Thomas Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor, is a thought provoking guide to reading literature. This book helps with understanding the “language of reading” and the importance of details. Foster opens up a new side of literature where rather than reading emotionally, you dig deeper into the grammar of the literary work to discover the true meaning. How to Read Literature Like a Professor, is beneficial when reading any kind of literary work. It explains the particular “set of conventions and patterns, codes and rules” (Foster xxv) used when dealing with literary works.
You increase your vocabulary, your inspiration, your imagination and your empathy. You can learn to treat and understand the people better. Fiction books are great entertainment a a personal growth source. I also agree with Neil Gainman about the libraries and librarians. I rather read physical books than ebooks.
They add depth by providing people or objects that mean something, which builds onto making the literature memorable. Symbols create imagery through the person’s or object’s meaning, for example, calling Mr. Lidner the devil creates a negative connotation about his character before one even starts reading, even though the reader knows very little background about Mr. Lidner. Pattern makes a story or plot predictable, making the story easier to read. There has been a time where my appreciation of the work was enhanced by understanding: The Percy Jackson series. Since I knew about and understood greek mythology, I really enjoyed the series because of how they incorporated many aspects of the mythology and added an enjoyable twist to the already known story of the Greek gods.
Like Edmund Wilson says, “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” This quote gives the reader an idea of when one reads a book, it allows one to look at every little thing of a bigger world and that can open up their imaginations and ideas. By reading, one can recognize more about what others are thinking or feeling, enriches one’s imagination, which advantages them to socialize in a wider range. Chiefly, reading can make one think more about their country’s society. Reading allows one to understand deeply of what others are thinking or feeling, and develop their ability to imagine various ideas. In the article, “Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy,” written by Julianne Chiaet, she uses a tone
I hoped to let the reader understand my memories using a creative way, and how each one of them has impacted my life in some way. Yes, I have achieved in letting the reader understand my memories in a creative way, this is by using show vs tell and some adjectives, but I still think that I could have done better in achieving these things. I was recommended to use more adjectives and ‘show vs tell’ by my english teacher. The recommendations helped me a lot because I was able to edit my work and read through it, and understand my
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Book genres are helpful ways of categorizing diverse author styles and methods of writing. Specific subjects like the Dust Bowl can be written is many ways, but they all have the same ability to reach the reader’s imagination and provide them with knowledge. While non-fiction books use straight forward facts and details while fiction describes the feelings and hardship, both can cause an emotional response from the reader. By braking down stories such as The Storm in the Barn, The Year of Dust, Out of the Dust, and Children of the Dust Bowl we as readers get an idea of how author’s use the genre methods to aid their stories. Despite the many differences in genre techniques in historical fiction and historical non-fiction, they have similar
The Rogue Reader-Blog- Inspire your self in writing and reading books Wants to gain your knowledge? Come out on your comfort zone, explore the world of reading and writing. Rogue Reader believe that reading and writing are not just a hobby, it will inspire you on your daily basis in life. Reading different kinds of books and articles can change your point of view in life. This is why lots of people are love to read books.
Using his writer’s craft, he made it easy. Adding symbolism and writer’s craft to this book gives the book more depth and causes the reader to think and use imagination for some things. George Orwell leaves the reader with unanswered questions. This makes it a college bound book. The readers of this novel must read critically and add their own spin and thoughts to the book.
Reading fiction helps a reader develop empathy, allows a reader to explore different viewpoints and helps the reader to learn social skills. One of the most powerful effects of a fiction story is its ability to make people empathize with its characters. When reading a fiction story, the reader has been following the conflict and has witnessed the effect of the conflict on the character and are therefore more empathic