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Literature and Mythology

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Julius Caesar [an excerpt] by Shakespeare
The Sin Eater by Margaret Atwood
The Smallest Woman in the World - by Clarice Lispector
Cathedral by Raymond Carver
The Mezzanine [Chapter One] by Nicholson Baker

English Poetry
Sonnet 61 by Shakespeare
Poems by Carl Sandburg (Soup; I am the People, the Mob; Chicago)
America, In Poetry - selected poems about America
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Poems by Dorothy Parker (Inscription for the Ceiling of a Bedroom, Resumé, One Perfect Rose and News Item)
Poems by Sylvia Plath (Jilted, On Looking into the Eyes of a Demon Lover)
Poems by Claude McKay (America, White Houses, Harlem Shadows)
Poems by Raymond Carver (Bobbing, Drinking while Driving)
Poems by Langston Hughes (Still Here, Suicide's Note, Life is Fine, The Negro Speaks of Rivers, The Bitter River)
Naming of Parts by Henry Reed
God, a Poem by James Fenton
Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S Eliot
Wordsworth and Emerson

Gartentag by Hans Carossa

Hawai'ian Mythology

External Links
The Gutenberg Project
The Poe Decoder
Danteworlds - images, textual commentary and even clips of Italian [for the Inferno]
Hatrack - Orson Scott Card's website
The Divan-e Shams of Rumi, a famous islamic poet. [and another link to some of his Love Poems]

Random Facts
About Chinese, Indian, Islamic and Japanese Traditions
From a test in Mrs Huntley's Class

The Book of Songs: Originated as folk songs and poems
The Ramayana, by Valmiki: A Sanskrit epic poem of Prince Rama
Analects: The only work confidently connected to Confucius
The Thousand and One Nights: is the most widely known Arabic selection in the world
The Pillow Book, by Sei Shonagon: A Collection of informal, highly opinionated observations
The Bhagavad-Gita: A Hindu text and dialogue between Arjuna and Krishna
Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tze: Probably the most influential Chinese text of all time
The Koran, Muhammed: Revelations revealed by the Angel Gabriel to a man in Mecca
The Kokinshu: Forerunner of haiku
Jalaloddin Rumi: "Greatest mystical poet in... Islamic tradition..."