- Sample Essay
This essay is adapted from Poems, Poets, Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology 2nd edition by Helen Vendler (Bedford, 2002) pages 312-13.
- A Sample Stylistic Analysis
Russ McDonald’s analysis of a few lines from the beginning of Macbeth 2.1.
- Ben Crystal rehearing a scene from Macbeth:
- carpe diem Poems
Compare Robert Herrick’s “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” and Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” with Donne’s “The Flea.”
- “To His Coy Mistress” Study Questions
Helen Vendler’s study questions for Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress.”
- “Introduction to Meter”
Timothy Steele’s introduction to meter in English verse.
- “Introduction to Rhyme and Stanza”
Timothy Steele’s introduction to rhyme and stanza form in English verse.
- “Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward” Notes
Stephen Booth’s annotations to Donne’s “Good Friday, 1613.”
- Postcolonial Paragraph
Read this paragraph after you’ve read the Introduction to The Pleasures of Reading. What do you think Alter would say about this paragraph?
- Dracula Maps
These maps of Europe, Transylvania, and England show significant locations mentioned in the novel.
- Images of Whitby
These pictures of Whitby may help you visualize the events in Dracula that take place there.
- The Gospel of John, chapter 6
Dr. Seward alludes to the miracle of the loaves and fishes near the end of chapter VIII. Read the version of this story from the Gospel of John, including Jesus’s dialogue with the multitude afterwards, and think about how it applies to Dracula.