Online Literature Library



























Allingham, William. “Writing”
Arnold, Matthew.
“Dover Beach”
Atwood, Margaret.
“Death of a Young Son by Drowning”
Basho, Matsuo.
[scent of plum blossoms]
Bishop, Elizabeth.
“The Fish”
Blake, William.
“The Chimney Sweeper” (from Songs of Innocence)
“The Chimney Sweeper” (from Songs of Experience)
“The Lamb”
“Nurse’s Song” (from Songs of Innocence)
“Nurse’s Song” (from Songs of Experience)
“The Sick Rose”
“The Tyger
Bradstreet, Anne, “The Author to her Book”
Brontë, Emily,
“Stanzas” [Often rebuked, yet always back returning]
Browning, Elizabeth Barret.
“How Do I Love Thee”
“The Best Thing in the World”
Browning, Robert.
“My Last Duchess”
Byron, Lord (George Gordon). “She Walks In Beauty”
“When We Two Parted”
Camus, Albert.
“The Guest”
Chekhov, Anton. “The Lady With the Dog”

Chopin, Kate.
“Story of an Hour”
Crane, Stephen.
“The Open Boat”
Dickinson, Emily.
[Because I could not stop for Death]
Donne, John.
“A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”
“Holy Sonnet II” [Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you]
“Holy Sonnet X” [Death, be not proud, though some have called thee]
“The Sun Rising”
Eliot, T(homas) S(tearns).
“Burnt Norton” (from the Four Quartets)
“The Dry Salvages” (from the Four Quartets)
“East Coker” (from the Four Quartets)
“Little Gidding” (from the Four Quartets)
“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Faulkner, William.
“A Rose for Emily”
Forché, Carolyn.
“Taking Off My Clothes”
Frost, Robert.
“After Apple-Picking”
“Mending Wall”
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
“The Need of Being Versed in Country Things”
“The Road Not Taken”
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins.
“The Yellow Wall-paper”
Glaspell, Susan.
Glickman, Susan. “Beauty”
Golding, William. Lord of the Flies

Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
“Young Goodman Brown”
Hecht, Anthony, “The Dover Bitch”

Hemingway, Ernest. “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”
“Hills Like White Elephants”
Henry, O (William Sidney Porter).
“The Gift of the Magi”
Herrick, Robert.
Hopkins, Gerard Manley.
“God’s Grandeur”
“Pied Beauty”
“Thou Art Indeed Just”
Housman, A(lfred) E(dward).
“XII: The laws of God, the laws of man”
---. “XIV: There Pass the Careless People”
---. “To An Athlete Dying Young”
Hughes, Langston.
“Mother to Son”
“Theme for English B”
Ibsen, Henrik, Hedda Gabler
Jackson, Shirley, “The Lottery”
Jewett, Sarah Orne. “A White Heron”
Joyce, James. Araby
---. “Eveline”
Justice, Donald, “Men At Forty”
Keats, John. “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
---. “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be”
Kipling, Rudyard.
“Cities and Thrones and Powers”
Lawrence, D(avid) H(erbert).
“The Rocking-Horse Winner”
Lennon, John and Paul McCartney.
“For No One”
Levertov, Denise.
“Zeroing In”
MacLeish, Archibald.
Ars Poetica
MacNeice, Louis.
“The Suicide”
Marvell, Andrew.
“To His Coy Mistress”
McKay, Claude. “If We Must Die”
Melville, Herman. “Bartleby the Scrivener”
Mirikitani, Janice. “Suicide Note”

Moore, Marianne.
Olds, Sharon.
“Sex Without Love”
“The Daughter Goes to Camp”
---. “Looking at Them Asleep”
Orwell, George. “A Hanging”
Owen, Wilfred.
“Anthem for Doomed Youth”
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Piercy, Marge.
“Always Unsuitable”
---. “Barbie Doll”
Plath, Sylvia.
“Morning Song”
Poe, Edgar Allen.
“The Cask of Amontillado”
---. “William Wilson”

“The Raven”
Pope, Alexander.
“Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog …”
Pound, Ezra.
“In a Station of the Metro”
Rich, Adrienne.
“Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers”
“Living in Sin”
Robinson, E(dwin) A(rlington).
“Miniver Cheevy
“Mr. Flood’s Party”
“Richard Cory”
“The Mill”
“Variations of Greek Themes: A Happy Man”
Roethke, Theodore.
“My Papa’s Waltz”
Rossetti, Christina.
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel.
“The Sonnet”
Sandburg, Carl.
“Death Snips Proud Men”
“I am the People, the Mob”
Sassoon, Siegfried.
“The Rear-Guard”
Sexton, Anne.
“Her Kind”
“The Ambition Bird”
Shakespeare, William. Othello, the Moor of Venice
“Sonnet 116” [Let me not to the marriage of true minds]
“Sonnet 130” [My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun]
“Sonnet 71” [No longer mourn for me when I am dead]
“Sonnet 121” [‘Tis better to be vile than vile esteem’d]
“Sonnet 12” [When I do count the clock that tells the time]
“Sonnet 29” [When in disgrace with Fortune and men’s eyes]
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus
Shelley, Percy Bysshe.
“To Wordsworth”
Spenser, Edmund, [One day I wrote her name upon the strand]
Stafford, William, “Traveling through the Dark”
Stevens, Wallace.
“Anecdote of the Jar”
“Peter Quince at the Clavier”
“The Emperor of Ice-Cream”
“The Snow Man”
“Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”
Swinburne, Algernon Charles.
“Christopher Marlowe”
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord.
“The Flower”
Thomas, Dylan.
“Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”
Updike, John,
---. “Ex-Basketball Player”
Whelan, Elizabeth. “Perils of Prohibition”
White, E(lwyn) B(rooks).
“Once More to the Lake”
Whitman, Walt.
“A Noiseless Patient Spider”
from “Song of Myself” [I celebrate myself, and sing myself]
“I Hear America Singing”
Williams, William Carlos.
“The Red Wheelbarrow”
Wilde, Oscar.
“The Grave of Shelley”
---. The Importance of Being Earnest
Wordsworth, William.
“I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud”
“Lines Written in Early Spring”
Yeats, William Butler,
“Brown Penny”
“The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water”
“The Second Coming”
Zinsser, William.
“College Pressures”