My Reflection Of My Experience In Classroom Reading Experiences

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“Come to the edge,” he said
They said, “We are afraid.”
“Come to the edge,” he said
They came.
He pushed them.
And they flew…
-Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet
My classroom reading experiences had developed tremendously throughout my high school years. The extensive exposure of English literary texts in class without a doubt has allowed me to appreciate the worthwhile and enjoyable experiences that I have gathered and I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my English teacher, Miss Che Mah for that. Quoted by C.S Lewis, he mentioned that “literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become…”. This was the first quote that she had shared with the whole class when I was in Form 4 before conducting the lesson on the poem entitled In The Midst of Hardship by Latiff Mohidin which was my personal favorite. One of which she mentioned was that reading through literary texts simply means that you are reading and creating meaning about life. It immediately triggered my interest to venturing into a new genre which is English literature. My experiences have allowed me to explicate a definite train of thoughts whereby I strongly adhere that literature education plays as a cardinal necessity for each and every one of us in the society to constantly be abreast and equipped with a broader scope of knowledge

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