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Reaction to The Reader - Reaction to The Reader In part II, chapter eight of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader, the first-person narrator Michael describes reading the account written by a concentration camp who had survived along with her mother, the soul survivors in a large group of women who were being marched away from the camp. He says, "the book...creates distance. It does not invite one to identify with it and makes no one sympathetic..." The same could be said of The Reader. The book is written in such a way as to distance one from the characters....   [tags: Reader] 927 words
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Vergangenheitsbewältigung in The Reader - Vergangenheitsbewältigung in The Reader Germany's history is different from all other countries in the world. From 1933 to 1945 Adolf Hitler and the Nazis ruled the people. Everyone was forced to follow the Nazis rules and individuals were stripped of all of their freedom. The Nazis were also committing mass executions of certain classes of people. Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, handicapped, and other groups of people were treated unfairly and stripped of all their rights. This cruel treatment attracted the attention of countries from all around the world....   [tags: Reader] 1036 words
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Reader Response Essay - On The Strong Breed - Reader Response Essay - On The Strong Breed Reading Wole Soyinka’s Strong Breed, I get to wondering about disclosure and ritual, disclosure between characters and to audiences, rituals of drama and religion. As I read the play, I see ample signs that both Sunma and Eman know about the curse-binding ritual that is to take place before midnight. I see signs of Sunma’s more specific knowledge in her shunning of Ifada from the start of the play. She declares, “Get away, idiot” (853). From the start Sunma is agitated and hopes that she and Eman might get away for “only two days” (857), as long as the two of them might “watch the new year together--in some other place” (856)....   [tags: Reader Response Essays] 703 words
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Growing as a Reader - Throughout this year, I have read many different works of early English literature. From reading these works and following the rules of Vladimir Nabokov, I have grown tremendously as a reader since the beginning of this year. From reading Alice in Wonderland to now, I have grown to appreciate literature much more. I have developed a better sense of the English language through the use of a dictionary and the difficult sentence structure of works such as the Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, Le Morte D’Arthur, and the Fairie Queene....   [tags: readers,] 1151 words
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Reader Response to Sydney's Sonnets, Astrophil and Stella - Reader Response to Sydney's Sonnets, Astrophil and Stella As we discussed Astrophil and Stella in class, I felt a familiar knot in my stomach. At first I could not pin-point the reasons for my aversion to these sonnets. However, as we discussed it in class, it became clear to me. I could identify with Penelope Devereux Rich. Although Astrophil and Stella could be interpreted as an innocent set of love sonnets to an ideal woman and not a particular woman, they reminded me of the letters I received last year from a guy, Lee Burt, I had not seen in seven years....   [tags: Reader Response Essays] 1419 words
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Reader Response Essay - Slave Purchases and Breeding: Unruly Slave - Reader Response Essay - Slave Purchases and Breeding: Unruly Slave While reading the letter written to Andrew from G.B. Wallace many things ran through my head. There were three main thoughts though, a difference in society and acceptance and a different language and form of writing, and the way some of the words and terms were used. I found all three of the topics very interesting when I further looked into them. The thing that really hit me was how common and normal slavery and slave trade was in 1855....   [tags: Reader Response Essays] 567 words
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Reader Response Essay - Slave Purchases and Breeding: Unruly Slave - Reader Response Essay - Slave Purchases and Breeding: Unruly Slave My initial response to G. B. Wallace’s letter was one of confusion. As I reread the piece given the title “Slave Purchases and Breeding: Unruly Slave, Wallace, G.B” I realized that it was nothing more than a business letter between a slave owner and an associate of his that could presumably help him out of his situation. The language of the letter created a small barrier, since it was out of date in comparison to contemporary American language, but with a little effort, I could see the author’s intentions....   [tags: Reader Response Essays] 643 words
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The Reader - The Reader In the academic study of literature very little attention has been paid to the ordinary reader, the subjective individual who reads a particular text. David S. Miall and Don Kuiken, in their paper The form of reading: Empirical studies of literariness state, Almost no professional attention is being paid to the ordinary reader, who continues to read for the pleasure of understanding the world of the text rather than for the development of a deconstructive or historicist perspective....   [tags: Literature Literary Text Papers]
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The Reader - Memory is a powerful concept. Often when an individual undergoes a traumatic situation, the ramifications of these actions seep into an individual?fs psyche unknowingly. In effect this passes through memory and becomes sub-consciously buried within a person?fs behavioural patterns generally. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink explores the concept of a young mans subconscious desire for a woman whom he ?gcan?ft remember to forget?h (1Memento) as she is so deeply inlaid within his soul. Critically acclaimed as ?gA formally beautiful, disturbing, and finally morally devastating novel....   [tags: essays research papers] 880 words
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The Reader Matters - How many times have you left an article half read. If you are like me, probably many times. When there is no context, it is like listening to someone talk in a foreign language. As a reader, we feel out of place, perhaps even unwelcome. So why are we bored with some writers while compelled to read some others. In her article “Writing for an Audience” Linda Flower, professor of English at Carnegie-Mellon University, focuses on the importance of knowing your audience for effective writing. She states that persuasive writers analyze their audience and pinpoint fundamental differences in knowledge, attitudes, and needs between themselves and the targeted audience....   [tags: Writing]
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Are You There, Reader? It's Me Margaret - Joseph Michael Sommers, has written an article on one of Judy Blume’s most iconic coming of age story; Are You There, God. It’s Me Margaret. In this article he speaks about the nature of this novel and how it speaks to young adolescent females. He speaks about the connection the novel has between the protagonist and the reader. Sommer’s argument is that the protagonist breaks the fourth wall and seeks outside intervention to her troubles in her life. The author speaks about the boundaries Judy Blume has tested....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Benefits of Being a Good Reader - Introduction Once I noticed that there was a project that I have to do, there were ten selected topics to do about, but one of those topics attracted me to choose it, which is “Reading”. I always wanted to know what people think about reading, and are they really recognize the importance of it in their life. So, I did a survey asking them different questions about reading. Also, a research was done about two different questions. The purpose of the research is to find out the benefits of reading, and the ways that people can follow to improve their reading skill....   [tags: reading, improve, skill, knowledge] 879 words
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Language and Relating to the Reader - In reading “Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography” I got a broader prospective on the extremely difficult and emotionally complicated life of a transgender person. Jorgensen’s writing style and perspective give transgender people a gritty, no holds barred voice that garners sympathy and compassion from the reader. In using these tools of the written language Jorgensen is able to relate to the reader on a personal level. Chapter two of Jorgensen’s memoir starts off with a peculiarly all American apple pie feel, which is in stark contrast to what comes to mind when the uneducated, biased reader thinks of the early life of a transgender individual....   [tags: Christine Jorgensen, Autobiography]
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Personal Statement of a Literature Reader - I have always been passionate about English Language and Literature and am equally fascinated by the scientific linguistic study and the variety of literary genres involved and how the two collate. As a voracious reader myself, I enjoy exploring the ways the features of language are used in Literature to challenge, inspire and educate. From my GCSE years I have known that I wish to pursue a joint course of this nature to degree level. I am keen to analyse my favourite literature with further knowledge of the linguistic techniques used and gain additional insight into what makes the best texts so timeless and effective....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 617 words
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Cities by John Reader - Cities by John Reader, the acclaimed historian attempts to dive readers deep into the territory of urban historians, depicting and analyzing the greatest cities of planet earth. From the earliest examples of cities to the ultra modern cities, 7000-9000 years later, of Mumbai or Tokyo, Reader paints the picture loud and clear. Cities around the globe are home to half of the entire planets population. Those living in cities, consume nearly 75% of all natural resources in the entire world. From the ruins of the earliest cities to the present, Reader will explore how cities develop and thrive, how they can decline and die, how they remake themselves....   [tags: modern cities, mesopotamia, catalhoyuk]
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Reader's Response to Text - The responder’s sense of belonging and exclusion from the text is evoked from the discourse between responder and the text – further influenced by the composer’s purpose, values and textual features. Gaita manipulates the Romanticised representation of the loving father in opposition to the troubled mother figure Christine to evoke a sense of belonging in the reader to the filial biography “Romulus, My Father”. Conversely, Gary Crew’s “Strange Objects” barricades the reader through the repellent protagonist and postmodern textual techniques....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1267 words
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Challenging the Reluctant Reader - Challenging the Reluctant Reader The research is clear: children who read every day have better language fluency, are better students and achieve more academically than those who do not. If you're the parent of a reluctant reader, however, knowing this and helping your child put this into practice are two entirely different things. For your child, reading is a painful chore. When you ask them to read a book, you're likely to be on the receiving end of any number of avoidance strategies that range from a simple argument all the way to some pretty interesting fibs....   [tags: interest, technology, games] 980 words
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Becoming a Better Reader - Reading is believed by some academia to be the most important activity that a student could do to go ahead in academic pursuit. Some research claimed that many people take reading for granted in their developmental stage. Due to this fact, few learners cannot read properly because they claim they do not enjoy reading. In my observation, not only is effective reading important but to read with comprehension (recall of read text) and for pleasure. The constant engagement with reading for pleasure might sensitize the desire to read....   [tags: Education Reading Academics]
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Reader Response Criticism - Fish’s Reader Response Criticism is composed of two interdependent ideas: first, that the meaning of texts is shaped by the reading experience itself, and second, that these meanings cannot be judged to be correct or incorrect, but merely belonging to one “interpretive community” or another. The first idea may be identified as the executive aspect of Reader Response Criticism because it analyzes the act of reading, while the second idea is the epistemological aspect of the theory because it circumscribes the knowledge we can acquire about a text to the merely relative....   [tags: Literary Response] 967 words
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Importance of a Reader´s Interpretation of a Text - Roland Barthes’ essay titled ‘Death of the Author’ is a foundational text of contemporary reader-centred theory in which he argued that “it is language which speaks, not the author,” and that the multiplicity of a text’s “centres of culture” is focused on the reader (Barthes, 1977, pg. 143). Essentially, Barthes argued that attempts to recover or discover an author’s intended interpretation of a text are irrelevant and more so impossible to derive from the text alone; instead, the reader’s interpretation and the processes that lead to it are what matters from a critical, reader-centred perspective....   [tags: Film, Frozen]
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Reader Response Criticism of "All Bears" - When an audience reads a piece of literature, the author is often not over their shoulder interpreting the text as he or she meant it to come across. The readers are usually equipped with their own previous knowledge, as well as society biases based on his or her previous life experiences. Solely from the use of these tools, as well as the reader’s vocabulary, will a reader interpret the words in front of him or her. Reader Response Criticism argues this very point. The point of any piece should be subjective, as in, it should give everyone the right to explore their own interpretations rather than seek ones that some other nameless face has published....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 710 words
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Perspectives on Love in Bernard Schlink's The Reader - The essence of romantic love is the passionate affection one has for another. As Bernhard Schlink favours love over hate, and narrates both the positive effects of a relationship and the negative effects of a breakup, he is portrayed as a proponent of love. Bernhard Schlink uses his novel, The Reader, to express his feelings on the unexpected love between the characters, Hanna and Michael convey both the positive and negative effects of their love. Schlink also uses their relationship to showcase the form of love they possess for one another....   [tags: romantic love, break up]
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The Cultural Resistance Reader by Stephen Duncombe - According to Stephen Duncombe in his Introduction to The Cultural Resistance Reader, cultural resistance is “A ‘haven in a heatless world,’ an escape from the world of politics and problems.” (123). Increased privatization of public space was a major form of cultural resistance in 1998. Looking at other forms of cultural resistance I noticed homeschooling and the resistance it generates. In the early 1980’s homeschooling in America increased due to speculations that public schools were teaching unconventional ethics....   [tags: Education ]
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A Kinder Reader - A Kinder Reader When one thinks of stories that improve us as human beings, Aesop’s Fables comes to mind, not the dark, dank, heroin‑laced world of Mohsin Hamid’s Moth Smoke. But, reading is like fashion, and one man’s cherished plaid pants are another man’s horror. Not all fiction can directly dole out moral advice, such as Jane Austen’s warnings about the dangers of hasty judgment in Pride and Prejudice, but almost all fiction can proffer tales that at the very least expand our range of vision....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1722 words
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Reader Response to Memoirs of a Geisha - Reader Response to Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha is Arthur Golden's debut novel, written exquisitely with great detail. It was initially written as a novel that would depict the son borne of a geisha and a Japanese businessman, but once he had learned the true nature of a geisha, he changed his topic. Golden discovered the intrigue of the geisha - the attributes that draw in the geisha's customers, that make them an irreplaceable part of Japanese history, that make them human as well as the ideal of what a woman should be....   [tags: Memoirs of a Geisha Essays] 817 words
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Reader Response And A Grain Of Wheat - F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say." This quote applies directly to Ngugi Wa Thiong’s novel A Grain of Wheat. One could infer from this quote that some writers write not just for the enjoyment derived from it, but rather out of a feeling of obligation to let readers hear what they may have to say. Ngugi’s message that he feels obligated to convey is delivered, however, he uses a very unusual writing technique to arrive there....   [tags: Ngugi Wa Thiong] 1228 words
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How McEwan Hooks The Reader - How McEwan Hooks The Reader "Beginnings matter. They always have. Middle's have no limits- they can scrunch up or they can sprawl. Endings may be left open, ambiguous, and incomplete. Never has a novel not begun. And if it doesn't begin right, the suspicion is that the rest of it won't be right either". "In an age of multiple choice and short attention spans, beginnings are more crucial than ever. To prevent readers drifting off, an author has to hook them quickly". A prime example of a great beginning is the first chapter of 'Enduring Love by Ian McEwan....   [tags: Papers] 1105 words
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A Reader Response to The Lie - A Reader Response to The Lie Pleasing people and the pressure that comes with it. This is a major factor in one's everyday life. Eli Remenzel, however, has been caught in the middle of just one of the many lies he will ever tell. It just happens to be that this lie was one that would make a lot of people disappointed. In the short story "The Lie", the parents, and Eli's actions make me angry. However, I can definitely relate to what Eli is going through. To start with, I got extremely annoyed with the mother throughout the story....   [tags: Lie Essays] 609 words
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Should the Reader Forgive Humbert? - Should the Reader Forgive Humbert. Lolita, by Vladamir Nabokov is a controversial book that elaborately represents and forces the reader to deal with a pedophiles obsession with his 12-year-old stepdaughter. As the reader finishes reading Lolita, he must establish a meaning for the novel which hinges heavily upon whether or not he should forgive Humbert for his rape of Lolita and for stealing her childhood away from her. This rape is legally referred to as a statutory rape because Humbert is having sex with Lolita who is under the age of consent....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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A Female Reader’s Perception of Ovid’s Metamorphoses - While Ovid’s female characters become physically and mentally enslaved in Metamorphosis, I will be arguing that a female reader of Ovid’s epic poem can empathise with her female counterparts, as she is frequently confronted with disturbing and problematic circumstances within Ovid’s text. The idea of entrapment therefore can be extended from character to reader. Whether reading the Metamorphoses for pleasure or for academic purposes , it can be argued that a modern female reader will in some way feel challenged by the themes Ovid presents to her – scenes of rape, male dominance and frequent victimisation of female characters....   [tags: Ovid, Metamorphoses] 836 words
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A Reader-Response Based Analysis of William Blake's "The Tyger" - This essay provides a Reader-Response based analysis of William Blake’s “The Tyger.” Following a brief overview of Reader-Response theory, where the subjects of the reader serve to give meaning to text, the essay begins focusing on the contradiction and the division that lives within the tiger itself. Blake’s “Tyger” is simultaneously a beautiful and ferocious creature. From this, the essay moves forward by examining the multiple references to symmetry made by Blake in “The Tyger,” and proposes that these are an overall collection that contains many of the tiger’s contradictions....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Reader Reaction to Billy Budd - Reader Reaction to Billy Budd I approached Melville's Billy Budd with a mixture of trepidation and determination. I read the Introduction first, because I thought its purpose was to introduce the author, and place the selected stories in context and I thought this would be an aid to understanding. I was correct, but too correct, because Joyce Carol Oates, without warning of the spoiler, casually references Billy's death. I think this knowledge influenced my reading, because I was aware of the ultimate outcome, I read with the purpose of understanding why that came to be....   [tags: Billy Budd Essays] 1210 words
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In Our Time Reader Response - In Our Time Reader Response "In the early morning on the lake sitting in the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die" (19). The first four readings of In Our Time seem to be primarily focused on the life/death relationship that life presents. After reading the first story, I have to be perfectly honest in saying that I do not believe that I understood all of the underlining themes, but did start to focus more intently when the story describes the women on the pier with the dead babies....   [tags: time] 560 words
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Metamorphosis: Whom Does Kafka Want the Reader to Sympathize With? - The story, Metamorphosis, is an unusual story to say the least. The very first sentence one meets the main character, Gregor Samsa. This sentence really shows how different this story is when compared to other books in this class. Throughout the story the author, Franz Kafka, wants the reader to sympathize with Gregor. ‘When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself changed into a monstrous cockroach in his bed’ (87), is the first sentence, and already the author wants the reader to feel sympathy for Gregor....   [tags: Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis] 1393 words
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Reader Response to Chapter One of The God of Small Things - The approach employed in the present article is binarism. Theoretically, in my opinion, binarism seems to operate at cognitive level. It pertains to value orientation in the subjective world of human beings and thereby to the world orientation. In order to define the place of a thing in the world and an individual’s association and desirability, we are forced to rely on binary approach of studying the world. Coming to literature, I discuss the binary terms of (historical) fact and fiction. Here, I have tried to apply the binary approach and have tried to analyze the binary value orientation in Arundhati Roy’s novel ‘The God of Small Things....   [tags: The God of Small Things]
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What Impact does Jasper Jones have on the Reader? - Jasper Jones is a coming of age novel that the author Craig Silvey has set in 1965, in the small town of Corrigan; thick with secrecy and mistrust. Charlie Bucktin, an innocent boy at the young age of thirteen, has been forced to mature and grow up over a life changing, challenging summer. With a little help from Jasper Jones, Charlie discovers new knowledge about the society and the seemingly perfect town that he is living in, as well as the people that are closest to him. The most important ideas and issues that Craig Silvey portrays in Jasper Jones are: coming of age and identity, injustice and racism....   [tags: jasper jones, craig silvey, racism]
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Hero, Mind Reader, Philosopher, Father: Atticus Finch - Atticus Finch is a very outstanding man, especially for someone in that time and place. In the novel To Kill Mockingbird by Harper Lee, he represents the moral backbone of a county where morality is often tossed aside as if it doesn’t matter. Atticus is one of the few people there who actually think it matters, and isn’t afraid to show it. Unfortunately, very little people actually see the greatness within him, and instead consider him a traitor, rather than a man of revolution and change for the better of Maycomb County....   [tags: To Kill Mockingbird, Harper Lee, ]
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Reader-Response on Soldier's Home - Reader-Response on Soldier's Home The initial reaction I received from reading Soldier's Home, and my feelings about Soldier's Home now are not the same. Initially, I thought Harold Krebs is this soldier who fought for two years, returns home, and is disconnected from society because he is in a childlike state of mind, while everyone else has grown up. I felt that Krebs lost his immature years, late teens to early 20's, because he went from college to the military. I still see him as disconnected from society, because there isn't anyone or anything that can connect him to the simple life that his once before close friends and family are living....   [tags: American Literature] 1223 words
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Fluent Now in the Language of Grief”: The Role of Tragedy in Short Danger Fiction - Tragedy plays an important role in narratives. This is especially apparent in many short danger narratives. “The Boogeyman” by Stephen King, follows a man as he tries to deal with the tragic and mysterious deaths of his children. “Management of Grief” by Bharati Mukherjee follows a woman as she tries to manage the loss of her sons and tries to help others do the same. “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried” by Amy Hempel, follows a woman spending time with her dying friend and attempting to deal with the situation....   [tags: Tension&Emotion, Reader's Interest]
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Defamiliarization in Relation to Winfred Owen's Poem Anthem for Doomed Youth - ... In the second line the guns are given human destructive qualities, not something that is the banal. They are described as being “monstrous”, that they possess powers of superhuman strength. Owen compares the church bells to the “rifles’ rapid rattle”, that they bell is now the guns killing more people. He also states that with the sounding of the guns they give out a “hasty orison” that there is no one to say a prayer for the fallen soldiers. It makes the reader perceive an ordinary funeral to that of the fallen soldiers....   [tags: effects on reader and understanding of poem]
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English as a Second Language in Amy Tan's Mother Tongue - Language is like a blooming flower in adversity – they are the most rare and beautiful of them all as it struggles to express itself. It blooms and flourishes in strength, awe, and passion as the riches of thought is imbibed from the seed and into a finished beauty. For others, a non-native person speaking in a language that they are not familiar with sprouts out like a weed – the way its thorns can puncture sympathy and comprehensibility. Amy Tan, however, addresses the nature of talk as being unique under its own conditions....   [tags: literature, reader, speaker]
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Outline for Paper on The Importance of Accelerated Reading - A. Purpose of the Study “Reading is the motivated and fluent coordination of word recognition and comprehension” (Leipzig 2001). In the educational system, pupils are encourage to read books because of the belief that one becomes better at a skill based on the amount of time dedicated to that particular skill. Pupils must practice the skill learned and receive “frequent feedback (Samuel and Wu).” Practice is most effectual when it is individualized and accompanied with instruction (Renaissance Learning Inc 2007)....   [tags: Education, Accelerated Reader] 2008 words
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John Patrick Shanley's Doubt: Film versus Book - ... In no part of the play does it outright say that Father Flynn had any encounter with the alter boys other than during basketball practice and his close friendship with Donald Muller, but through the readers imagination, they assume these scandalous scenarios that Father Flynn is accused of. The viewer was in constant “doubt,” of both characters’ intentions and motives. The parable is filled with indirect notions, assumptions, and gossiping. So why is this specific parable so entertaining. Its simple- the reader used their imagination to piece together a relationship that at multiple times in the play cause them to doubt their own beliefs and consider the opposing possibilities....   [tags: taking advantage of reader's imagination] 1804 words
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The Science of Deduction in Doyle’s The Sign of Four - “Deduction” is the word Sherlock Holmes uses to describe the detection skills he possesses. Throughout Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories and novels, the reader witnesses his skills in crime solving via detecting, and shares the amazement John Watson feels every time these “deduction moments” occur. However, these moments are not as incredible as they seem, and that “deduction” have been practiced by people that engage in textual practice and close reading. In order to understand the similarity between Sherlock Holmes’ deduction process and making a close reading, its steps must be examined....   [tags: reader, detection, logic]
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Teaching Philosopy: How to Mark a Book by Mortimer Adler - For a student to be successful in college English, they need to understand there is an intimate relationship between reading and writing. One skill reinforces the other. Competent readers make competent writers. The challenge is universal: How do we transition students from high school to college English. I would like to say I have the answer, but the answer changes with each class and every semester. There isn’t one set model, and I understand that my model will constantly evolve and reflect my student’s needs....   [tags: active reader, writing] 841 words
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How to write Ads that Sell - How to write Ads that Sell If you have thought about boosting your business to the next level of success, then I would not bypass the advantage of writing killer ads that sell. Advertising in general is salesmanship multiplied one hundred times and as you browse around the search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo, it’s incredibly noticeable to be attracted to ads, Ads that proliferate in each corner of the search engines for the sole purpose of making sales. Yes. Business success starts with excellent salesmanship....   [tags: visual and audio, reader, salesmanship] 620 words
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Psychology and Realism in Mimesis - In a literary piece, the reenactment of a certain type of reality is directly assimilated by the mimetic criticism of readers, concerning their experiences in the real world, the present world and the literary world. Various postmodernist writers employ this technique in their writings for the purpose of engaging and interacting their readers with the realist ideas they present throughout their work. Reality is presented in different ways so that it essentially influences the reader’s perspective concerning the interpretation an author has about the real world....   [tags: reality, reader, author, literary] 1315 words
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newspaper reader ship - INTRODUCTION “The world is in turmoil,” at least that is what the media projected. But it was true; there was a major problem with the world on that autumn morning in September 11th. “The mighty have fallen,” was heard elsewhere as this great nation of America felt it’s first real attack since December 7, 1945 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. As all of the nations of the world sat slacked jawed and paralyzed, the American media worked at a feverish pace to inform all what had just happened....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Sci Fi (Science Fiction) and Fantasy - ... Many ancient beliefs from different cultures featured fantastic creatures and places and people with incredible magical powers. Gulliver’s Travels, written in 1726 by Jonathan Swift is considered one of the first true Science Fantasy novels. It is a tale about a man encountering all sorts of strange and seemingly otherworldly things during his trips. In the early nineteenth century Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published, a book featuring a ‘mad scientist’ and his experiment gone wrong. This would later become a classic plot line used in many science fiction films....   [tags: creative, future, reader, viewer] 860 words
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The Changing Roles of the Reader and Writer in the Literature - The Changing Roles of the Reader and Writer in the Literature The continuing emergence of innovative writing technologies allows people to express themselves and communicate in countless different ways from years past. With these new technologies comes a change in many of our learning and social traditions. The most important change is the metamorphosis taking place in the online literary world. The line between author and reader has become blurred as more and more technology-driven literature, like hypertext fiction, has become interactive....   [tags: Internet Technology Writing Essays]
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