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Title: Responding to Literature


1
Responding to Literature
  • From your text Chapter 11

2
Responding to poems
  • and short stories requires both imagination and
    critical-reading skill.

3
As readers,
  • We anticipate,
  • Imagine,
  • Feel,
  • Worry,
  • Analyze, and
  • Question.

4
A story or poem
  • Is like an empty balloon
  • That we inflate
  • With the warm breath of our imagination
  • and experience.

5
Our participation
  • Makes us partners
  • With the author
  • In the artistic recreation.

6
First, readers must imagine
  • And recreate that special world described by the
    writer.

7
The first sentences
  • Of a short story
  • Throw open a door
  • To a world that
  • -- attractive or repulsive --

8
  • Tempts our curiosity and imagination.

9
In a similar way
  • Poems invite the reader to participate
  • In actively creating characters
  • Images
  • Places, feelings,
  • And reflections.

10
Responding to literature
  • Also requires
  • That readers REREAD.

11
First, you should
  • Reread for yourself.
  • That is, reread to write down your ideas,
  • Questions
  • Feelings
  • And reactions.

12
To heighten your role
  • In re-creating a story or poem,
  • You should note in the margins
  • Your questions and responses

13
  • To main characters, places, metaphors and images,
    and themes
  • That catch your attention.

14
Second
  • You should reread with a writers eye.

15
In fiction
  • Identify the major and minor characters.
  • Look for conflicts between characters.
  • Mark passages
  • That contain forshadowing.

16
Pinpoint sentences
  • That reveal the narrative point of view.
  • Reread with a writers eye,
  • And see now the parts of the story relate to the
    whole.

17
In poetry
  • Look for character, key events, and setting
  • And ALWAYS pay attention to images and metaphors,
  • To voice and tone, to word choice, and to rhythm
    and rhyme.

18
Each critical term is a tool
  • -- a magnifying glass
  • That helps you understand
  • And interpret the literary work more clearly.

19
In addition to RE-READING,
  • Responding to literature requires that
  • Readers SHARE ideas, reactions, and
    interpretations.
  • Sharing usually begins in small group or class
    discussions,

20
But it continues
  • As you explain your interpretation in writing.

21
A work of literature
  • Is not a mathematical equation with a single
    answer.

22
Great literature
  • Is worth interpreting precisely
  • Because each reader
  • Responds differently.

23
The purpose of literature
  • Is to encourage you to reflect
  • On your life and the lives of others
  • --to look for new ways of seeing and
    understanding your world

24
And ultimately
  • To expand your world.
  • Sharing
  • Is crucial
  • To appreciating literature.
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