Study Questions on American Literature: Index

Written and adapted from various sources
by Dr. Tina L. Hanlon

Associate Professor of English
Ferrum College


General Guidelines for Reading
and Analyzing Literature

General Guidelines for Writing
Literature Papers

Study Questions

Picture Book Assignment

"A White Heron"
by Sarah Orne Jewett

Poems by Emily Dicknson

The Awakening
by Kate Chopin

Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain

The Open Boat
by Stephen Crane

"Babylon Revisited"
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Poems by T. S. Eliot Poems by Robert Frost
Poems by ee cummings
and Carl Sandburg
"A Rose for Emily"
by William Faulkner

Poems by Allen Ginsberg

Poems by
Gwendolyn Brooks

"Sonny's Blues"
by James Baldwin

The Zoo Story
by Edward Albee

"The School"
by Barthelme

(Study Questions on
The Glass Menagerie
were distributed in class.)

For American Literature II
(English 206 at Ferrum College)

Course Schedule

Guidelines for Paper 2
on a Novel or Play
- 2001

What Do You Think?

If you have suggestions for new study questions, or online resources that my students should consult, click here to send them to me: Dr. Tina L. Hanlon.  If you are in my literature class, the suggestions you send, or your answers to any of the questions, will count as part of your informal writing for the course.

Other Links

AppLit: Resources for Readers and Teachers of Appalachian Literature

Academic Resources Center

ARC Tutoring Center

Ferrum College Writing Center

Stanley Library at Ferrum College

Pointers for Taking Essay Tests

Other Courses: 

British Literature 362: 1798-1890
British Literature II 204
Appalachian Literature 207
Literature for Children & Adolescents 301

World Folktales and Literature 207