I do not believe it is necessary that we agree one hundred percent with everything a particular resource has to say. It may very well be that we not only have to pick and choose the individual resources, but also pick and choose the ideas and suggestions within a particular resource. However, several concerns should be kept in mind when Christian leaders or a church utilize a resource.
I can maintain and expand this website only with your help. Professors and other informed readers see symbols, archetypes, and patterns because those things are there -- if you have learned to look for them. How to Read Literature Like a Professor: LitCharts has chapter handouts and a Teacher Guide.
Teachers Pay Teachers offers workheets and quizzes on the book. Harper Collins Teacher Guide presents challenging analytical writing and is correlated with Common Core. These short writing assignments will let you practice your literary analysis and they will help me get to know you and your literary tastes.
Whenever I ask for an example from literature, you may use short stories, novels, plays, or films Yes, film is a literary genre. If your literary repertoire is thin and undeveloped, use the Appendix to jog your memory or to select additional works to explore.
Please note that your responses should be paragraphs -- not pages! As you compose each written response, re-phrase the prompt as part of your answer.
In other words, I should be able to tell which question you are answering without referring back to the prompts. Concerning mechanics, pay special attention to pronouns.
Assignments below are for the first edition. They are re-listed, with appropriate additions, for the second edition on its page. You may download a set of Notes by Marti Nelson on this book to help you in your analysis. Also a copy of these assignments Word or as. How do memory, symbol, and pattern affect the reading of literature?
How does the recognition of patterns make it easier to read complicated literature? Discuss a time when your appreciation of a literary work was enhanced by understanding symbol or pattern.
Chapter 2 -- Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communion Choose a meal from a literary work and apply the ideas of Chapter 2 to this literary depiction. Acts of Vampires What are the essentials of the Vampire story?
Apply this to a literary work you have read or viewed. Discuss how their content reflects the form.
Submit copies of the sonnets, marked to show your analysis. Discuss three examples that have helped you in reading specific works. Discuss a work that you are familiar with that alludes to or reflects Shakespeare.
Show how the author uses this connection thematically. Read pages carefully. In these pages, Foster shows how Fugard reflects Shakespeare through both plot and theme.
In your discussion, focus on theme. Discuss Biblical allusions that Foster does not mention. Chapter 8 -- Hanseldee and Greteldum Think of a work of literature including film that reflects a fairy tale.
Does it create irony or deepen appreciation? Be prepared to share your poem with the class. Greek mythology available online. Concerning Violence Present examples of the two kinds of violence found in literature including film.
Show how the effects are different. Chapter 12 -- Is That a Symbol? Try to choose a character that will have many matches. Chapter 15 -- Flights of Fancy Select a literary work in which flight signifies escape or freedom. Except the Sex OK.How to Read Literature Like a Professor: by Thomas C.
Foster FULL TEXT. Also available in a revised second edition, with significant changes. The key idea from this chapter is that “scenes in which sex is coded rather than explicit can work at multiple levels and sometimes be more intense that literal depictions” ().
Read “Araby” (available here). Discuss Biblical allusions that Foster does not mention. Look at the example of the “two great jars.” Be creative and imaginative in these connections.
Chapter 8 -- Hanseldee and Greteldum Think of a work of literature (including film) that reflects a fairy tale. Discuss the parallels. In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C.
Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. Apr 10, · Second, Foster advocates what looks to me like out-of-body experiences. He teaches: “In your imagination allow your spiritual body, shining with light, to rise out of your physical body.
Look back so that you can see yourself lying in the grass and . Symbols and Themes for How to Read Literature Like a Professor Flashcards that track the many symbols and themes that Foster notes . b. Two categories of violence in literature i. Character caused—shootings, stabbings, drownings, poisonings, bombings, hit and run, etc ii.
Death and suffering for which the characters are not responsible. Accidents are not really accidents. c. Violence is symbolic action, but hard to generalize meaning d. Questions to ask: i.