1. Introduction: Reading, Responding, and Writing About Literature. The Necklace, Guy de Maupassant. 2. Fiction: An Overview. The Widow of Ephesus, Gaius Petronius. A & P, John Updike. Everyday Use, Alice Walker. Taking Care, Joy Williams. 3. Plot and Structure: The Development and Organization of Stories. The Blue Hotel, Stephen Crane. A Worn Path, Eudora Welty. Blue Winds Dancing, Tom Whitecloud. 4. Characters: The People in Fiction. Paul's Case, Willa Cather. Barn Burning, William Faulkner. A Jury of Her Peers, Susan Glaspell. The Greatest Man in the World, James Thurber. 5. Setting: The Background of Place, Objects and Culture in Stories. The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros. The Portable Phonograph, Walter Van Tilburg Clark. The Shawl Cynthia Ozick. The Masque of the Red Death, Edgar Allan Poe. 6. Point of View: The Position and Stance of the Narrator or Speaker. I'm a Fool, Sherwood Anderson. The Lottery, Shirley Jackson. Miss Brill, Katherine Mansfield. Meneseteung, Alice Munro. 7. Style: The Words that Tell the Story. Soldier's Home, Ernest Hemingway. The Found Boat, Alice Munro. Luck, Mark Twain. My Father Sits in the Dark, Jerome Weidman. 8. Tone: Attitude and Control in Fiction. Rape Fantasies, Margaret Atwood. The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin. The Chaser, John Collier. The Hammon and the Beans,AméricoParédes. 9. Symbolism and Allegory: Keys to Extended Meaning. The Fox and The Grapes, Aesop. Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Worker in Sandalwood, Marjorie Pickthall. The Parable of the Prodigal Son, The Gospel of St. Luke. The Chrysanthemums, John Steinbeck. 10. Idea or Theme: The Meaning and the Message in Fiction. The Sky Is Gray, Ernest Gaines. Araby, James Joyce. The Horse Dealer's Daughter, D. H. Lawrence 11. Edith Wharton: Selections from a Major American Writer of Fiction. The Angel at the Grave; The Muse's Tragedy; The Other Two; Pomegranate Seed; Roman Fever. 12. A Collection of 34 Additional Stories. The Lesson; Raymond's Run, Toni Cade Bambara. Chickamauga, Ambrose Bierce. Zero Hour, Ray Bradbury. The Season of Divorce, John Cheever. Lady with Lapdog, Anton Chekhov. Before the Firing Squad, John Chioles. All Gone, Stephen Dixon. The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Arthur Conan Doyle. The Curse, Andre Dubus. Battle Royal, Ralph Ellison. The Immaculate Conception of Carson Dupre, Louise Erdrich. Bernice Bobs Her Hair, F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Song of Songs, Ellen Gilchrist. The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The Moment Before the Gun Went Off, Nadine Gordimer. Slave on the Block, Langston Hughes. A Hunger Artist, Franz Kafka. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, Ursula K. LeGuin. The Old Chief Mshlanga, Doris Lessing. A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud, Carson McCullers. Truant, Claude McKay. A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. How to Become a Writer, Lorrie Moore. I Stand Here Ironing, Tillie Olsen. A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Flannery O'Connor. First Confession, Frank O'Connor. Goodbye and Good Luck, Grace Paley. The Jilting of Granny Weatherall, Katherine Anne Porter. The Unfaithful Father, Judith Rossner. Lullaby, Leslie Marmon Silko. Lawns, Mona Simpson. Teenage Wasteland, Anne Tyler. The Man Who Was Almost a Man, Richard Wright.