When you read a book or a story that was written long ago, you feel that you have been carried away into the time that the story was created. Literature is very diffferent around the world, every country has its different stories, even if they were written hundreds of years ago, or a few years ago.Literature written in the past is very important for us know, because it helps us understand what was going on during the time that the story was written. It allows us to know what our country or other countries were going through, and how it affected a persono or a specific group of people. Reading about the past may help you understand why a country has certain customs or why a some people act how they do. Reading might help us in our personal lives by improving our vocabulary, improved analytical thinking, greater tranquility, enhanced smarts, reduces stress, improved memory, and writing skills. With reading improving these skills easily will help our overall health. Reading is important in todays world because it is how we discover new things. Books, magazines and even the Internet are great learning tools which require the ability to read and understand what is read. Reading also develops our imagination. With reading, a person can go anywhere in the world. They can be a king, or an adventurer, or a princess, the possibilities are endless. Non-readers never experience these joys to the same extent.
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In Francine Prose’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read: How American High School Students Learn to Loathe Literature”, the author is trying to explain why high school students are not asked to read more quality pieces of literature now a days. In my opinion I agree with Prose because I think the texts we read in high school are not challenging and not a lot of students enjoy the readings because they cannot relate. Prose uses the rhetorical strategy of degrading the books high school students…
Literature is and has always been very important because it broadens our minds and makes us analyze a piece of work into depth. Studying literature is more important than we think. Had I been asked this question a year ago I would have never taken into consideration just how important it is to have literature in our society. In college we are required to take literature courses where we must read numerous books. We are told to read novels and study the works of famous poets, some of which I have…
Why Study Literature?
Sun Feb 8, 2015
Literature by definition is writing especially featured in poems, books etc., by connecting ideas of lasting and of popular interest. Literature has been around for several millenniums and the first known form of a novel was The Epic of Gilgamesh, so for many years, literature has helped us understand how others feel that aren’t simple to understand. For instance, with the use of poetry, we can better understand the author’s…
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Hornsby, A.S. Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary of Current English. OUP 2005
FACULTY : ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT : LINGUISTICS, LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE
UNIT CODE: ALI 805
UNIT TITLE: LITERATURE AND JOURNALISM…
American Literature Paper
University of Phoenix
American Ethic Literature
December 24, 2012
American Ethic Literature Paper
What makes American literature American?
American literature is just that American literature. American literature is stories of people lives that are based on American standards. Early American standards where based around slavery and oppression but now they are based on freedoms like freedom of speech and press. America has…
with Sethe do nothing to help them find their peace of mind. By looking at each character’s connection to Sethe, we as readers gain an understanding of their actions, and Sethe’s influence on such actions.
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"A Response to Beloved" by Giuliana Selvaggio
Reader’s response is a reaction to literature, when reading literature like Beloved that is intricate and deep the reaction is similar. Latent themes and levels of ambiguity are techniques…
Why should we read Shakespeare’s plays when we could be reading modern ones that deal with life and problems of today?
William Shakespeare was a scriptwriter that lived in the 1500’s. Shakespeare is said to be one of the best scriptwriters of all time. He has written at least 37 plays that vary from hate, love, drama, comedy and many more. His plays were very popular and liked during his time and even up until today. But why do we still read his plays if it was written centuries ago? There are…
My Path to Enlightenment
Thinking is the reason why literature is enjoyable. In order for thinking to occur, the reader must begin to understand and decipher the author’s work while forming an opinion. I finally found the true meaning of reading, when I learned how to think. My personal development in thinking is greatly influenced by my grade eleventh teacher, Ms. Lawton. Literacy has helped innovate the way I think by enhancing my comprehension skills, as well as improving my ability to…
from cover to cover, the secrets that will be revealed within their pages, the additions to my vocabulary I will collect as souvenirs, and the new avenues that will be excavated in the realm of my mind. Beginning as early as I can remember, books were read to me by my mother, my father and my sisters. The thrill of an outing to the public library while growing up in rural Wisconsin was every bit as exciting as a trip to the carnival or the circus because, as my earliest discoveries conveyed, books could…
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Literature Circles Lesson Plan and Materials
Gateway High School, California
Topic: Adolescent Literacy
Practice: Engaging Text Discussion
Gateway High School teacher Rebecca Wieder uses literature circles in
her ninth-grade Humanities classroom to engage students in meaningful
discussions about literature. Her lesson plan shows the logistics for using
literature circles during classroom teaching. Also included here are
student handouts. One describes the students’…