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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,]

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Building a Foundation and Growing As Readers

- I personally feel the interactive model would be the best choice for myself. In the top-down model, which I would use frequently, is the concept about reading for meaning. Comprehension is important; I feel if a student needs to skip a word or two that they don’t know it would be allowed, as long as they can grasp the meaning of the text. I also love that reading and writing are primarily the mode for instruction. This is useful, and helpful when teaching kids. It allows for repetition and practice of reading and writing....   [tags: Education/Reading]

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Early Identification Of At Risk Readers

- Early identification of at risk Readers. Attempting to properly identify at risk second language readers can be difficult and the screening process can be especially challenging because students are still in the process of acquiring basic second language listening and speaking skills (Bourgoin, 2014b). As a result, the process of identifying at risk readers in EFI is regularly delayed (Canadian Parents for French, 2012; Wise & Chen, 2015) hence, essential interventions are also postponed. L2 learners experiencing reading difficulties have often fallen behind in other academic areas and experience feelings of frustration and failure, which can be attributed to them exiting the program (Bourno...   [tags: French language, Second language]

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Relationship Between Writer And Readers

- Think about the relationship between a writer and his or her readers. A writer lists facts, states his or her opinions, tells stories and pretty much writes about anything their mind can think of. Some people may think that the readers just reads what the writers writes but their relationship is not that simple. Readers do not have to agree with what the writers say, the readers should be able to question, comment, argue and make a note of what the writer is trying to portray to them. Does this statement above sound familiar....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Critical thinking]

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Young Readers And New Creative Non Fiction Writers

- Young readers and new creative non-fiction writers, The fine art of writing is to believe in your own potential and self worth. No one can ever take your courage away from you so embrace your weird, goofy and amazing side. The beauty of writing is to write with full passion, love and grace. Your canvas is the page in front of you, so paint away. Paint it with the truth, your emotions and with integrity. Truth should never be tainted. The words you hold within you are a true form of artistic flow that can never be stopped....   [tags: Emotion, Writing, The Reader, Rhetoric]

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All Readers And Writers Know

- As all readers and writers know, transitions are an essential component to storytelling as they provide the physical shift from section to section. More importantly, if used in the right way a transition can advance the plot itself. Octavia Butler is a master of the transition device in her novel, Kindred as she physically shifts her characters through time and space as well as developing powerful changes in their individual characterizations. While there are a plethora of examples that can be used to demonstrate this, one of the most formidable transitions occurs simultaneously with and within Dana herself....   [tags: English-language films, Time]

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Emily Dickinson's Message to Readers

- Emily Dickinson’s Message to Readers Emily Dickinson was a nineteenth – century American writer whose poems changed the way people perceive poetry. She is one of the most mysterious writers of all times. Her personal life and her works are still the cause of debates and are not fully solved. Her poems are dedicated to life and finding the real truth. Her two poems: “Tell all the truth but tell it slant” and “Much madness is divinest sense” represent Dickinson’s quest to reveal the mystery and truth of life....   [tags: nineteenth century poetry]

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Teaching New Readers Comprehension Strategies

- When teaching new readers comprehension strategies it is important to engage them in the topics (concept). Their attention span is at most 20-30 minutes, so each session should be guided from previous knowledge and advancement of the topic. There should be visual aids as well as other means to draw the students in. With this NOOK application, the students are able to control their learning environment. In entering the application the main menu is presented, it allows the user to select the area in which they want to practice in....   [tags: Education, Question, Answer, Teacher]

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There Are as Many Readings of Othello as There Are Readers.

- There are as many readings of a text as there are readers; Every text has a myriads versions of different critical "readings", such as "Feminist", "Liberal Humanist" or "Deconstructionist" readings depending how each readers perceives its meanings. In each of the readings, the audience is given an ideologically determined text, which incorporates aspects of the original, but rejects or understates other aspects that might contradict these particular readings. In Othello, there are likewise also many different readings, for example, Feminist, Postcolonial and Aristotelian....   [tags: European Literature]

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Writing Techniques That Appeal to Readers

- Writing Techniques That Appeal to Readers Anyone who will be required to write at any time, no matter what the function of the writing, should learn good writing techniques that appeal to readers. Every type of writing should possess something that will draw the reader into the words to make the reader feel that he can relate to what he reads. Many techniques can accomplish this goal of writing. Diction, organization, description, and titles are all key parts of an essay that combine the author's thoughts and teelings in an effective manner....   [tags: Education Teaching Writing Essays]

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The Great Gatsby: The Sympathetic Readers

- The Great Gatsby:   The Sympathetic Readers You can easily become very sympathetic to a character by how the author portrays him or her in a story. In The Great Gatsby the main character is an ostentatious bootlegger who pines for one thing, a married woman. Somehow, the author swindles the reader into being sympathetic for Gatsby throughout the entire novel. Fitzgerald makes the reader compassionate by showing how Gatsby had extravagant parties for anyone who wanted to come, how he struggled to get ahead in life, and how he endeavored for Daisy's love....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Ebook Readers Of The Future

- Knowledge Center analyst J. Gerry Purdy predicts that up to 75 percent of the paper- bound book readers of the world could switch to using eBook readers within 10 years if the eBook readers incorporate certain features. Purdy notes that today people do not use eBook readers over regular paper-bound books because they do not provide the person reading the book with a better reading experience. He describes 15 features he believes eBook readers must have in order for most people to want to use one instead of reading a paper-bound book....   [tags: Technology Digital Book ]

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Comparing Readers and TV Watchers

- Comparing Readers and TV Watchers In today’s society, one needs to be well prepared for the problems they will encounter. One might be offered drugs, or be faced with the decision of whether or not to breakup a friendship. How does one get prepared to deal with these types of situations. Reading books definitely will not help. Sure, one can get background knowledge on just about every topic from a book, but reading will not prepare you to deal with the outside world. Television is the best way to get a grasp of society’s problems at hand....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Dr. Seuss 's ' Use Of Readers '

- Since the beginning of happenings, odd happenings have been happening and happening to every soul who is capable of having a happening happen to them. It is a seemingly agreeable statement that occurrences can be classified as either typical or atypical, and throughout the majority of current history, readers were often given a frame of reality to peer through; any event in a book that exceeded this frame was noted as an odd happening. However, one man introduced a concept to the world that advocated an unusual argument....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Interactive Hypertext for Interactive Readers

- Interactive Hypertext for Interactive Readers With every new advancement in technology the roles of the writer and the roles of the reader are changed; sometimes it is a small change and other times it can be a drastic transformation. In this modern age it seems the role that the reader or the audience plays is shifting significantly. I don’t think there has ever been a point in history where there was as much interactivity as there is currently. The main reason for this change in the reader’s role is the rapidly growing amount of hypertext being used....   [tags: Hypertext Internet Reading Essays]

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Building Lifelong Readers : Do Reward Systems Help?

- Summary In the article, “Building Lifelong Readers: Do Reward Systems Help?,” Liana Heitin discusses whether reward systems help make students into readers. The article begins by Ms. Heitin stumbling upon an article written by developmental psychologist Daniel Willingham. In his article Mr. Willingham states his negative opinion on the subject matter providing examples of why rewards may not be the answer in developing readers. He states that there is too much emphasis being placed on the quantity of books being read rather than focusing on ways to encourage reading for pleasure....   [tags: Reward system, Brain stimulation reward]

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I Have Gained A Better Understanding Of Emerging Readers

- Reflection Through this experience I believe that I have gained a better understanding of emerging readers. I had the chance to complete these assessments with two dyslexic students. My initial expectation for these students is that they would be a little more of emergent readers than the average students their age. My students were very eager to answer the questions to the best of their abilities. They didn’t complain or want to give up at any point. The younger, more emergent, reader took a lot longer to get through the different sections....   [tags: Question, Sentence, Educational psychology, Word]

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Types of Decoding Interventions for Slow Progress Readers

- This paper is to review from articles of recent studies examining the two components of the simple view of reading, which are decoding and linguistic comprehension which shows a relationship to slow progress readers. The simple view of reading was to show how reading disabilities are the results from deficiencies in decoding, linguistic comprehension, as explained by the research in these articles. The research had clearly shown that slow progress student readers had presented deficits in decoding and linguistic comprehension skills, and can benefit from early decoding and linguistic comprehension interventions....   [tags: article review paper]

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John Green Makes and Impact on His Readers

- The best authors make an impact on their readers, and John Green is defiantly one of those types of authors. John Green is a New York Times bestselling author. With four books currently published, and a movie coming out in June, he has slowly become one of the most known authors within teenagers today. Aside from being an author, John and his brother created a YouTube channel called vlogbrothers which has recently reached over a million subscribers. He’s also traveled all over the world finding things to write his award winning novels about....   [tags: author, communication, books]

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Good Readers and Good Writers: Critical Reading Journal

- What makes a good writer. More importantly; what makes a good reader. It’s the critical examination skills that Vladimir Nabokov pushes for as well as a good imagination. And don’t forget a good dictionary. Nabokov argues that to be a good reader no preconceptions should have been made upon entering into a new text. He feels that it is insulting to the author when readers limit the world created by the author through their prior generalizations. But forming ideas prior to analyzing something is an important skill used in many subject areas; so why not reading....   [tags: writing, reading, Vladimir Nabokov, ]

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Readers Interpretation Of A Dead Women 's Secrets

- Readers Interpretation of “A Dead Women’s Secrets” Guy De Maupassant was French writer who wrote many short stories. Maupassant was also a poet, novel writer, and travel book writer (Literature network). He is considered to be one of the greatest short story-writers in France. His biography describes the sense of emotion he puts in his stories related to his suffering in life. Many of his short stories, relate to everyday life in France during the 1800’s (Literature network). The way the author wrote his stories shows his humor, and good flow to the story which reveals a lot about his personality....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant, Short story, Boule de Suif]

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Ethan Frome Readers Response

- Ethan Frome Readers Response I thought the novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton was one of the best books that I have ever read. When I started reading the book I thought that it would be about the accident that Ethan experienced instead of the incidents behind it. The novel is also well written, Edith Wharton did a fine job writing a book that I never wanted to put down. I felt as though the story was being told to me and that I actually knew Ethan and Mattie. As well I enjoyed the way that Edith Wharton used a lot of adjectives to make the scenes and story come alive, for example in the end of the story during the sledding scene I actually felt as though I was on the sled with Ethan and M...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Frankenstein-value for modern readers

- Frankenstein-value for modern readers Mary Shelley’s text, Frankenstein is a text, which is highly regarded in today’s society for its outstanding literary worth. However, the text as it was seen during the time of Shelley and its appearance and appeal today, most certainly differ. The most significant difference is that over a hundred years ago, the text was seen as a popular text, our modern day Simpsons, if you like. Conversely, today it appeals to the cannon of high culture. Its gradual change over time has been based on a number of deciding factors....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Thesis Statement : Readers, A Sense Of Personal Growth When Thinking Critically About Stories

- Thesis Statement: Readers achieve a sense of personal growth when thinking critically about stories. Point 1: Writing down why-questions to answer helps someone think about a story as a whole. In order to figure out what is puzzling in the story, one must reread sections in order to find parts that do not make sense. When reading the three stories from Madagascar, readers could come up with a why-based question to help interpret the stories. In the second story, the readers wonder, “Why did God call the zebus, rather than some other animal?” God called the zebus because they are special, and no one on earth is allowed to kill them....   [tags: Meaning of life, The Reader, Question, Reader]

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Reaction of Readers to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

- In your view, how do you think that Mary Shelley wanted her readers to respond to the character of Frankenstein. Justify your response by use of quotation and close reference to the text and relevant background information. Written by Mary Shelley in 1816, the book ‘Frankenstein’ – subtitled ‘The Modern Prometheus’ – was in many ways ahead of its time. When it was first published in 1818, Mary Shelley was using her husband’s name. It was unheard of in those days, for a woman to write literature of this sort....   [tags: English Literature]

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How Newsweek Attracts Its Readers

- How Newsweek Attracts Its Readers The media communicates to its target audiences by applying certain signifiers in order to create meaning. These signifiers include photographs, language, etc. Using my example of the Newsweek magazine front cover I shall tell you how this magazine attracts its reader and I will discuss the composition of the front cover in relation to this. Newsweek is an international magazine that focuses on current affairs and the media. It is serious in language....   [tags: Papers]

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Print Books vs. E-Readers: An Apples-to-Apples Comparison

- ... The tactile experience of the reader is worlds apart, as readers of print books must turn the printed page by hand every time, in the process engaging their sense of touch, whereas readers of eBooks only interact with an e-reader’s buttons or touchscreen. The electronic components of e-readers have no variation in texture of feel, and do not engage the reader’s senses in the same way as print books, which are printed on many different kinds of paper with varying aesthetic and sensory qualities....   [tags: book formats and technology]

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The Challenge School Librarians Is Creating Male Readers, Regardless Of Age Or School Setting

- One of the perennial challenges school librarians is creating male readers, regardless of age or school setting. However, in today’s increasingly fast-paced society, it is particularly hard to reach adolescent males with the gospel of reading. Many of them have been scarred by years of painful reading experiences in school, weakened by little to no exposure to print and meaningful literary experiences outside of it, and a distracted by a plethora of extracurricular activities and entertainment alternatives that knock recreational reading several notches down their priority lists....   [tags: African American, Black people]

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Books Prevail : Schools Should Not Replace Them With E Readers

- Paper Books Prevail: Schools Should not Replace Them With E-readers Reading is amazing in many different ways. It reduces stress, introduces new vocabulary and ideas, entertains, prevents mental decline, and teaches the reader certain skills or attributes. In the past decade, the E-reader (also referred to as an E-book reader or E-book device) has rapidly gained popularity. Merriam Webster online defines an E-reader as “a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading E-books and similar material.” Similarly, an E-book is a book that is read electronically....   [tags: E-book, Book, E Ink, Computer vision syndrome]

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How the Houson Chronicle Forces Readers to Think About the Educational Agenda in Texas

- ... The framing is narrow because it does not speak to the achievements of the other economic groups or private schools. The framing is important though because instead of being able to shrug off a few bad numbers with a group of good ones the articles focus only on the lower numbers that affect this one socio-economic group. All of the articles follow a similar path in that they prime the reader by discussing the issue and then develop the story into what is currently being done here and elsewhere....   [tags: socio-economic, articles, opinions]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Effect of Point Of View on the Readers Response

- The American classic, The Great Gatsby (1925) by F. Scott Fitzgerald, utilises point of view to manipulate and shape the readers response to ideas embodied by the characters and events. The novels events are recalled and filtered through the consciousness of its peripheral narrator, Nick Carraway, a young Yale graduate. The Great Gatsby is about Jay Gatsby, a poor man who is unable to move past Daisy’s rejection and how he devotes his life to changing the past, by acquiring wealth and status. The point of view of the novel is a critical narrative technique; this is told through Carraway’s first person retrospective narration....   [tags: class dichotomy, carraway]

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Theme Of Appearance Versus Reality On The Mind Of The Readers By Margaret Atwood

- The images of pretence, disease, decay and corruption in Hamlet is used to paint vivid images in the mind of the readers. Margaret Atwood uses imagery in her poem Boat song to further the theme of appearance versus reality, and this can also be seen in the use of the images of disease and decay and its relation to the theme. Hamlet was set in a time in which this theme was a part of the rules by which society was set. Shakespeare uses the theme of appearance versus reality to support the imagery in his works....   [tags: Characters in Hamlet, Hamlet, Ghost, Gertrude]

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Carl Sandburg and Robert Frost's Ability to Connect with Poetry Readers

- When you think of poetry what comes to mind. Do you think of the abstract thoughts of Emily Dickinson, the intense illusions of T.S. Elliot, or the vengeful stories of Sylvia Plath. Most people do think of poetry’s complexities and think that it does not relate to them because they cannot understand the meanings of the poetry. On the other side of things, there are poets who write goofy rhymes to make people laugh such as Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. While it is easy to understand these goofy poems, they do not really relate to real-life....   [tags: poems, poets]

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Shocking Principles Terrifified Victorian Readers in The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde

- ... The prosperous used their positions of power to exploit the poorer citizens of society, but despite their superiority, they still felt threatened by the poor’s’ close proximity. Stevenson uses location effectively to represent the duplicity of one’s nature. For example, the front entrance of Dr Jekyll’s house is traditionally Victorian, but the back entrance, used by the troglodytic character of Hyde, is depicted to have ‘marks of prolonged and sordid negligence’, representing the dishonourable actions taking place inside the house....   [tags: london, wealth, evil]

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Being Exposed to Racism in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn

- In the book, Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, there are many opinions on the idea of racism throughout the book and if people, especially young readers, should be exposed to it. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been considered as one of Mark Twain’s finest piece of works. The main characters in the book include Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, and Jim. The book tells a story about Huck Finn who grows up as the son of a drunken father. He then decides to run away into the middle of the Mississippi River to a place called Jackson’s island....   [tags: slave, prejudice, readers]

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Book Censorship in American High Schools

- Censorship in American High Schools Book banning has a long history and has made both positive and negative impact on readers. People have been trying to stop books from being banned, but there are also people that are trying to ban books to protect their children. Many books have been challenged and even banned because of the “inappropriate” content the books contain such as profanity. Books have started to get censored since the 1500’s and has threatened many cultures. The people who ban and censor books think that they are protecting the readers from the information, but it is secluding the readers from getting more ideas....   [tags: book banning, readers, protection]

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Ancient Greece: Interpreting Herodotus and Thucydides

- Interpreting Herodotus and Thucydides Through the Context of an Intended Audience Our perspectives on historical events in Ancient Greece are heavily reliant on the context and explanations given by chroniclers and early historians of antiquity. It is easily forgotten that these texts were written for an ancient reader base, and that a reading over two thousand years later was of secondary consequence to their authors. For this essay, I will explore the motivations of early historians through their early intended audiences....   [tags: polybus, historians. ancient readers]

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The Catcher In the Rye, Banned For a Reason

- ... Another way the book can negatively influence its young readers is through its prominent usage of profane and slang words. There are many examples of inappropriate words being used by the main character alone. “Game, my ass. and “I don’t give a damn,” are about as child-friendly as it gets. The book also encounters the words: sonuvaitch, bastard, crap, god damn, Jesus, Christ-sake, and more. The F-word is also mentioned six times in the book. Many people wonder that since the average adolescent uses roughly 80 to 90 swear words a day, why should it matter that they read about them....   [tags: negative influence for young readers]

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The History of the Term Academy Explained in “Academies of Art; Past and Present” by Nikolaus

- ... In fifteenth and sixteenth century the term was changed for the groups formed under the influence of various personalities. In seventieth century Cicero’s villa got the name of academy which was another development. In Greece humanists widened the term and used it for a philosophical system. The word ‘academy’ was also used for the learned friends of the well-known poets and artists. In Italy the term was also used for the Platonic philosophy, Aristotelian philosophy and a number of other sets of ideas....   [tags: scholors, readers, greek]

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Ode to the West Wind by PB Shelley : The Role of The Poet

- The Role of the Poet in Ode to the West Wind The poem “Ode to the West Wind” by PB Shelley is a “highly thought provoking poem” (Rajasekharuni.) that makes the readers think about what makes life pleasant and unpleasant. The speaker in the poem tells that the answer lies “in the attitude of the liver” (Rajasekharuni). As humans, we find the cycle of seasons as natural but complain when we have to endure good and bad times. We do not see the course of the natural world in the same way as we see changes such as revolutions and war....   [tags: provoking poem, pleasant, readers]

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Conan Doyle's the Adventure Of The Speckled Band and Victorian Readers

- INTRODUCTION The Victorian era, a time of change in industry, education and family life brought us the famous Conan Doyle detective - Sherlock Holmes. At a point in history where wealth, media and intelligence were becoming more and more prominent in British society the mystery genre became as popular as today's soaps. Doyle's crime formula could be described as a masterpiece, his stories always involving the same fundamental factors that kept his readers hooked. These factors can be seen in The Adventures of the Speckled Band, Helen Stoner the helpless victim, Doctor Roylott the clever villain, a thorough investigation carried out by Holmes followed by a deduction, and a serving of justice...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Essay on Black Readers of Their Eyes Were Watching God

- The Enraged Black Readers of Their Eyes Were Watching God      Although Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God is a widely read novel today, that wasn't always the case. When her novel was first published, many black readers were enraged. It wasn't until the early seventies when Hurston's novel was rediscovered. What aspects of the novel enraged the readers so that it would be forgotten for more than thirty years.   One of the most important aspects of the novel that enraged the black readers was Hurston's portrayal of the white people....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God Essays]

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Readers Find Simple Faith in Karon's Books

- Readers Find Simple Faith in Karon's Books Since 1994 Jan Karon's Mitford series of novels has sold more than three million copies, with the latest, A New Song, occupying the number one position on's list during the last week of April this year (Jones 71). The Mitford books focus on inspirational stories, spiritual themes, and small town humor. Readers identify with the realistic characters in the stories. Rogene Kellar, 83, in a Newsweek article said she has read each book four times....   [tags: Jan Karon's Mitford Essays]

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How Mary Shelley Influences the Readers Reaction to the Creature

- How Mary Shelley Influences the Readers Reaction to the Creature When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1816, it was the birth of a new genre – the creation of a being, sci-fi at its earliest. Frankenstein’s creature, the concept way ahead of its time but a terrifying thought to its first audiences. In the following pages I will be discussing how Mary Shelley influences the readers reaction to the creature, I will be viewing the context of her writing, the way she portrays her view of what it means to be human, the anticipation of the creature’s coming to life, and the language Walton and Frankenstein use to describe the creature....   [tags: Mary Shelley Frankenstein Essays]

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Three Readers Response to The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

- Three Readers Response to "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin My belief on marriage is a sacred vow taken by two people which joins them in union. Most people carry the belief that marriage should occur only when two people are in love; although this belief is common it is not always the case and people marry for a variety of reasons. In the short story "The Story of an Hour" Kate Chopin suggests that in the case of Mrs. Mallard and Mr. Mallard, love was not a deciding factor for their reason to get married....   [tags: The Story of an Hour Kate Chopin]

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John Keats techniques to evoke the readers senses

- John Keats techniques to evoke the readers senses Question: Examine various techniques a poet can use to evoke reader response to a subject in reference to two or more poems Answer: John Keats uses various techniques in his compositions to evoke a reader’s response to his theme. In Keats’s poem, “On first looking into Chapman’s Homer” depicts Keats’s emotions and feelings after being read Chapman’s Elizabethan translation of the Odyssey. To show the magnitude of his delight, Keats compares his feelings to those of many explorers, who discover the wonders of the world and universe....   [tags: essays papers]

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How Plot, Setting and Characters Influence Readers Response

- How Plot, Setting and Characters Influence Readers Response The writer of a fiction text uses plot, setting and characters to create imagery and influence the reader's response to how the author wishes the reader to perceive a situation. This can be done through many methods, which include detailed descriptions of any settings, detail of weather, characters stereotypical of society and colour association. In the novel "Lord of the Flies" careful attention is payed to the way the in depth descriptions of the island was used to create imagery and pursuade the readers response....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Engaging the Readers Interest and Imagination in The Speckled Band

- How does Conan Doyle Engage the Readers Interest and imagination in The Speckled Band The Speckled Band is a story written by Conan Doyle, and is based on the famous detective; Sherlock Holmes. It is a very exciting story, and is filled with many twists and turns. Conan Doyle uses many techniques to make this an interesting and exciting story throughout. I decided to write about it because I thought that it was very cleverly written and because the characters were very intriguing and entertaining....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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A Readers Guide To The Catcher In The Rye

- A Reader’s Guide to The Catcher in the Rye Though J.D. Salinger’s book, The Catcher in the Rye, has served as a major controversial element of fiction within our reading society, it does, in fact, contain another side to the story. Holden Caulfield, who is sixteen, has just flunked out of another boarding school that his parents have sent him to. It seems that he has become very experienced in failing courses. The only classes that he manages to pass are the ones that repeat the same teaching material that he has previously learned in another school....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Barnes and Noble

- The local Barnes and Noble on Veterans Boulevard houses a host of fascinating characters, creating a museum of people for the watchful reader who, seated in a plush chair in the corner of the store, can occasionally look up from his book and shoot curious glances at the people surrounding him. As customers, browsers, readers, and studiers walk through the double doors of the book lover’s haven, the seated observer can watch each individual move towards his task, whether it is simply browsing the countless shelves of the store for an interesting find or selecting an assortment of magazines with which to waste time in the company of his Starbucks coffee....   [tags: Book Store, Readers, Cafe]

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The Quiet American

- Lois T. Stover (2001), a prominent academic in the field of young adult literature, states that, "Good young adult literature deals with the themes and issues that mirror the concerns of society out of which it is produced.” Graham Greene's novel, The Quiet American, complexly reflects upon the role of bystanders in society, who resort to apathy in difficult circumstances which do not affect them. Through the character of Fowler, the novel demonstrates that no one can remain uninvolved because his or her morals or feelings will inevitably be impacted by events around them....   [tags: young adult readers, message]

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A critique of Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison

- For the purpose of research and measurement of the scholars interpretive analysis skills, the scholar has chosen to critique work by Ralph Ellison entitled “Battle Royal”. In this paper, one will find what it means to be invisible. I argue from two different perspectives regarding who is invisible in the novel, and to whom those revealed persons are invisible to. Revealed will also be themes discovered throughout the story along with the authors use of irony that’s revealed in the work. In this work one will find supporting text from scholars who have taken issue with stereotyping, race relations in society along with one’s who have also critiqued Ellison’s work....   [tags: invisible man, self-discovery, readers]

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J.K. Rowling's Use of Literary Devices to Teach Skepticism to Her Readers in Harry Potter Books

- J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has become one of the most popular children’s series in the world over the past decade. Through these books children and young adults alike have delved into a fantastical world in which they explored the problems that their protagonist, Harry Potter, has faced. In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, the sixth book of the Harry Potter series, Harry dealt with the challenge of proving to his peers and professors that Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape were no longer trustworthy....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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How James Joyce Challenges His Readers in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake

- How James Joyce Challenges His Readers in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake      In the history of written literature, it is difficult not to notice the authors who expand their reader's style and manner of reading. Some write in  an unusual syntax which forces the reader to utilize new methods of looking at a language; others employ lengthy allusions which oblige the reader to study the same works the author drew from in order to more fully comprehend the text. Some authors use ingenious and complicated plots which warrant several readings to be understood....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]

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Comparing How Advertisements Use Language and Presentation to Persuade Readers to Buy Cars

- In this capitalist society people are persuaded by advertisers to consume products which are not even needed. Companies need people to consume in order for the economy to flourish. People who already have cars which still perform well do not really require the replacement of a further one. Cars are pretty similar to one another; all cars have one principle in their manufacture which is to move from one place to another (transport). The difference which divides the cars in groups is the engine size, colour/finish, gadgetry etc....   [tags: Papers]

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How Does Stevenson Intend His Readers to Respond to Dr Jekyll and Mr

- How Does Stevenson Intend His Readers to Respond to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. What Methods Does He Use to Bring About These Responses. Robert Lewis (later changed to ‘Louis’) Stevenson was born in Edinburgh November 13th 1850, into an engineering family. Although he had been plagued with illness all his life, after inheriting tuberculosis from his mother, he enrolled at Edinburgh University to study engineering, to follow in his successful father’s footsteps. However he abandoned that road of studies and swapped to law, where he ‘passed advocate,’ although he had the education to practise law he did not follow that either, because by this time he had realised that he could and would write inste...   [tags: English Literature]

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How Dickens Makes Readers Aware of Poverty in A Christmas Carol

- Explore how Dickens makes his readers aware of poverty in A Christmas Carol One of the major themes in "A Christmas Carol" was Dickens' observations of the plight of the children of London's poor and the poverty that the poor had to endure. Dickens causes the reader to be aware of poverty by the use and type of language he uses. He uses similes and metaphors to establish clear and vivid images of the characters who are used to portray his message. Dickens describes his characters like caricatures....   [tags: English Literature]

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Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room - Jacob Flanders, Many Things to Many Readers

- Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room - Jacob Flanders, Many Things to Many Readers Listless is the air in an empty room, just swelling the curtain; the flowers in the jar shift. One fibre in the wicker arm- chair creaks, though no one sits there. - Jacob's Room The year 1922 marks the beginning of High Modernism with the publications of T. S. Eliot's The Wasteland, James Joyce's Ulysses, and Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room. Woolf's novel, only her third, is not generally afforded the iconic worship and critical praise so often attached to those works of her most famous male contemporaries....   [tags: Jacob's Room Essays]

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The Effect of Dual Narration by Michael Frayn on the Readers Understanding of the Text

- The Effect of Dual Narration by Michael Frayn on the Readers Understanding of the Text Michael Frayn has a unique way of writing the Novel ‘Spies’. Stephen is a character, which can relate to any reader at any perspective because Frayn has written the Novel in such a way that Frayn can expose emotions and feelings. He uses dual narration to bring out ideas and personal reflections using an adult Stephen and a younger Stephen. This dual narration is very effective, it conveys the thoughts of both adult Stephen and younger Stephen....   [tags: Papers]

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How Elizabeth Gaskell Manipulates the Readers Feelings in The Half Brothers

- How Elizabeth Gaskell Manipulates the Readers Feelings in The Half Brothers 'The Half-Brothers" is a story written in the mid-1900's by a middle-class Victorian writer called Elizabeth Gaskell. She has a strong moral interest in the difficulties of poor people who lived in abject poverty. This is what inspired her to write stories such as "The Half-Brothers". Some of her characters in this short story are described in such a way as to provoke sympathy and admiration for them from the reader. However other characters have much more depth to them and are more complicated....   [tags: The Half Brothers Elizabeth Gaskell Essays]

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e-Books: Reading Environmentally

- ... Not only that, once the books or library shelves are damaged, they can be easily recycle because they are generally all paper. Finally, the author gave some advice for reading environmentally. As an illustration, we can borrow some books from the downtown, and return them to the library we are near after finishing them. What’s more, the sustainable way to read is going to the good old fashioned public library. Nowadays, a lot of libraries, take the case of that The Sierra Club Green House, also asserted “reduce, reuse, and recycle”....   [tags: e-readers vs paper books]

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What Readers Can Learn From Reading The Hunger Games

- ... The reader can tell Katniss tries very hard to cut the wasps because she explains, “I take a deep breath grip the knife handle and bear down as hard as I can.” Although she is hurt by some of the wasps, she still keeps cutting as best as she can. In addition, the conflict between Katniss& Peeta and Cato is another important plot that shows they make great effort. For example, the reader can tell Peeta is held as a hostage by Cato because Cato says, “Shoot me and he goes down with me” (Collins 336)....   [tags: Katniss and Peeta, plot, personality traits]

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Analysis

- Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” tap’s into young readers anxieties by opening their imagination to new thoughts of possible events that they might experience in the future. Dahl uses Charlie Bucket, the main character as the hero of the story, and arguably a role model for young readers, to portray the life of a poor child who is not blessed with all the things that he wants, because of his economical situation. In this critical paper, I will argue how Charlie Bucket’ character can be considered a role model/ hero for young readers....   [tags: charlie bucket, roald dahl, young readers]

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Tablets Should Be Used in All Classrooms

- For instance, groups from the Notre Dame University, used iPads to collaborate and save files. After the seven week study some of the college students had used the tablets for textbooks and other uses that were not expected. Notre Dame University worked on projects using iPads to brainstorm and saved the results on an outline storage app called Dropbox. The group members can simply view the files without emailing (Woyke 1). The study’s original idea was to use the iPads as e-readers instead of regular textbooks (Wokye 1)....   [tags: ipads, e-books, tablets, digital readers]

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Benjamin Harshav's Language in Time of Revolution: Hebrew and Yiddish

- Benjamin Harshav’s “Language in Time of Revolution” teaches the reader that social factors, historical factors, willpower, and accidents of history brought back and revived the Hebrew and Yiddish language. This was important because it created the base for a new, secular Jewish society and culture to emerge again with their own language and a new social identity. This new social identity meant that there was a nationalistic movement toward having a common language, literature, and cultural heritage....   [tags: teachers, readers, cultures]

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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

- The title of a novel can be one of the most powerful aspects of a book. For instance, when a reader reads the title The Sun Also Rises, written by Ernest Hemingway, the reader is able to understand that the title of the novel is connected directly to the message that the author is attempting to convey. The title later brings forth much more significance towards the very end of the novel when the reader pauses and contemplates Hemingway’s motives. The title The Sun Also Rises has the ability to stimulate deep thought within a reader, thus forcing the reader to grasp a higher level of thinking in order to understand the true meaning of the book....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Titles, Readers]

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The Aeneid by Vergil

- The Aeneid by Vergil is a story with multiple facets. It’s a story of love, loss, identity, war, social and class structures, and most importantly, fama. In fact, I would argue that the rest of the facets can fall under the giant overarching idea of fama. I have avoided translating the latin directly in this past few sentence because the ambiguity is important to the story. The word itself has three different facets, three definitions, all of which are represented in the story. Fama is used to represent “rumor” personified, “fame” in relation to Aeneas, and negative “reputation” of Aeneas in Dido’s eyes....   [tags: fama, readers, love]

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Kenneth Oppel’s Half Brother and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants

- Animals are frequently used in literature to capture the reader’s attention and cause them to fall in love with the featured creature. In such cases, whether or not they talk, grant wishes, or save the day, the work is better remembered for the unforgettable creatures that will remain in the hearts of the audience forever. This featuring of animals is prominent in Kenneth Oppel’s Half Brother and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants. Both authors have incorporated the use of dynamic animal characters into their stories to contrast their main characters....   [tags: Animals in Literature, Literary Analysis. Readers]

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Does Phyllis Wheatley use religious references to warn her readers about slavery and sin and its repercussions?

- Does Phyllis Wheatley use religious references to warn her readers about slavery and sin and its repercussions. Throughout the poem, “To the University of Cambridge, in New England”, Phyllis Wheatley suggest that she accepted the colonial idea of slavery, by first describing her captivity, even though this poem has a subversive double meaning that has sent an anti-slavery message. Wheatley’s choice of words indicates that her directed audience was educated at a sophisticated level because of the language chosen....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fitzgerald’s Field of Infinite Daisies

- In his documentary How to Grow a Band musical prodigy Chris Thile states, “What makes a great artist, is his or her ability to challenge their audience, because no matter what there will always be an underlying fear to underestimate them.” This is an area not overly discussed in literary analysis, however it’s a dominating factor that defines what we read. Somewhere between creating a passive audience and completely losing them, there is a delicate equilibrium. It’s this ability to challenge your audience that separates the entreating from the captivating....   [tags: audience, readers, coomunication through writing]

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Card readers

- 1. OPEN EEPROM Just what it means - open a saved EEPROM image 2. SAVE AS This has 3 options (different ways to save the image of the card) a. NORMAL HEX b. ASCII ENCODED HEX c. BIN FILE 3. VIEW This has 5 options:. a. ATR INFO- this is a break down of what is in the ATR of your card b. HU MAP- this is a map of where different data is at on the hu image. c. TIER DATA- is the data from the different tiers on the card d. EEPROM DUMP- is what you see after you read the card and then pull it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Case Study of a Second Grade Student

- ... was the spelling inventory assessment. For this assessment, I gave J.R. a simple spelling test. I would say the word to her and include the word in a sentence. As I did this, J.R. wrote the words down. This assessment was given to see if J.R. could hear and write the constants (initial and final), the short vowels, digraphs, blends, and common long vowels that appear in the words that were given. This was one of the assessments that J.R. struggled with. She spelled most of the words wrong and she had trouble identifying digraphs and blends in words....   [tags: early readers and writers]

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Family Ties in Alden Bell’s The Reapers are the Angels

- In Alden Bell’s The Reapers are the Angels, the family unit persists in the face of a zombie apocalypse. Although not seemingly normal, nor resembling the quintessential nuclear family, the idea of family is very present throughout Temple’s journey. Most families of this post-apocalyptic world operate under a strong sense of denial; a hope that the old world will seep through the seams of the nightmare that sadly is reality. They desperately grasp at traditions of the past with confidence that someday the universe will revert back to its previous state....   [tags: The Reapers are the Angels]

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The Importance Of A Good Reader, An Expert Reader

- We should begin with what it means to be a good reader, an expert reader. Think about your own reading experience. Remember reading and your head pops up and you realize that 3 hours have passed, in another time and place, and you even missed an all-important appointment. You look around, then dive back into that world, the people, the events of your reading. You first read for plot, but then you are seduced into the book’s world, as you become immersed in a place that may not even be found on a globe—and in that world that is you....   [tags: The Reader, Reader, Dropout, Kate Winslet]

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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]

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Different Ideas And Perspectives Of A Good Reader

- “Your assumptions are your windows of the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or else the light won’t come in.” (George Bernard Shaw) The idea of being able to “think outside of the box” is commonly used that it seems to have lost its meaning. But, in a sense, it’s the easiest way to teach people to be open to different ideas and opinions. Being open to different ideas and perspectives helps one develop analytical skills. Good readers exemplify my characteristics that can not only be learned but that can be developed....   [tags: The Reader, Reader, Writing]

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The Reader Response Critical School

- The Reader-Response critical school focuses on the participation of the reader with the text and how her participation in the reading process affects a discussion of the text’s meanings. Though critics within the school lie on a spectrum with extremes that define the reader as passive or active, all can agree, the reader is integral to the reading process. The latter see readers as active creators of meaning (Staton 351). David Bleich falls on this end of the spectrum and his work underscores the subjectivity of critical interpretation by discussing that, the “observer is always part of what is being observed” (201)....   [tags: The Reader, Mind, Literary theory, Reader]

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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 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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Literary Works Commands The Reader

- When I first started this semester I felt and truly believed the actual text itself is has much more importance than the author’s intentions. I also felt the reader’s response had very little value. I went to school in California. My last English teacher had put a great emphasis on the text itself. As I was taught the words themselves hold all the power. I felt the author’s intentions were merely not important. It was okay if a reader misconstrued what the author had intended for his or her audience....   [tags: Literary criticism, Literary theory, New Criticism]

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