Occasionally the work in this course will stretch you. Some sections of text may seem difficult to understand or to interpret the first time you read them. Be prepared to read each selection more than once. As you read write down any questions you may have. As you reread the selection try to find the answers to your questions. This study guide offers commentary that will help you understand a particular short story poem or essay. The more you understand the more youll enjoy what you read and study so refer to this study guide for guidance and explanation during your reading.