ENG 112notes - ENG112 18:56

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ENG 112 18:56 Identification : When we connect with a text (with a chapter, the author, the content,  etc). Interest (professional or hobby) Past experience (similar experiences) Common setting Similar ideologies (morality, etc.) Gaps : Things that cause frustration, resistance, or moments of pause. Areas where we  are missing something. Jargon Cultural differences Time  Borders : Any factor that prevents the reader from feeling like she/he could have written  the text. Things that get in the way of our identification. Don’t agree (dissimilar ideology) Leaves of Grass: Walt Whitman Identification lines: We have watch’d the seasons dispensing themselves  Now I face home again, very pleas’d and joyous, The continuance of Equality shall be comrades Place (California) Knowing the states; journeys Seasons—common experience; poetic trope (referred to often)
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Searching—big picture theme Going home—big picture Gaps/Borders: and effuse as much? They shall yet make Columbia victorious. If need be a thousand shall sternly immolate themselves for one Not the perfumes of flowers, but sweeter, and wafted beyond death. Uncommon words, archaic Structure of the sentences (older; older, poetic form) Refers to historic events (Colombia, Freedom) Style (requires a few readings) Different poet form (no rhyme, random, no logic, no meter) Ways to Deal: Re-reading Past experience/knowledge of the author? Who is Whitman? Outdoorsie, American feel  to poetry—context of American pride and experience Read about the historical context (to get references) Wikipedia Tie-ins with other courses Look up the words. OED online Oxford English Dictionary Biography Reading other works by same author Read a summary and then re-read (Sparknotes—explains characters, analyze texts,  authors in general)
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Class discussion, or with friends who’ve read it Borders/gaps of Images of Main Street Haven’t been to Disney world—no first-hand knowledge Fascination with dreaming to visit—“secular mecca” assumes something about the  reader, that this visit is a common desire Not familiar with the characters, so the names don’t have the same meanings. Unfamiliar words and movies Style (target audience) Referencing other books American Adventure (park in England) Points of identification Familiar with tv images; recognize the cultural icon. Gave enough connection to relate to  their points Far from reality. Living like a movie. “Age of Innocence”. Connection to characters.  (Grew up with these icons) Have been to Disneyworld.
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