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Prose

Franz Kafka once wrote "Literature is the axe for the frozen sea within us." Investigate how these prose selections' various themes, voices, styles, diction, and literary devices act as "the axe." How can we evaluate whether each "attack" is successful? Is "success" even a reliable or useful yardstick for prose?

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The Moonstone, Chapter 8 (Wilkie Collins)Free

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Phase 3, Chapter 16 (Thomas Hardy)Free

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Sophistication (Sherwood Anderson)Free

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Girl (Jamaica Kincaid)

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The Known World, Chapter 1 (Edward P. Jones)

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Story of the Door (Robert Louis Stevenson)

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Henry Jekyll's Full Statement

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Dracula, Chapter 1 (Bram Stoker)

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The Shades of Spring (D.H. Lawrence)

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Paul's Case (Willa Cather)

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The Pupil (Henry James)

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Blue Winds Dancing (Thomas Whitecloud)

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Everyday Use (Alice Walker)

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The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)

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The Life You Save May Be Your Own (Flannery O'Connor)

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Enemies (from The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien)

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Poetry

Robert Frost once said that “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” As you read these selections — which range from ancient to modern, structured to free-verse — ask yourself how the poet indicates, through words, structure, meter, form, or imagery, where the poem "began"....and where it ends.

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Thou Blind Man's Mark (Sir Philip Sidney)

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A Lecture Upon A Shadow (John Donne)

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Barren Woman (Sylvia Plath)

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The Black Walnut Tree (Mary Oliver)

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The Bistro Styx (Rita Dove)

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As I Walked Out One Evening (W.H. Auden)

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Spring (Gerard Manley Hopkins)

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Death of a Toad (Richard Wilbur)

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The Centaur (May Swenson)

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Sonnet 73 (William Shakespeare)

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Superfluous Woman (Vera Brittain)

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The Sun Rising (John Donne)

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How Lonesome the Wind Must Feel Nights (Emily Dickinson)

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Birches (Robert Frost)

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Mid-term Break (Seamus Heaney)

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Dark August (Derek Walcott)

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Kitchenette Building (Gwendolyn Brooks)

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One Art (Elizabeth Bishop)

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The Colonel (Carolyn Forché)

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Jessie Mitchell's Mother (Gwendolyn Brooks)

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Paradise Lost, Book IV (John Milton)

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Drama

From its earliest days in the Greek amphitheater, drama was meant to be performed rather than written. Yet it is possible to conduct a thorough investigation into how drama functions on the page by noting the structure, the literary devices, and the myriad subtle ways in which the playwright characterizes the cast.

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Antigone, Episode 2 (Sophocles)

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Hamlet 1.2, Part 1 (William Shakespeare)

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A Doll's House, Act 3 (Henrik Ibsen)

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Trifles (Susan Glaspell)

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The Tempest 1.1 (William Shakespeare)

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The Tempest 3.3 (William Shakespeare)

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Oedipus at Colonus, Episode 4 (Sophocles)

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Hamlet 3.3 (William Shakespeare)

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A Raisin in the Sun 2.3 (Lorraine Hansberry)

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Coriolanus 4.5 (William Shakespeare)

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Act 2 (Tom Stoppard)

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Love's Labor's Lost, 1.1 (William Shakespeare)

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Hamlet 1.2, Part 2 (William Shakespeare)

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