A Decline In Reading Dana Gioia Analysis

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In this essay the author, Dana Gioia, discusses his opinion on the effect of a decline in reading. Gioia starts by introducing his topic and than giving his theme statement. Now we all know his purpose for the article. He begins his explanation by discussing the development of a young adults mind. The theme of reading being important to young adult’s, seems to flow through this piece. “That individual at a time of crucial intellectual and emotional development bypass the joys and challenges of literature is a troubling trend.” It makes the reader consider if they are lacking some sort of skill from not reading. Gioia added quotes from a magazine, sharing a common belief. “When asked what kind of talents they like to see in management positions,

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