8/31 -Reading About Reading

Today we’re going to do our first concentrated effort at reading ABOUT reading. I’m going to ask you to read Foster’s Introduction and the chapter called “Does He Mean That?” from HOW TO READ LITERATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR.

Then I’m going to ask you to read “The Nature of Proof in the Interpretation of Poetry” by Laurence Perrine (Per-RINE) from your critical essays packet.

In your lab book, do not do a traditional essay. Instead, address these questions:

  1. What 3 skills does Foster advocate?
  2. Foster says YES the author did mean it. According to him, how do we know?
  3. Respond to some/all the questions about the Perrine essays from this sheet (bottom half is about Perrine. Top half is for a different essay later in the year).
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