AP 12 Summer Reading - Summer Reading Assignment Jou00e9l...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 7 pages.

Summer Reading AssignmentJoél KalettaA) Reading between the lines is basically looking through the surface layer or the face value. As peoplesay, “never judge a book by it’s cover”, well the same could be said about any piece of literature due to the meaning behind it that requires some digging to unearth it. So it is finding the deeper meaning behind the phrases and sentences. B) Through the title “How to Read Literature Like a Professor”, Thomas C. Foster is trying to inform his audience about what the book is like and with the phrase “like a professor”, it leads the audience or student in this case to ponder how there could be techniques or tips to teach one to read literature like a professor. 1.This story signifies Laura’s sheltered view of life showed how sheltered she was. When she went to deliver the basket it showed her how the rest of the world is and how not everyone is as fortunate as her.2. It is signified through multiple ironic situations and one example in which she is forced to make thisrealization and later on reflect in the presence of her brother.Reading Questions:1.Foster’s idea of a “language of literature” is basically a set of codes, rules and patterns. With this so called “language of literature”, anyone who is aware of these rules, patterns, and codescan see the underlying themes and character development. Remembering a code for example can cause the reader to find the underlying themes such as ¨symbolic imagination which ̈refers to having a prediction that encapsulates a symbol so that it can provide more depth to literature, and allow the reader to understand that deeper meaning through their language of ̈reading,¨ in patterns, rules, etc. This aligns with what was previously stated, in which was expressed that a deeper, richer meaning is hidden within the reading that can only be identifiedand understood if the reader chooses to read closely. However, Foster advised that to read closely is to read with an understanding of the ¨language of literature which provides rules ̈and patterns that can be easily identified.
2.In other words, Foster means that there is one original version of any story, but for writers, it is essential to include familiar ideas and parts of stories in their own writing, which is why there is not any piece of writing being a totally original story. Foster reminds us, We want ̈strangeness in our stories, but we want familiarity, it sets up vibrations, harmonies to go with the melody of the main story line. And those harmonies are where a sense of depth, solidarity, resonance comes from’(63), even though Foster’s thoughts make sense and are very well true,there are still billions of ideas that have been birthed throughout time that need not follow Foster’s opinion. For example, yes while it is true that Carter counts on our registering ̈‘Tiffany=Ophelia’ so that she can use her instead as a different Shakespearean character, Hero...Carter utilizes not only information from earlier texts but also her knowledge of our

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture