Holt Elements of Literature Fifth Course
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Native American Literature
(The Sun Still Rises in the Same Sky, The Sky Tree, The Earth Only, from The House Made of Dawn, Coyote Finishes His Work)
from Of Plymouth Plantation, by William Bradford (p. 1-5) (p. 6-7)
from A Narrative of Captivity, by Mary Rowlandson
from The History of the Dividing Line, by William Byrd
from The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano (p. 1-5) (p. 6-9)
Here Follow Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House, July 10, 1666, by Anne Bradstreet
Huswifery, by Edward Taylor
from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, by Jonathan Edwards
from The Autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin (p. 1-5) (p. 6-10)
Speech to the Virginia Convention, by Patrick Henry
from The Crisis, No. 1, by Thomas Paine
from The Autobiography: The Declaration of Independence, by Thomas Jefferson
Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irving (p. 1-5) (p. 6-10) (p. 11-15) (p. 16-20) (p. 21-22)
Thanatopsis, by William Cullen Bryant
The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls / The Cross of Snow, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
from Snowbound: A Winter Idyll, by Jon Greenleaf Whittier
The Chambered Nautilus, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Old Ironsides, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
from Nature, by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self Reliance, by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Walden, or Life In The Woods, by Henry David Thoreau
from Resistance to Civil Government, by Henry David Thoreau (p. 1-4) (p. 5-8)
The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe
- Choices for The Fall of the House of Usher.
The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe
The Minister's Black Veil, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Moby Dick Part I, by Herman Melville (p. 1-5) (p. 6-9)
Moby Dick Part II, by Herman Melville (p. 1-5) (p. 6-9)
I Hear America Singing, by Walt Whitman
from Song of Myself, 10, by Walt Whitman
from Song of Myself, 33, by Walt Whitman
from Song of Myself, 52, by Walt Whitman
A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim, by Walt Whitman
Because I Could Not Stop For Death, by Emily Dickinson
Heart! We Will Forget Him, by Emily Dickinson
If You Were Coming In The Fall, by Emily Dickinson
I Heard A Fly Buzz-When I Died, by Emily Dickinson
Slave Narrative of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass
A Pair Of Silk Stockings, by Kate Chopin
Life on the Mississippi, by Mark Twain
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce (p. 1-6) (p. 7-12)
A Mystery of Heroism, by Stephen Crane
To Build a Fire, by Jack London
A Wagner Matinee, by Willa Cather (p. 1-5, p. 6-10)
His Fatherís Earth, by Thomas Wolfe (p. 1-6, p. 6-12)
Design, by Robert Frost
Nothing Gold Can Stay, by Robert Frost
Once By The Pacific, by Robert Frost
Neither Out Far Nor In Deep, by Robert Frost
Birches, by Robert Frost
The Death of a Hired Man, by Robert Frost
Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter, by John Crowe Ransom
- Choices for Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter.
Shine, Perishing Republic, by Robinson Jeffers
- Choices for Shine, Perishing Republic.
Winter Dreams, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (p. 1-5) (p. 6-10) (p. 11-15) (p. 16-20) (p. 21-26)
The Leader of the People, by John Steinbeck (p. 1-6) (p. 7-12) (p. 13-18)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, by James Thurber
The Worn Path, by Eudora Welty (p. 1-5) (p. 6-9)
Richard Cory / Miniver Cheevy, by Edwin Arlington Robinson
- Choices for Richard Cory.
Soldier's Home, by Ernest Hemingway (p. 1-5) (p. 6-9)
The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock, by T. S. Eliot
The Life You Save May Be Your Own (not available online)
from Spoon River Anthology, by Edgar Lee Masters
- Choices for from Spoon River Anthology.
Recuardo, by Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall, by Katherine Anne Porter (p. 1-6) (p. 7-12)
A Rose For Emily, by William Faulkner (p. 1-6) (p. 7-12)
Go Down, Death, by James Weldon Johnson
- Choices for Go Down, Death.
America, by Claude McKay
- Choices for America.
Tableau / Incident, by Countee Cullen
from Dust Tracks on a Road, by Zora Neale Hurston (p. 1-5) (p. 6-9)
The Weary Blues / Harlem, by Langston Hughes
The River Merchant's Wife, by Ezra Pound
Poems by William Carlos Williams
Anecdote of the Jar and Disillusionment of Ten o'clock, by Wallace Stevens
Poetry, by Marianne Moore
Chicago, by Carl Sandburg
Poems by E. E. Cummings
The Crucible, by Arthur Miller (full text not available online).
Making Meanings questions for The Crucible:
- Act One
- Act Two
- Act Three
- Act Four
from Night, by Elie Wiesel (p. 1-7) (p. 8-14)
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner, by Randall Jarrell
A Noiseless Flash, by John Hersey (p. 1-7) (p. 8-14)
For the Union Dead, by Robert Lowell
Game, by Donald Barthelme
Speaking of Courage, by Tim O'Brien (p. 1-5) (p. 6-10)
Monsoon Season, by Yusef Komunyakaa
The Magic Barrel, by Bernard Malamud (p. 1-8) (p. 9-16) (p. 17-22)
Elegy for Jane / Night Journey, by Theodore Roethke
- Choices for Elegy for Jane / Night Journey.
The Beautiful Changes / Boy at the Window, by Richard Wilbur
Auto Wreck, by Karl Shapiro
from Black Boy, by Richard Wright (p. 1-7) (p. 8-15)
Everything Stuck to Him, by Raymond Carver
The Fish, by Elizabeth Bishop
Remember, by Joy Harjo
- Choices for Remember.
The Girl Who Wouldn't Talk, by Maxine Hong Kingston (p. 1-6) (p. 7-11)
Blue Highways, by William Least Heat-Moon (p. 1-7) (p. 8-14)
Son, by John Updike
Daughter of Invention, by Julia Alvarez (p. 1-8) (p. 9-15)
The Bells / Young, by Anne Sexton
from The Way to Rainy Mountain, by N. Scott Momaday
from In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, by Alice Walker
from Rules of the Game, by Amy Tan (p. 1-6) (p. 7-12)
What For, by Garrett Hongo
New African, by Andrea Lee (p. 1-9) (p. 10-17)
Mirror / Mushrooms, by Sylvia Plath
- Choices for Mirror / Mushrooms.
The Lifeguard, by James Dickey
Straw Into Gold, by Sandra Cisneros
The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica, by Judith Ortiz Cofer
The Satisfaction Coal Company, by Rita Dove