The frontal lobe of your neocortex is handling with meaning of the text and working to relate what you are reading with your prior knowledge. Even if you reading this text silently your temporal lobe is also active now. It is the area of the brain which deals with reading sounds. It is active as if you are listening to somebody speaking. However, he says that it is impossible to describe what exactly happening in the cellular level in the brain, Wren suggests that the reading process is divided into three main levels
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.
In How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas C. Foster teaches readers the meanings behind commonly used symbols, themes, and motifs. Many readers of all ages use this book as a guide to understanding messages and deeper meanings hidden in novels. The deeper literary meanings of various symbols in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale are explained in How to Read Literature Like a Professor. By using Foster’s book, readers can better understand the symbols in The Handmaid’s Tale. In Atwood’s novel, symbolisms of sex, flowers, and color add to the development of the novel and the deeper meaning of the plot.
How to Read Literature Like a Professor is a book that shows numerous ways and strategies to understand what their reading. Each chapter shows examples from books and use of literary devices that can help develop the meaning of the story. Think of this book as reading between the lines. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald used people to symbolize objects or things to let the reader have an interpretation on the characters. For example, the green light represents Gatsby's future for him and Daisy to be together.
How To Read Literature Like A Professor is a book that points out the more hidden elements of literature. Many of the elements of literature mentioned by Thomas C. Foster in How To Read Literature Like A Professor were used in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. And most (if not all) of these elements are crucial to the story of The Great Gatsby. For example irony, geography and blindness all a played huge role in the storytelling of The Great Gatsby. Without these elements of literature, The Great Gatsby would have been completely different.
Ajay Kumar Mrs.Mary Smith AP Literature 20 September 2017 How to Read Literature Like a Professor In the book “How to Read Literature Like a Professor”, the author, Thomas Foster, presented many topics and explained them from his point of view. The author’s persistent use of symbolism helps the reader understand each and every topic he explains throughout the book. By using symbolism, the author, Thomas Foster, was able to bring many topics to life that the general public itself wouldn 't even have considered in the first place. In the chapter titled “It’s Greek to me”, the author mentions the tale of Icarus. The tale of Icarus is a great example of symbolism because, the wings that Icarus 's father made for him represented “freedom”.
In Chapter One of Thomas Cooley’s The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition, the audience was exposed to several strategies recommended for reading pieces of literature. These strategies were divided into three segments: Previewing the Text, Reading Closely and Critically, and Responding to What You Read. Each segment contained a list of either advice or questions the reader could heed to while analyzing their given text. Later, the chapter exposed the audience to the four traditional types of writing utilized. In order to emphasize the importance of both the strategies mentioned and the four traditional types of writing, Cooley decided to incorporate the classic American essay, authored by E.B.
Foster. These points of similarity between the two books can help the reader distinguish important elements Eragon holds as they are laid out in Foster’s guide in literature. The specific components can be thoroughly in-depth, breaching one’s coherent understanding of the topic or blatantly stated in the text to progress the point. All in all, the chapters fourteen: “Marked for Greatness”, sixteen: “It’s Never Just Heart Disease… and Rarely Just Illness”, and eleven: “Is That a Symbol?” from How to Read Literature Like a Professor for Kids are recognizable concepts that are portrayed in the novel
How to Read Literature Like A Professor by Thomas C. Foster is a guide to the aspiring advanced literature reader on how to analyze and understand works of literature through the eyes of an individual trained in the specialty. It aims to provide different techniques of delving in to literature in attempt to find deeper meaning within the book. After reading this book, the reader should be able to read a novel and find topics discussed in the book, and then using their knowledge find hidden meanings that add to the underlying theme of the book. In the context of the Lord of the Flies, there are many instances where the ideas discussed in Foster’s book can be found in the novel. The weather, baptism and a Christ Figure are all themes described
Firstly, intensive reading is a way of gaining and acquiring specialist knowledge since it focuses on a single book or reading material while extensive reading is a way of acquiring general knowledge since it involves reading a number of books or reading material that is related or not related. Secondly, intensive reading is reading books or reading material with a purpose while extensive reading is reading a vast number of reading materials for pleasure. Thirdly, intensive reading method involves concentration, deeper understanding and interpretation of text and focus in a small area of detail in a reading material which is reading in depth whilst extensive reading method is reading the possible easy-to-understand books, articles and documents in a wide area of detail in a reading material which is reading in