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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Young Goodman Brown: Young Goodman Brown is on a journey. He refuses to become evil even though the rest of the town is. He turns away from everyone thinking that they are evil now. Faith.

Shirley Jackson

The Lottery: where families gather in town square and someone gets stoned to death

Emily Dickinson

After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes: First--Chill--then Stupor--then the letting go--

Edgar Allen Poe

The Cask of Amontillado: Fortunado and Montressor

Edgar Allen Poe

The Raven: Once upon a midnight dreary, nothing more, evermore

Joyce Carol Oates

Where are you going, where have you been?: Connie and the creepy dude

Bob Dylan

It's A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall: Blue-eyed son

Raymond Carver

Cathedral: Drinking and smoking

Wallace Stevens

The Emperor of Ice Cream: The only emperor is the emperor of

Tim O'Brien

How To Tell A True War Story

Li Po

Lament of the Frontier Guard: A gracious spring, turned to blood-ravenous autumn,
A turmoil of wars-men, spread over the middle kingdom

William Butler Yeats

The Second Coming: The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried

Wilfred Owen

Dulce et Decorum Est: Pro patria mori

Brian Turner

Last Night's Dream: compares and intertwines sex and war

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

T.S. Eliot

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: In the room the women come and go.
Talking of Michelangelo.

John Cheever

The Swimmer: I drank too much, goes swimming through other people's pools, alcoholic

Marianne Moore

A Grave: the sea

John Milton

Paradise Lost: God (just read)

Frank McConnell

Preface to The Book of Dreams

Eudora Welty

A Worn Path: Negro woman, christmas, long journey

Christina Rossetti

Uphill: questions asked about where to sleep

Langston Hughes

Mother to Son: And life for me ain't been no crystal stair

Robert Frost

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

William Stafford

Traveling through the Dark: Killed a deer on the road

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