How To Read Literature Like A Professor By Thomas C. Foster

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Thomas C. Foster states in his book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, that there are three main items to understanding literature. The first item is memory; Memory helps a reader connect works of literature with other experiences as a way of possibly better understating the writing at hand. Symbolism is the second item noted by Foster. Symbolism can be used to open a readers mind to the big picture being painted. Not all works of literature are as complicated, as to where symbolism is splattered through the pages. Most classics, such as A Tale of Two Cities, though can be known to tell the reader a deeper story. The spilt wine in the road that the villagers swarm to drink up is not just wine, but a symbol of blood. The wine will cause
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