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Frustrated by complicated, hard-to-understand readings in class? Can't figure out what the point is? A World of Short Stories, Second Edition, presents you with an accessible, straightforward selection of 20 classic short stories. From authors around the world such as Mark Twain, Chinua Achebe, and Leo Tolstoy, these stories are easier to "get" with their pre-reading questions and vocabulary exercises!

Only in the Second Edition: Four new stories from Kate Chopin, Joseph Bruchac, Mark Twain, and Zora Neale Hurston. A new "How I Use This Book" section illuminates the many ways in which the text may be used and is the answer to the many enthusiastic questions received by the author. New assignments address setting, literary elements and foreshadowing, irony, and symbols. A new "Relationships" category has been added to the table of contents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205617661
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 7/23/2008
  • Series: Literature for College Readers Series Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Intent and/or Tone Contents     xv
Geographic Contents     xvii
Foreword     xix
Preface     xxi
Sample Lesson
Ripe Figs   Kate Chopin     1
Characters and Conflicts     21
The Kiss   Kate Chopin     23
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     23
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     25
Pre-reading Questions     25
"The Kiss"     26
Journal     29
Follow-up Questions     32
Discussion Questions     33
Writing     33
Cranes   Hwang Sunwon     34
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     34
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     36
Pre-reading Questions     36
"Cranes"     37
Journal     42
Follow-up Questions     45
Discussion Questions     46
Writing     46
Yoruba   Migene Gonzalez-Wippler     47
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     47
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     49
Pre-reading Questions     49
"Yoruba"     50
Journal     60
Follow-up Questions     63
Discussion Questions     64
Writing     64
The Beautiful Soul of Don Damian   Juan Bosch     65
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     65
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     67
Pre-reading Questions     67
"The Beautiful Soul of Don Damian"     68
Journal     75
Follow-up Questions     78
Discussion Questions     79
Writing     79
Jovita   Dinah Silveira de Queiroz     81
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     81
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     83
Pre-reading Questions     83
"Jovita"     84
Journal     100
Follow-up Questions     103
Discussion Questions     104
Writing     104
Setting and Props     105
The Hockey Sweater   Roch Carrier     107
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     107
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     109
Pre-reading Questions     109
"The Hockey Sweater"     110
Journal      113
Follow-up Questions     116
Discussion Questions     117
Writing     117
Bone Girl   Joseph Bruchac     118
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     118
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     120
Pre-reading Questions     120
"Bone Girl"     121
Journal     128
Follow-up Questions     131
Discussion Questions     132
Writing     132
Strong Temptations-Strategic Movements-The Innocents Beguiled   Mark Twain     133
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     133
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     135
Pre-reading Questions     135
"Strong Temptations-Strategic Movements-The Innocents Beguiled"     136
Journal     141
Follow-up Questions     144
Discussion Questions     145
Writing     145
It Used to Be Green Once   Patricia Grace     147
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     147
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     149
Pre-reading Questions     149
"It Used to Be Green Once"     150
Journal      155
Follow-up Questions     158
Discussion Questions     159
Writing     159
What's in a Name?   Jialin Peng     160
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     160
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     162
Pre-reading Questions     162
"What's in a Name?"     163
Journal     168
Follow-up Questions     171
Discussion Questions     172
Writing     172
Plot and Foreshadowing     175
Trail of the Green Blazer   R. K. Narayan     176
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     176
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     178
Pre-reading Questions     178
"Trail of the Green Blazer"     179
Journal     184
Follow-up Questions     187
Discussion Questions     188
Writing     188
The Rain Came   Grace Ogot     189
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     189
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     191
Pre-reading Questions     191
"The Rain Came"     192
Journal     201
Follow-up Questions      204
Discussion Questions     205
Writing     205
Bindeh's Gift   R. Sarif Easmon     206
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     206
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     208
Pre-reading Questions     208
"Bindeh's Gift"     209
Journal     219
Follow-up Questions     222
Discussion Questions     223
Writing     223
The Madman   Chinua Achebe     224
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     224
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     226
Pre-reading Questions     226
"The Madman"     227
Journal     234
Follow-up Questions     237
Discussion Questions     238
Writing     238
The Adventure of the Speckled Band   Arthur Conan Doyle     239
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     239
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     241
Pre-reading Questions     241
"The Adventure of the Speckled Band"     242
Journal     264
Follow-up Questions     267
Discussion Questions      268
Writing     268
Irony     271
Ah Bah's Money   Catherine Lim     272
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     272
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     274
Pre-reading Questions     274
"Ah Bah's Money"     275
Journal     279
Follow-up Questions     282
Discussion Questions     283
Writing     283
The Necklace   Guy de Maupassant     284
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     284
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     287
Pre-reading Questions     287
"The Necklace"     288
Journal     296
Follow-up Questions     299
Discussion Questions     300
Writing     300
The Ransom of Red Chief   O. Henry     301
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     301
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     303
Pre-reading Questions     303
"The Ransom of Red Chief"     304
Journal     314
Follow-up Questions     317
Discussion Questions     318
Writing      318
Sweat   Zora Neale Hurston     319
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     319
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     321
Pre-reading Questions     321
"Sweat"     322
Journal     333
Follow-up Questions     336
Discussion Questions     337
Writing     337
God Sees the Truth, but Waits   Leo Tolstoy     338
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context     338
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack     340
Pre-reading Questions     340
"God Sees the Truth, but Waits"     341
Journal     349
Follow-up Questions     352
Discussion Questions     353
Writing     353
How I Use This Book     355
Glossary of Prefixes and Suffixes     359
Credits     365
Index of Authors and Terms     367
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