Just a moment

Literature lives by a phối of codes that convey meaning: when characters take journ

eys or eat together or walk out in rain or snow, those things suggest meanings beyond their literal message on the page. These codes developed over many centuries of storytelling, và writers learn them from years of reading and writing. You’ve learned them, too, with every story, every poem, every movie you’ve sầu ever read or watched; you just haven’t realized it. Using humor & a light tone, this book takes readers through many of these codes & suggests ways of gleaning a fuller understanding of literary works. A Thủ đô New York Times bestseller with over a million copies in print, it has become a favorite of English classrooms and independent readers alike.

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How to lớn Read Literature Like a Professor – For Kids (2013)

A version of the big book for middle-grade readers, this one presents concepts and examples appropriate for grades 5-8, with examples drawn from classic and contemporary stories that appeal to lớn young readers from ancient Greece khổng lồ Narnia & Middle Earth & on to Hogwarts. Treating late-elementary & middle-school learners with respect, it shows how thinking about big ideas can also be a lot of fun.

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Twenty-five sầu Books that Shaped America (2011)


While limiting itself to lớn a mere twenty-five books—novels, poetry, nonfiction—it traces characteristic patterns of American thought from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin lớn Walden to lớn The Great Gatsby to Song of Solomon. Many of the standard names—Hemingway, Steinbechồng, Twain, Hawthorne, Kerouac—make appearances, but there are also one or two surprises, & even a feline in a striped hat. Written with characteristic humor & wit, the book takes a slightly irreverent look at the way writers help shape the story of the country.

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How khổng lồ Read Novels Like a Professor (2008)

So are

n’t all novels literature? Yes, but not all literature is novels, which have sầu their own special rules by which they convey meaning. Looking at structural elements—first pages, chapter structure, point of view, voice, and tone—the book examines how novelists & readers conspire to lớn make long-khung fiction the world’s favorite literary genre. With Foster’s customary cockeyed approach, it even provides a mix of tongue-in-cheek “rules” for reading novels.

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