Angelou, Maya

“Finishing School”

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”

Benet, Stephen Vincent

"The Devil and Daniel Webster"

Camus, Albert

The Myth of Sisyphus

Chopin, Kate

"The Story of an Hour"

Donne, John

"Meditation XVII"

Douglass, Frederick

"Learning to Read and Write"


Dweck, Carol S.

"Boosting Achievement with Messages that Motivate"

Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Epstein, Joseph

“The Perpetual Adolescent”

Faulkner, William

"A Rose for Emily"

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

"The Yellow Wallpaper"

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

"The Birthmark"

"The Minister's Black Veil"

"Rappaccini's Daughter"

"Young Goodman Brown"

Hughes, Langston

“I, Too, Sing America”

“Let America Be America Again”

“Theme for English B”

Jackson, Andrew

Second Annual Address

Jacobs, W. W.

"The Monkey's Paw"

Foucault, Michel


Frost, Robert

"Mending Wall"

Jefferson, Thomas

Declaration of Independence

Keller, Helen

"The Day Language Came into My Life"

Madison, James

US Constitution

Amendments to the US Constitution

McBride, Kelli

"Cheaters Never Prosper"

MLA Guide: Books in Print

MLA Guide: Anthologies

MLA Guide: Newspapers

MLA Guide: Journals and Magazines

MLA Guide: Internet Pages

Mill, John Stuart

"On the Liberty of Thought and Discussion"

Nixon, Richard M.

"Checker's Speech"

Orwell, George

“A Hanging”

“Excerpt from 1984 and ‘The Principles of Newspeak’”

“Freedom of the Press” (Proposed Preface to Animal Farm)

“Politics and the English Language”

“Shooting an Elephant”

“Why I Write”


Indian Removal Act

Paine, Thomas

"Common Sense"


"Allegory of the Cave"

Poe, Edgar Allan

"The Black Cat"

The Cask of Amontillado"

"The Man of the Crowd"

"The Masque of the Red Death"

"The Philosophy of Composition"

"The Pit and the Pendulum"

"The Raven"

Red Cloud

"Red Cloud's Speech"

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady

"The Declaration of Sentiments"

Stockton, Frank

“The Lady or the Tiger”

Swift, Jonathan

"A Modest Proposal"

Thoreau, Henry David

"Civil Disobedience"

Thurber, James

“The Catbird Seat”

Twain, Mark

"Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses"

Williams, Joseph M., and Lawrence McEnerney

Writing In College

     Part 1

     Part 2

     Part 3

     Part 4

     Part 5

Wollstonecraft, Mary

"A Vindication of the Rights of Women"

Wordsworth, William

"Expostulation and Reply"





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