Techniques of Close Reading

Techniques of Close Reading

New to the Second Edition: A new Chapter 6 includes a selection of techniques from each chapter to show you how different techniques may be used together when reading text.

Author: Barry Brummett

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544305226

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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Techniques of Close Reading, Second Edition helps you gain a deeper understanding of what texts may be saying, whether they are written, oral, visual, or mediated. Renowned scholar and professor Barry Brummett explains and explores the various ways to "read" messages (such as speeches, cartoons, or magazine ads), teaching you how to see deeper levels of meaning and to share those insights with others. You will learn techniques for discovering form, rhetorical tropes, argument, and ideologies within texts. New to the Second Edition: A new Chapter 6 includes a selection of techniques from each chapter to show you how different techniques may be used together when reading text. A close reading of a group of ads from the insurance company, Liberty Mutual, offers you an opportunity to apply the techniques to recent texts.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Techniques of Close Reading

Techniques of Close Reading

Our final technique is the detection of personae, and you will learn that a persona is a role, much like a character in a narrative, that someone (such as a reader or critic) plays in connection to a text. Chapter 4 uses the idea of ...

Author: Barry Brummett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412972659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 137

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Techniques of Close Reading is a brief, supplemental text that trains students in an ability to see what texts--be they written, oral, visual, or mediated--may be saying. Renown scholar and teacher Barry Brummett explains and explores the various ways to "read" messages (speeches, cartoons, magazine ads, etc.), teaching students the ability to see deeper levels of meaning and to share those insights with others. Techniques of Close Reading differs from other books in rhetorical criticism, textual analysis, or critical thinking by: - Focusing on the act and techniques of criticism rather than on schools of thought, grand theories, and specific methods, thus helping students to engage in the act of critical close reading in ways that are congenial to a wide range of methods (for that reason, it is highly adaptable to other texts currently in use that are focused on specific methods) - Explaining the relationships among theory, methods, and techniques of rhetorical criticism - Examining the ethics and risk of doing and reading rhetorical criticism via plenty of examples, figures, and exercises taken from everyday life
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Illuminating Comprehension and Close Reading

Illuminating Comprehension and Close Reading

appreCIatIng somelIterary teChnIques duRing Close Reading A major purpose of close reading is to help students become cognizant of and hopefully appreciative of an author's writing.

Author: Isabel L. Beck

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462524860

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Grasping the meaning of a text enables K-8 students to appreciate its language and structure through close reading, which in turn leads to deeper comprehension. This book explains the relationship between comprehension and close reading and offers step-by-step guidelines for teaching both of these key elements of literacy. Reproducible lessons are shared for eight engaging texts (excerpts from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), complete with discussion tips, queries that scaffold comprehension, close reading activities, and connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The authors model lesson development and guide teachers in constructing their own lessons. Ten additional text selections are provided in the Appendix. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print all 18 texts in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
Categories: Education

How to Read Texts

How to Read Texts

How similar is close reading/formalism to the way you have studied texts previously? ... Brummett, B. S., Techniques of Close Reading (2009) – an interesting look at close reading/formalist techniques in relation to a range of forms of ...

Author: Neil McCaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441108180

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Now in its second edition, How to Read Texts introduces students to key critical approaches to literary texts and offers a practical introduction for students developing their own critical and close-reading skills. Written in a lively, jargon-free style, it explains critical concepts, approaches and ideas including: - Debates around critical theory - The role of history and context - The links between creativity and criticism - The relationship between author, reader and text. The new edition now includes guidance on analysing a range of multi-media texts, including film and online media as well as the purely literary. In addition to new practical examples, readings, exercises and 'checkpoints' that help students to build confidence in their own critical readings of both primary and secondary texts, the book now also offers guidance on writing fully-formed critical essays and tips for independent research. Comprehensively updated and revised throughout, How to Read Texts is an indispensible guide for students making the transition to university study.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Interdiscipline

Interdiscipline

(Techniques of Close Reading), the approach often foregrounds the “techniques of close reading” but does not consider the discourse that defines those techniques should itself be subjected to analysis and understanding and a kind of ...

Author: Petar Ramadanovic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000471984

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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This book brings together two different discussions on the value of the humanities and a broader debate on interdisciplinary scholarship in order to propose a new way beyond current threats to the humanities. Petar Ramadanovic offers nothing short of a drastic rehaul of our approaches to literary scholarship, the humanities, and university systems. Beginning with an analysis of what is often referred to as the "crises" in the humanities, the author looks at the specifics of literary studies, but also issues around working conditions for academics. From precarity and pay conditions to peer review, the book has practical as well as theoretical implications that will resonate throughout the humanities. While most books defending the humanities emphasize the uniqueness of the subject or area, Ramadanovic does the opposite, emphasizing the need for interdisciplinarity and combined knowledge. This proposal is then fully explored through literary studies, and its potential throughout the humanities and beyond, into the sciences. Interdiscipline is not just a defense of literature and the humanities; it offers a clear and inspiring pathway forwards, drawing on all disciplines to show their cultural and social significance. The book is important reading for all scholars of literary studies, and also throughout the humanities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Connect to Text Strategies for Close Reading and Writing

Connect to Text  Strategies for Close Reading and Writing

In addition to helping students comprehend texts on deeper levels, close reading also helps students improve their own narrative writing skills . Close reading requires students to study the literary techniques that professional authors ...

Author: Jessica Hathaway

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425897567

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 690

Dive into the use of close reading in classroom instruction with this practical, standards-based resource. Featuring easy-to-use lessons that focus on informational/explanatory text samples, argumentative text samples, or narrative text samples, each lesson is tailored toward specific grade spans and includes step-by-step instructions on how to work with and improve students' close reading skills. By implementing the techniques and strategies outlined in this book, students will become more prepared for college and career readiness, become strong global thinkers, and will be able to be meet the standards and expectations of 21st century learners.
Categories: Education

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods

Close reading, then, may contain theories with social scientific, interpretive, and critical approaches. Techniques are utilized while applying theory and method. During a close reading, techniques will be useful in guiding the analysis ...

Author: Mike Allen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483381428

Category: Social Science

Page: 2064

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Communication research is evolving and changing in a world of online journals, open-access, and new ways of obtaining data and conducting experiments via the Internet. Although there are generic encyclopedias describing basic social science research methodologies in general, until now there has been no comprehensive A-to-Z reference work exploring methods specific to communication and media studies. Our entries, authored by key figures in the field, focus on special considerations when applied specifically to communication research, accompanied by engaging examples from the literature of communication, journalism, and media studies. Entries cover every step of the research process, from the creative development of research topics and questions to literature reviews, selection of best methods (whether quantitative, qualitative, or mixed) for analyzing research results and publishing research findings, whether in traditional media or via new media outlets. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of theories and methods traditionally used in communication research, other entries discuss important trends influencing the future of that research, including contemporary practical issues students will face in communication professions, the influences of globalization on research, use of new recording technologies in fieldwork, and the challenges and opportunities related to studying online multi-media environments. Email, texting, cellphone video, and blogging are shown not only as topics of research but also as means of collecting and analyzing data. Still other entries delve into considerations of accountability, copyright, confidentiality, data ownership and security, privacy, and other aspects of conducting an ethical research program. Features: 652 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes available in choice of electronic or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of communication research to more easily locate directly related entries. Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field of communication research; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; a Glossary introducing the terminology of the field; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross-References to related entries to guide students further in their research journeys. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross-References combine to provide robust search-and-browse in the e-version.
Categories: Social Science

Research Methods for the Digital Humanities

Research Methods for the Digital Humanities

The basic techniques of close reading will be familiar to nearly all humanities researchers, but since they strike such a contrast to the computational research techniques that we have seen so far, we can spare a thought here for their ...

Author: lewis levenberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319967134

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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This volume introduces the reader to the wide range of methods that digital humanities employ, and offers a practical guide to the study, interpretation, and presentation of cultural material and practices. In this instance, the editors consider digital humanities to include both the use of computing to understand cultural material in new ways, and the application of theories and methods from the humanities to interpret new technologies. Each chapter provides a step-by-step guide to cutting-edge methodologies so that students can make informed decisions about the methods they use, consider ethical practices, follow practical procedures, and present their work effectively. Readers will develop practical and reflexive understandings of the software and digital devices that they study and use for research, and the book will help new researchers collaborate and contribute to their scholarly communities, and to public discourse. As contemporary humanities work becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, and increasingly permeated by and with digital technologies, this volume helps new researchers navigate an evolving academic environment. Humanities and social sciences students will find this textbook an invaluable resource for assessing and creating digital projects.
Categories: Social Science

The Aesthetics of Children s Poetry

The Aesthetics of Children s Poetry

Close. reading. In literary studies, and in particular in the study of poetry, we have become accustomed, indeed, ... of distant reading provides us with a way of seeing ever more plainly that the techniques of close reading were never ...

Author: Katherine Wakely-Mulroney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317045540

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This collection gives sustained attention to the literary dimensions of children’s poetry from the eighteenth century to the present. While reasserting the importance of well-known voices, such as those of Isaac Watts, William Blake, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, A. A. Milne, and Carol Ann Duffy, the contributors also reflect on the aesthetic significance of landmark works by less frequently celebrated figures such as Richard Johnson, Ann and Jane Taylor, Cecil Frances Alexander and Michael Rosen. Scholarly treatment of children’s poetry has tended to focus on its publication history rather than to explore what comprises – and why we delight in – its idiosyncratic pleasures. And yet arguments about how and why poetic language might appeal to the child are embroiled in the history of children’s poetry, whether in Isaac Watts emphasising the didactic efficacy of “like sounds,” William Blake and the Taylor sisters revelling in the beauty of semantic ambiguity, or the authors of nonsense verse jettisoning sense to thrill their readers with the sheer music of poetry. Alive to the ways in which recent debates both echo and repudiate those conducted in earlier periods, The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry investigates the stylistic and formal means through which children’s poetry, in theory and in practice, negotiates the complicated demands we have made of it through the ages.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Indexing It All

Indexing It All

According to Hayles, close reading has become a unifying method for approaching texts generally in English departments (2012, 57–59). She particularly focuses upon one of what she calls the “dominant” techniques of “close reading,” ...

Author: Ronald E. Day

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262028219

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 185

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A critical history of the modern tradition of documentation, tracing the representation of individuals and groups in the form of documents, information, and data. In this book, Ronald Day offers a critical history of the modern tradition of documentation. Focusing on the documentary index (understood as a mode of social positioning), and drawing on the work of the French documentalist Suzanne Briet, Day explores the understanding and uses of indexicality. He examines the transition as indexes went from being explicit professional structures that mediated users and documents to being implicit infrastructural devices used in everyday information and communication acts. Doing so, he also traces three epistemic eras in the representation of individuals and groups, first in the forms of documents, then information, then data. Day investigates five cases from the modern tradition of documentation. He considers the socio-technical instrumentalism of Paul Otlet, “the father of European documentation” (contrasting it to the hermeneutic perspective of Martin Heidegger); the shift from documentation to information science and the accompanying transformation of persons and texts into users and information; social media's use of algorithms, further subsuming persons and texts; attempts to build android robots—to embody human agency within an information system that resembles a human being; and social “big data” as a technique of neoliberal governance that employs indexing and analytics for purposes of surveillance. Finally, Day considers the status of critique and judgment at a time when people and their rights of judgment are increasingly mediated, displaced, and replaced by modern documentary techniques.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines