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    to see valuable and critical things missed by the reader since as critics they looked at different functions within the play. With that said, this paper is going to explore two critical approaches seen in “Death of a Salesman” a play written by Arthur Miller (1915 – 2005). Those critical approaches are Reader-Response Criticism and Psychological (psychoanalytic) criticism. Reader-Response Criticism is as important as the author is since; readers are active participants in literary works and has

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    Engaged Readers

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    Indeed, becoming an accomplished reader entails the investment of both affective and cognitive needs. The need to employ reading strategies straightforwardly, call on your background knowledge, monitor comprehension, form questions, organize and summarize new information, and, by the same token, the desire to be a good reader (Guthrie, et al., 2004). Likewise, highly motivated readers are often deemed to be self-determined. They are pushed to read by personal reasons, namely curiosity, involvement

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    Part 1 of “The Reader” explores the earlier concepts of Michaels’ moral dilemmas when he starts thinking that he is being disloyal to Hannah. Michael believes that by not exposing anything about him & Hannah to his friends, he disowns her and doesn’t acknowledge her. Michael argues with himself that he is being considerate or just being discrete but realizes that these are just excuses he is making up for himself and acknowledges what he’s doing, “But you, who is doing the disowning, you know what

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    an observer able to appreciate the strangeness of the sector. Through her encounters with nature and her use of language, she awakens to her own participation in and distance from the organic world and to the dimensions of her very own thoughts. Readers of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek generally have the impact of the author’s palpable proximity to nature, and her intimate

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    My experience as a reader isn 't as extraordinary as many, but I love to read. I had some great teachers throughout my education that taught me to enjoy reading challenge oneself and not be intimidated by it. Through college and today I do not have much time to read, other than school books speech, education ,and reading. Those are the sweet books I know read. Beside all those school books I now read, I use to read books about life, and history I also lloved mystery books the ones that make one wonder

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    Reader Response of “On the Rainy River” The short story “On the Rainy River” by Tim O 'Brien explains to the audience that all men are influenced to go into war, and that they should hide the fears and emotions that they may have along the journey. Throughout the short story the author explains his journey and opens up about his emotions when he was sent to war. Being the audience of this short story explains to you what every man must go through if they were to be sent to war. When the short story

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    Accelerated Reader Program is in many elementary schools across the United States. AR is a big thing for students in elementary now a day the schools really push their students to read and take the AR tests. In this research paper investigates to see if students exposed to AR in elementary have lasting effect on the students. To see if its really worst spending all that time reading and doing to Accelerated Reader Program. Accelerated Reader has been around since 1986 and is still being use in

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    The Reader by Bernhard Schlink was published in 1995 as a text about an inter-generational love affair. This is what the text would appear to be if the cultural, social and historical context was not known. Based in Germany, the reader must be aware of the atrocities of the country before reading, as this text deals closely with the perpetrators of the Holocaust. Without previous knowledge about this abomination in history, the book would read as an abusive love affair between a fifteen year old

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    Throughout The Reader, from adolescence to adulthood, Michael is “haunted by a personal sense of guilt” (Munteanu). He feels guilty for a variety of reasons, predominantly his lifelong addiction to Hanna. Since the beginning of their ill-fated relationship in his teens, he knew there could be no future for them; not even as friends. Yet, when she reappears in his college years, the lovesickness Michael felt as a child seems to come creeping back. Even as he tries to forget her after the trial, it

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    Reader-Response Criticism – sometimes called reader theory or audience theory – is quite unlike the other critical methods. In fact it is not a method at all in the sense of particular technique, a school of thought, or a systematic procedure used to approach all works of literature. Rather, it’s more of an attitude that can be an effective starting point for a classroom inquiry into criticism, offering a student – friendly perspective on exploring literature, a distinct teaching outlook

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    1) In the passage Anne contrast the carnal reader and the courtly readers. First she contrasts that the courtly readers where they believe the only thing they were allowed to do with books were to read them. Courtly readers never leave their bookmarks when they were done. While in the other hand, Fadiman believe in the carnal love, the carnals readers had more privilege and use to leave romantics mementos. 2) I can tell the carnal is superior to the other one because, even when they leave some messy

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    regarding ethics, is photojournalism. Paul Lester, in an excerpt from his book found in the Curious Reader, gives us several explanations of what governs the decision of publishing a controversial photo. In this excerpt, he goes into details of philosophies like the hedonistic philosophy, the golden rule philosophy and the categorical imperative philosophy. Lester also gives us information on how the readers react and how they also influence the decision of publishing a photo or not. One of the lesser

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    tears, bombs, death, and a foot in the box. His stories of the war help deploy the readers sorrow and pity. He utilizes many of his own rhetorical strategies to be able to help the reader better understand his emotions during the war. His portrayal of the war exemplifies the common struggle of a post war damaged man trying to escape his crazy. He effects the reader with his rhetorical strategies that cause the reader to understand his new battle and his old one. With these strategies, Castner reveals

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    could a poetry reader and a pilgrim have any similarities? In Edward Hirsch’s “How to Read a Poem” he directly relates the two. After reading his essay, I too, understand the comparison. By using this he makes understand poetry easier to people struggling to find the true meaning of a poem. When reading poetry, I use his three main rules to understand the work; without these rules comparing a pilgrim to a poetry reader understand poems would still be difficult. The comparison gives readers a mind set

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    Fable For Tomorrow

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    seemed pure, but was soon after destroyed by a dark, unknown force. As a way to invite readers to read her book , Carson engages her readers by using a variety of literary devices. From the excerpt, readers can identify some of the tactics Carson uses to engage her readers such as imagery, mood, and symbolism. The author also includes some realism toward the end of her story to make her story relatable to her readers. Many of the literary devices that were mentioned were used to engage the audience and

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    growing up, he still achieves his dream of traveling to America. Thus, readers sympathize with McCourt’s message of “this too shall pass” because of his unique writing style and engaging storyline. The writing style affects the reader by creating a connection between both the author and the reader. As he tells his story, he lacks quotation marks. Though I, myself, experienced no problem identifying who said what, other readers might struggle. However, McCourt wrote Angela’s Ashes long after his childhood

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    Dahl’s use of dramatic irony intrigues and entertains the reader. Skin shows evidence of his ironic work comes from stories such as “The Champion of the World,” “The Surgeon,” and “An African Story.” Dramatic irony is the unequal distribution of knowledge that puts the reader in a position where he or she experiences a smug sense of self-satisfaction. Roald Dahl’s use of irony in “Skin and Other Short Stories,” entertains and intrigues readers. In the first example, “The Champion of the World,” two

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    Charisse Koscal Ms. Kramer World Humanities September 9th, 2014 Reader Response on Chapter 2: “Fire on the Mountain” Throughout the first chapter in Lord of the Flies it was not made known the origin of any of the characters. In Chapter two Golding begins hinting at where these lads have come from. At this point in the novel there is a quite important event that helps readers understand more about the characters within. Piggy, one of the main character’s, had mentioned tea-time. With the mention

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    these certain elements in order to further persuade his readers. In order to create an emotional response from the readers Bogard describes a memory from his childhood. Bogard begins with explaining his time as a child at his family cabin, which leads to him furthering his argument by explaining how his time at the cabin would not be the same without the darkness. By explaining his time at his family cabin he is connecting with the readers to create an emotional response. His visual descriptions

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    examine and interpret poems according to stringent rules. In the first two stanzas, the poet is asking the reader to use the senses to experience the poem. The speaker instructs the reader to “take a poem / and hold it to the light / like a color slide.” This imagery implores the reader to creatively envision the picture the poet is designing with words. By using this method, the reader does not focus on the mechanics of how the art was created, but rather he or she appreciates the visual impact

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