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Unit 2: The United States and Canada

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#2 Memory by Victor Hernandez Cruz
Address upon Receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature by William Faulkner
Afro-American Fragment by Langston Hughes
Ambush by Tim O'Brien
from An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer
And Ain't I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth
And Sarah Laughed by Joanne Greenberg
Anecdote of the Jar by Wallace Stevens
Any Human to Another by Countee Cullen
anyone lived in a pretty how town by E. E. Cummings
Appetizer by Robert H. Abel
apprenticeship 1978 by Evangelina Vigil-Pinon
Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish
As It Is with Strangers by Susan Beth Pfeffer
from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
The Base Stealer by Robert Francis
The Bass, the River and Shelia Mant by W. D. Wetherell
Beat! Beat! Drums by Walt Whitman
The Beautiful Changes by Richard Wilbur
Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson
Before the End of Summer by Grant Moss Jr.
from Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by William Hauptman
Birches by Robert Frost
from Black Boy by Richard Wright
A black man talks of reaping by Arna Bontemps
The Black Snake by Mary Oliver
A Blessing by James Wright
Blues Ain't No Mockin Bird by Toni Cade Bambara
Bread by Margaret Atwood
Breakfast by John Steinbeck
The Bridal Party by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Bus Along St. Clair: December by Margaret Atwood
The Bustle in a House by Emily Dickinson
The Californian's Tale by Mark Twain
The Car We Had to Push by James Thurber
Catch the Moon by Judith Ortiz Cofer
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
The Chambered Nautilus by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Chee's Daughter by Juanita Platero and Siyowin Miller
Chicago by Carl Sandburg
The Child is the Master by Robert Horn
Choice: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Alice Walker
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
from Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Constantly risking absurdity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket by Jack Finney
Coyote Finishes His Work retold by Barry Lopez
from The Crisis, No. 1 by Thomas Paine
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Day of the Butterfly by Alice Munro
The Death of the Ball Turrett Gunner by Randall Jarrell
The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost
Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson
Defining the Grateful Gesture by Yvonne Sapia
Delicious Death by Alma Luz Villanueva
Desmet, Idaho, March 1969 by Janet Campbell Hale
The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving
Dichos by Américo Paredes
Dirge Without Music by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Douglass by Paul Laurence Dunbar
from Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston
Embroidering: A Response to "Somnad" by Carl Larsson by Rita Magdaleno
Emily Dickinson by Lucha Corpi
Ex-Basketball Player by John Updike
The Explorer by Gwendolyn Brooks
from Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston
Father's Bedroom by Robert Lowell
February by Ralph Ellison
Fiddler Jones by Edgar Lee Masters
Field Trip by Naomi Shihab Nye
First lesson by Phillip Booth
The First Snow-Fall by James Russell Lowell
The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop
Fishing by Joy Harjo
The Flat of the Land by Diana García
Follow the Drinking Gourd by Anonymous
For Georgia O'Keeffe by Pat Mora
For Poets by Al Young
Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden
Freeway 280 by Lorna Dee Cervantes
From A Cat's Garden of Verses by Henry Beard
The Funeral by Gordon Parks
Game by Donald Barthelme
Geometry by Rita Dove
The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face by James Weldon Johnson
Go Down, Moses by Anonymous
"Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning" by Alice Walker
Heaven by Cathy Song
from His Promised Land by John P. Parker
The Horned Toad by Gerald Haslam
Horses Graze by Gwendolyn Brooks
How I Changed the War and Won the Game by Mary Helen Ponce
How The World Was Made retold by James Mooney
I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman
I heard a Fly buzz when I died by Emily Dickinson
I Was a Skinny Tomboy Kid by Alma Luz Villanueva
I Will Fight No More Forever by Chief Joseph
I, Too by Langston Hughes
If We Must Die by Claude McKay
If you were coming the in the Fall by Emily Dickinson
In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound
In Another Country by Ernest Hemingway
from The Iroquois Constitution, by Dekanawida
I've Seen the Promised Land by Martin Luther King Jr.
Jazz Fantasia by Carl Sandburg
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter
Kipling and I by Jesus Colon
from Kubota by Garrett Hongo
from La Relación by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
The Leap by Louisa Erdrich
let my spirit fly in time by Sandra Maria Esteves
Let Us Examine the Facts by Corn Tassel
Let's Sweat by Nikki Giovanni
Letter to Her Daughter from the New and Unfinished White House by Abigail Adams
Letters to His Family by Robert E. Lee
from Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
The Life You Save May Be Your Own by Flannery O'Connor
Lineage by Margaret Walker
Living Well. Living Good. by Maya Angelou
Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink by Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot
Lucinda Matlock by Edgar Lee Masters
Lullaby by Leslie Marmon Silko
The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud
Making a Fist by Naomi Shihab Nye
Marked by Carmen Tafolla
from Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Chesnut
from A Match to the Heart by Gretel Ehrlich
The Meadow Mouse by Theodore Roethke
Mending Wall by Robert Frost
The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Miniver Cheevy by Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
Mirror by Sylvia Plath
Miss Rosie by Lucille Clifton
Most Satisfied by Snow by Diana Chang
Mrs. James by Alice Childress
Much Madness is divinest Sense by Emily Dickinson
Mushrooms by Margaret Atwood
from My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
My City by James Weldon Johnson
My life closed twice before its close by Emily Dickinson
My Mother Pieced Quilts by Teresa Palomo Acosta
The Names of Women by Louise Erdrich
Naming Myself by Barbara Kingsolver
from A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson by Mary Rowlandson
from Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes
from Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
Night Clouds by Amy Lowell
A Noiseless Patient Spider by Walt Whitman
November Cotton Flower by Jean Toomer
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
Of Dry Goods and Black Bow Ties by Yoshiko Uchida
from Of Plymouth Plantation, by William Bradford
Offer of Help by Canassatego
Old Ironsides by Oliver Wendell Holmes
from On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion
Only Daughter by Sandra Cisneros
The Open Boat by Stephen Crane
The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte
A Pact by Ezra Pound
Pain—has an Element of Blank— by Emily Dickinson
The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
Penelope by Dorothy Parker
Picture Bride by Cathy Song
Poetry by Marianne Moore
A Poet's Job by Alma Luz Villanueva
from Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin
The Portrait by Tomás Rivera
Prayer to the Pacific by Leslie Marmon Silko
Prime Time by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Purchase by Naomi Long Madgett
Rain in My Heart by Edgar Lee Masters
Rain Music by Longhang Nguyen
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
Reapers by Jean Toomer
Recuerdo by Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
Remember by Joy Harjo
Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Riding the Elevator into the Sky by Anne Sexton
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
The Rockpile by James Baldwin
A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
Rules of the Game by Amy Tan
Salvador Late or Early by Sandra Cisneros
The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst
Se me enchina el cuerpo al oír tu cuento . . . by Norma Elia Cantú
Second Tree from the Corner The by E. B. White
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber
from Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shiloh by Herman Melville
A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim by Walt Whitman
Simile by N. Scott Momaday
from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards
The Sky Tree retold by Joseph Bruchac
Snow by Julia Alvarez
Soldiers of the Republic by Dorothy Parker
Son by John Updike
Song For My Name by Linda Hogan
from Song of Myself by Walt Whitman
from Songs of Gold Mountain by Anonymous
Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem by Helene Johnson
The Soul selects her own society by Emily Dickinson
A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury
The Space by Gary Soto
Speaking by Simon J. Ortiz
Speech to the Second Virginia Convention by Patrick Henry
Spring over the City by Anne Hébert; translated by Kathleen Weaver
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Storm Ending by Jean Toomer
The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
from The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
from Stride Toward Freedom by Martin Luther King Jr.
Success is counted sweetest by Emily Dickinson
Sweet Potato Pie by Eugenia Collier
A Swimming Lesson by Jewelle L. Gomez
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot by Anonymous
Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant
That Place Where Ghosts of Salmon Jump by Sherman Alexie
There's a certain Slant of light by Emily Dickinson
This Is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams
This is my letter to the World by Emily Dickinson
Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden
Thoughts on the African-American Novel by Toni Morrison
The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To a Waterfowl by William Cullen Bryant
To Build a Fire by Jack London
To His Excellency, General Washington by Phyllis Wheatley
To my Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
To Satch by Samuel Allen
Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford
from Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
The Tropics in New York by Claude McKay
The Tucson Zoo by Lewis Thomas
Two Kinds by Amy Tan
The United States vs. Susan B. Anthony by Margaret Truman
Upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666 by Anne Bradstreet
The Vision Quest told by Lame Deer
Visit to a Small Planet by Gore Vidal
A Wagner Matinée by Willa Cather
from Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Walking by Linda Hogan
Wanderer by Joan Fallert
from The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday
We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Weaver by Sandra Maria Esteves
The Welder by Cherrie Moraga
What Is and Ain't Grammatical by Dave Barry
What We Believe by Anita Endrezze
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer by Walt Whitman
Where the Girl Rescued Her Brother by Joseph Bruchac and Gayle Ross
A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett
who are you, little i by E. E. Cummings
Winter Night by Kay Boyle
With All Flags Flying by Anne Tyler
from The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
The World Is Not a Pleasant Place to Be by Nikki Giovanni
A Worn Path by Eudora Welty


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