Arp, Thomas R. and Greg Johnson.
Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense
. Eighth edition. Boston: Heinle and Heinle, 2002. This is a college-level anthology of short stories, novels, poems, and dramas. It is the textbook for my AP class.
Bevilacqua, Mary, Elfie Israel, and Rosemary Timoney.
Amsco’s AP Literature and Composition: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Exam
. New York: Amsco School Publications, Inc., 2002. This is a great resource for AP English Literature and Composition test preparation materials.
Brooks, Cleanth and Robert Penn Warren.
Boston: Heinle and Heinle, 1978. This is a wonderful resource on how to analyze poetry. Many poems are included and some are analyzed.
Course Packet, YNHTI Seminar, “Poems on Pictures, Places, and People.” Summer 2003. An anthology of poems, created by Yale professor Paul Fry.
Ferguson, Margaret, Mary Jo Salter and Jon Stallworthy, eds.
The Norton Anthology of Poetry
. Fourth edition. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1996. There is a brief introduction to poetry and then an anthology of poems in chronological order. A great wealth of poems.
Gilbert, Roger. “Comparing Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘At the Fishhouses’ and Adrienne Rich’s ‘Diving into the Wreck.’” Summer 1997. An easy to understand comparison of the two poems.
Robert Lowell: A Collection of Critical Essays
. 1968. Provides some commentary on the writers’ works, by Lowell himself.
Pope, Deborah. “Rich’s Life and Career.”
Modern American Poets
. www.English.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/m-r/rich/bio.htm. – a succinct reference for Rich’s life and career.
Preminger, Alex and T.U.F. Brogan.
The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. A comprehensive explanation of poetry terms, schools of thought, and poetics.
Rankin, Estelle and Barbara Murphy.
5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature
. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002. A Great resource on how to help your students get a 5 on the AP exam. Covers everything for the exam.
Rozakis, Laurie, Ph.D.
ARCO: AP English Literature and Composition
. New York: MacMillan Reference USA, 1997. Another good study guide for the exam.