Analysis Of How To Read Literature Like A Professor For Kids By Thomas C. Foster

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There are many factors in a story that makes a story more interesting and fun. The book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor for Kids by Thomas C. Foster, introduces some that help readers make a joyful experience while reading. A few important and essential factors are symbolism, having only one story, and little details. Symbolism is very important to novels. It expands our creativity and imagination. Readers give writers all credits for creativity and imagination when “reading is also an event of the imagination. The creativity of the reader meets that of the writer and in that meeting we puzzle out what he means, or what we understand he means” (65). Symbolism is essential to novels. By expanding our creativity and imagination, every reader has a different experience when reading the same book. When reading stories there are many similarities readers begin to notice, such as a character, a journey, or a plot twist. Readers notice these similarities because there “is only one story. Ever. One. It’s always been going on and it’s everywhere around us and every story you’ve ever read or heard of or watched is part of it” (27). Every similarity readers notice all lead to one story. These resemblances and similarities are important because they help readers get a better…show more content…
These components really do make a big difference in reading. Though most of the three elements only seem to just help readers understand novels, they still create a little excitement in readers knowing that they revealed something that normal readers probably will never notice, or as Thomas C. Foster says, “the aha factor” (81). The excitement readers get from these essential factors makes books more enjoyable and improves knowledge. Though this excitement may be small, it makes a huge difference of joy when reading
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