introduction to literature

reading list

1. Wednesday, October 6: Father Poems

"My Papa's Waltz" Ted Roethke -- "Those Winter Sundays" Robert Hayden -- "Daddy" Sylvia Plath

2. Monday, October 10: Love Poems

Collection of 3 Poems -- "How Do I love Thee" Elizabeth Barrett Browning-- "My Mistress' Eyes" William Shakespeare

3. Wednesday, October 12: Time Poems

"To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" Robert Herrick -- " To His Coy Mistress" Andrew Marvell -- "Indian Summer" Dorothy Parker

4. Friday, October 14: Robert Frost Poems

"The Road Not Taken" -- "Nothing Gold Can Stay" -- "Mending Wall" -- "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"

5. Monday, October 17: War Poems

"Dulce et Decorum Est" -- "Anthem for Doomed Youth" -- "Naming of Parts" -- "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

6. Wednesday, October 19: War Poems Part 2

Excerpts from Poets Against the War -- Excerpts from Brian Turner's Here, Bullet

7. Friday, October 22: Imagry Poems

"Winter Moon" -- "Gypsy Melodies" -- "The Great Figure" -- "The Red Wheelbarrow" -- "This is Just to Say" -- "In a Station of the Metro" -- "The Piercing Chill I Feel" -- "Tired Sex"

8. Monday, October 24: Sherman Alexie Poems

Collection of Sherman Alexie Poems

9. Wednesday, October 26: Jane Kenyon Poems

Selected Jane Kenyon Poems

9. Friday, October 29: Donald Hall Poems

Selected Donald Hall Poems


Readings for Literary Criticism Paper

Tim O'Brien -- "The Things They Carried

D. H. Lawrence -- "The Rocking Horse Winner"

Leslie Marmon Silko -- "Yellow Woman"

Amy Tan -- "Two Kinds"