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The Heath Introduction to Literature 6th Edition

Alice S. Landy, William Rodney Allen

  • Published
  • 1024 Pages


At about half the length and a much lower price than comparable anthologies, this introductory anthology of short fiction, poetry, and drama is organized by genre and features chapter introductions and a bibliography of film adaptations. Readings have been chosen with an eye toward classic selections and gender balance, while allowing the book to retain the teachability and traditional emphases for which it has long been admired.

Alice S. Landy,

William Rodney Allen, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts

The Bases of Literature
Writing About Literature
Fiction as Narrative
The Art of Narration: Giving Meaning to Action
Anonymous, Clever Manka
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour
The Storytellers
Black Elk, High Horse''s Courting
John Blackamore, Old Boss Wants into Heaven
I.L. Peretz, If Not Higher
The Reporters
Ernest Hemingway, Hills like White Elephants
Kate Chopin, A Pair of Silk Stockings
Eudora Welty, A Worn Path
Joyce Carol Oates, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
First-Person Narratives
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wall-Paper
Grace Paley, The Loudest Voice
Toni Cade Bambara, My Man Bovanne
Judith Ortiz Cofer, Not for Sale
Tales Within Tales
Joseph Conrad, Youth: A Narrative
Mark Twain, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Character Study and Social Commentary
Looking Inward and Outward
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Minister''s Black Veil: A Parable
William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily
Grace Paley, Anxiety
Tillie Olsen, Dream-Vision
Beyond Reality
Edgar Allan Poe, The Man of the Crowd
Gabriel García Márquez, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children
Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron
Mark Twain, from Old Times on the Mississippi
Maya Angelou, from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Michael Herr, from Dispatches
An Anthology of Short Stories
Ambrose Bierce, Chickamauga
D.H. Lawrence, The Rocking-Horse Winner
James Baldwin, Sonny''s Blues
Richard Wright, The Man Who Was Almost a Man
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
John Steinbeck, The Chysanthemums
Flannery O''Conner, A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing
Reading Poetry
Simon Ortiz, And there is always one more story
Leslie Marmon Silko, The Storyteller''s Escape
Anonymous, Sir Patrick Spens
Anonymous, The Cherry-Tree Carol
Anonymous, Get Up and Bar the Door
Dudley Randall, Ballad of Birmingham
Edgar Allan Poe, Annabel Lee
Sterling Brown, Slim in Hell
Elements of Poetry
Repetition and Rhythm
William Shakespeare, It Was a Lover and His Lass
Thomas Hardy, The Ruined Maid
E.E. Cummings, All in green went my love riding
N. Scott Momaday, The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee
Etheridge Knight, Ilu, the Talking Drum
Compression and Verse Forms
Countee Cullen, For a Lady I Know
Gwendolyn Brooks, We Real Cool
Arthur Guiterman, On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness
Marianne Moore, I May, I Might, I Must
Ezra Pound, In a Station of the Metro
Amy Lowell, Wind and Silver
William Carlos Williams, The Dance
William Wordsworth, The World Is Too Much with Us
Emily Dickinson, There''s a Certain Slant of Light
Emily Dickinson, Tell All the Truth but Tell It Slant
Word Choice: Meanings and Suggestions
Emily Dickinson, The Bustle in a House
Emily Dickinson, Because I Could Not Stop for Death
William Wordsworth, She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways
Robert Herrick, Upon Julia''s Clothes
A. E. Housman, With Rue My Heart Is Laden
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Heaven-Haven
Marge Piercy, The Secretary Chant
Ezra Pound, These Fought in Any Case
E. E. Cummings, in Just-
The Speaker in the Poem
The Speaker''s Voice
Theodore Roethke, My Papa''s Waltz
Theodore Roethke, I Knew a Woman
Edna St. Vincent Millay, What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why
Nikki Giovanni, You Are There
Robert Hayden, Mourning Poem for the Queen of Sunday
Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays
Denise Levertov, At David''s Grave
William Butler Yeats, The Folly of Being Comforted
Robert Browning, My Last Duchess
Robert Frost, Birches
Simon Ortiz, Notes for My Child
The Speaker''s Vision
William Wordsworth, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
John Keats, When I Have Fears
Walt Whitman, A Noiseless Patient Spider
William Butler Yeats, The Irish Airman Foresees His Death
Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time
Garrett Hongo, Something Whispered in the Shakuhachi
Protest and Social Comment
Audre Lorde, Power
Joy Harjo, Anchorage
Marge Piercy, Rape Poem
Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est
E. E. Cummings, "next to of course god america i
Adrienne Rich, Hunger
Ishmael Reed, Al Capone in Alaska
Beyond the Speaker: The Double Vision of Irony
Adrienne Rich, Aunt Jennifer''s Tigers
A. E. Housman, When I Was One-and-Twenty
Dorothy Parker, Résumé
W. H. Auden, The Unknown Citizen
Philip Larkin, A Study of Reading Habits
Denise Levertov, Mid-American Tragedy
Similes, Metaphors, and Personification
Walt Whitman, The Dalliance of the Eagles
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Eagle
Langston Hughes, Harlem
John Keats, On First Looking into Chapman''s Homer
Carl Sandburg, Fog
William Wordsworth, Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
Emily Dickinson, I Like to See It Lap the Miles
Emily Dickinson, A Narrow Fellow in the Grass
Nikki Giovanni, Woman
Sylvia Plath, Metaphors
Richard Wilbur, Love Calls Us to the Things of This World
Symbol and Allegory
George Herbert, Love (III)
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Days
Edna St. Vincent Millay, First Fig
Stephen Crane, The Heart
Allen Ginsberg, In back of the real
Langston Hughes, Mother to Son
John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn
William Blake, The Lamb
William Blake, The Tyger
Conceits and Allusions
John Donne, Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness
Anonymous, Sumer Is Icumen In
Ezra Pound, Ancient Music
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
Robert Frost, The Silken Tent
John Donne, The Sun Rising
Sir Philip Sidney, Sonnet 31
Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress
Carolyn Kizer, Food for Love
Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica
Patterns of Imagery
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind
John Keats, Ode to a Nightingale
Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach
William Butler Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium
Dylan Thomas, Fern Hill
Meter and Its Variations
Anonymous (modern version by Ezra Pound), The Seafarer
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Felix Randal
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls
George Herbert, The Collar
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 29
John Milton, On Shakespeare
Rhyme Schemes and Verse Forms
Robert Herrick, The Night-Piece, to Julia
Robert Browning, Home-Thoughts, from Abroad
Sir Thomas Wyatt, They Flee from Me
Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Anonymous, Lord Randal
William Wordsworth, Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
The Sonnet
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116
John Donne, Sonnet 10
John Milton, On His Blindness
Gerard Manley Hopkins, God''s Grandeur
Robert Frost, Design
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink
Wilfred Owen, Anthem for Doomed Youth
E. E. Cummings, the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls
An Anthology of Poems
Anonymous, Western Wind
Christopher Marlowe, The Passionate Sheperd to His Love
Sir Walter Raleigh, The Nymph''s Reply to the Sheperd
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 55
John Donne, Sonnet 7
Edmund Waller, Go, Lovely Rose
Sir John Suckling, The Constant Lover
William Blake, London
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Kubla Khan
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ulysses
Robert Browning, The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed''s Church
Walt Whitman, Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
A. E. Housman, "Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff..."
A. E. Housman, To an Athlete Dying Young
James Weldon Johnson, O Black and Unknown Bards
Wallace Stevens, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
William Butler Yeats, Leda and the Swan
H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), Heat
Marianne Moore, Poetry
T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Archibald MacLeish, Ars Poetica
W. H. Auden, Musée des Beaux Arts
Allen Tate, The Wolves
James Dickey, The Heaven of Animals
Gwendolyn Brooks, The Bean Eaters
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, The pennycandystory beyond the El
Allen Ginsberg, A Supermarket in California
Anne Sexton, Welcome Morning
Ted Hughes, Pike
Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), W.W.
Garrett Hongo, Yellow Light
Sharon Olds, Sex without Love
Reading Drama
Greek Tragedy
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex (an English version by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald)
Sophocles, Antigonê (an English version by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald)
Hamlet and Elizabethan Drama
William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll''s House (a translation by Otto Reinert)
Contemporary Drama
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
Václav Havel, Protest (translated and adapted by Vera Blackwell)
George C. Wolfe, The Colored Museum
Selected Filmography of Movie Adaptions of Plays
Index of Terms
Index of Authors and Titles
Index of First Lines of Poems