Look Inside Literature & Composition, 2nd Edition: Chapter 5

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Take a look inside the new edition of Literature & Composition, 2nd Edition! Chapter 5 is the first thematic chapter in Literature & Composition, with the theme "Home & Family."

 

You can take a look at what's inside the chapter here:

5 – Home and Family
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. — Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Central Text
August Wilson, Fences 

Classic Text
Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
 

Texts in Context: The Metamorphosis and the Modernist Vision  
T. S. Eliot, from Tradition and the Individual Talent (nonfiction) 
Otto Dix, The War (painting) 
Robert Burns, A Red, Red Rose and H. D., Sea Rose (poetry) 
Amy Lowell, The Emperor’s Garden (poetry) and A London Thoroughfare, 2 AM (poetry) 
Fernand Leger, La Ville (painting) 
T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (poetry) 
Virginia Woolf, from Mrs. Dalloway (fiction)

Fiction
Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing
Helena Maria Viramontes, The Moths 
Alice Munro, The Progress of Love

Poetry
Ben Jonson, On My First Son 
Anne Bradstreet, Before the Birth of One of Her Children 
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sonnet: On Receiving a Letter Informing Me of the Birth of a Son, 1796
William Wordsworth, We Are Seven 
William Butler Yeats, A Prayer for My Daughter 
Langston Hughes, Mother to Son 
Richard Wilbur, The Writer 
Simon Ortiz, My Father’s Song 
Sharon Olds, Rite of Passage 
Naomi Shihab Nye, My Father and the Fig Tree 
Mary Oliver, Wild Geese 
Michael Afaa Weaver, My Father’s Geography 
Li-Young Lee, The Hammock 
Suzanne Rancourt, Whose Mouth Do I Speak With
Kevin Young, Cousins
Rebecca Hazelton, My Husband

Paired Poems
Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays 
Theodore Roethke, My Papa’s Waltz 

Marilyn Chin, Turtle Soup 
Adrienne Su, Peaches 

Close Reading: Connotation
Suggestions for Writing: Home and Family

 

What are your favorite pieces from this chapter? Have you used them before - how did students like them? Discuss in the comments!

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