, “Infant Sorrow”*Anne Bradstreet, “Before the Birth of One of Her Children”*Emily Brontë, “Stars”Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “How Do I Love sầu Thee? Let Me Count the Ways”*Michelle Cliff, “The Land of Look Behind”*Gregory Corso, “Marriage”*Bei Dao, “Notes from the City of the Sun”*John Donne, “The Flea”T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”*Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “Constantly Risking Absurdity”*Robert Frost, “Mending Wall”*Louise Glück, “Celestial Music”*Seamus Heaney, “Personal Helicon”*Brionne Janae, “Alternative sầu Facts”*John Keats, “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to lớn Be”*Philip Larkin, “Sad Steps”Emma Lazarus, “The New Colossus”*Robert Lowell, “Skunk Hour”*Naomày Shihab Nye, “To Manage”*Edgar Allan Poe, “Annabelle Lee”Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias”*Stevie Smith, “Not Waving But Drowning”*Wallace Stevens, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”*Jonathan Swift, “A Description of the Morning”Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Ulysses”*Natasha Trethewey, “Incident”*Phillis Wheatley, “To S.M., a young African Painter, on seeing his Works”Walt Whitman, “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer”*William Wordsworth, “I wandered lonely as a cloud”William Butler Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”DramaThe Study of Drama25. Reading Drama Reading Drama ResponsivelySusan Glaspell, TriflesA SAMPLE CLOSE READING: An Annotated Section of TriflesElements of Drama*Lynn Nottage, POOF!26. A Study of SophoclesTheatrical Conventions of Greek DramaTragedySophocles, Oedipus the King (trans. by David Grene)27. A Study of William ShakespeareShakespeare’s TheaterThe Range of Shakespeare’s Drama: History, Comedy, và TragedyA Note on Reading ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare, Othello, the Moor of VeniceSUGGESTED TOPICS FOR LONGER PAPERS28. Henrik Ibsen and Modern DramaRealismTheatrical Conventions of Modern DramaHenrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House (trans. R. Farquharson Sharp)29. Plays for Further Reading*David Auburn, Proof*Paula Vogel, How I Learned to lớn Drive*Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest30. Critical Strategies for ReadingCritical ThinkingFormadanh mục StrategiesBiographical StrategiesGender StrategiesMythological StrategiesReader-Response StrategiesDeconstructionist Strategies31. Writing about LiteratureWhy Am I Being Asked lớn Do This?From Reading and Discussion khổng lồ WritingPrewritingArguing about LiteratureWritingRevising and EditingWriting about Fiction, Poetry, & DramaWriting about FictionWriting about PoetryThe Elements TogetherOrganizing Your ThoughtsThe Elements & ThemeWriting about Drama32. The Literary Research Paper Finding SourcesEvaluating Sources & Taking NotesDeveloping a Draft, Integrating Sources, and Organizing the PaperDocumenting Sources và Avoiding Plagiarism

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