introduction to literature
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1. Creating Art - After completing the required readings for this week, discuss how you see the theme of creating art developing in the different stories and poems. What did you learn about the human impulse to create? Give examples from one of the stories and at least two of the poems that you think influenced this theme.
2. Literature and Life - After completing the required readings for this week, what connections have you made between literature and everyday life? Use examples and quotes to support your thoughts from at least three of the readings.
Stories: Stephen Crane - "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" or Raymond Carver "Cathedral"
Poems: Emily Dickinson - "I died for Beauty", "I dwell in Possibility", "I heard a fly buzz", "I reckon when I count at all", "Tell all the Truth but tell it slant", or "This was a Poet".
Theme - The Creating Process
• Sherman Alexie – "Indian Education," p.320
• Stephen Crane – The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" p.482
• Jamaica Kincaid – "Girl," p. 397
• Emily Dickinson – "This was a Poet," p.925
• Alexander Pope – "The Universe," p.823
• Ferlingetti – "Constantly Risking Absurdity," p.1106
DiYanni, R. (2007). Literature, reading fiction, poetry, and drama (Ashford Custom 6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 0073252115
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Poems: Emily Dickinson - "I died for Beauty", "I dwell in Possibility",
how do they relate.