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  • Mind The Readers Response
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    Features and rhetorical devices of non fiction text encourage responses from the reader, how do they do this? We are often bullied into doing things against our will, this could also be said of expository texts which aim to inform, instruct and explain but importantly to persuade. They use shock value to force us to look at our values, attitudes and ideologies. When devices such as statistics, personal touch, persona, language and case studies are used the responses from the reader will have bee...
  • Narrative Structure In Heart Of Darkness
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    Emma Lothian Heart of Darkness- Long Essay What all novels have in common is narrative structure. This essay will discuss the relationship between narrative structure, thematic concerns and employment of imagery in Heart of Darkness. With the assistance of textual references, this essay will demonstrate why Joseph Conrad enlists specific textual features to create the foundations of his allegory, upon which he constructs the rest of the plot. Through thorough examination of the stylistic convent...
  • Text With Some Kind Of Prior Understanding
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    The Approach of Hermeneutics The approach of hermeneutics does not assume that all reasoning can be considered within some foundational belief, but rather must be interpreted in their own terms. Hermeneutics is therefore in conflict with many current cultural traditions descended from the dialectic. It is also directly contrasted with deconstruction, which has radically different conclusions about the results of textual analysis. To read and understand a text of Ricoeur is not to understand it i...
  • Boys Passage To Manhood
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    By reading a certain print texts, readers are manipulated into accepting or rejecting additional texts. The short story "The Altar of the Family" written by Michael Welding shares many comparisons with the feature article "Boys to Men" written by Stephen Scour field, and by reading one the reader can make clear understanding of the other. Symbolism, genre and certain values and attitudes are present in both the texts and will be further examined in the following essay to show that a readers unde...
  • Tompkins As An Effectively Strong Reader
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    In the book, Ways of Reading, the authors Bartholomae and Petrosky outline what they describe as a "strong reader". They characterize the attributes that collectively contribute to this title and then talk about the relations between a strong reader and a strong writer. The perspectives that Bartholomae and Petrosky discuss on ideas and textual analysis are very interesting and in point of fact remind me of the thought process of which I use when analyzing a reading". Strong readers often read c...
  • Text Changes As The Naval Sister
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    The title of this essay states that I must include another text, of my choice. 'The Naval Sisters Tale' is written in the form of a transcript, whereas 'The Obituary of Captain David Goodwin' is in the form of an article. I wanted to choose something different to both of these texts, so along with these passages, I have chosen to incorporate 'Back to the Army Again' by Rudyard Kipling. I decided on this text as it has refrains (which I find particularly interesting and fun to say), also because ...
  • Similar Conventions Among Texts Within A Genre
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    To define genre is to embark on a conjectural journey within a theoretical minefield. Genre theory has drawn immense debate and contemplation throughout literary history, however, several conclusions have emerged. Genre types are unfixed categories whose characteristics differ considerably among the specific genres; furthermore, the role of literary history plays a significant role in discussions of genre, for genre types evolve and shift with each new literary text. An approach to the discussio...
  • Their Knowledge Of Other Existing Texts
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    What is? How does challenge E.D. Hirsch's idea that a text has a single meaning created by its author? Explain with reference to examples drawn from any media format. According to American literary critic, E.D. Hirsch, in order to interpret a body of text, one must ask one's self the only question that can be answered objectively - "what, in all probability, did the author mean to convey?" He believed that the author's intended meaning equates the meaning of a text and it is in fact, the reader'...
  • Texts Written In Readers
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    Reading involves translating symbols and letters into words or sentences. Anderson defines reading as a process of constructing meaning from a written text. We indulge in reading for many different purposes, be it survival, leisure or occupational. In a way, reading serves as a kind communication between the writer and the reader. The writer encodes what he or she wishes to convey while the reader decodes according to his or her own perception. Johnson quotes "A young man should read five hours ...
  • Issue Of Reader Freedom In His Essay
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    During the mid twentieth century, the literary community witnessed the descent of the New Criticism and the emergence of the reader response movement. The reader response movement sharply contrasts the theories of New Criticism in that it focuses on the importance of the reader in the creation of the literary experience. Like New Critics, reader response theorists do not entirely agree on all issues and, consequently, different branches of the movement form. The phenomenological approach represe...
  • Sexual Pleasure From Ice Cream
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    The text on this article attempts to show that Patron is magical. The reader believes that if he / she drinks the tequila, they will magically experience their sexual fantasies. The model is puckering her lips as if to give the reader a kiss, and the text is telling you to taste the magic. The magic is actually the very attractive supermodel. The reader is being told to taste the supermodels lips, in a sexual way. The ad also uses the idea of magic idea to give the impression that the product wi...
  • Rime Of The Ancyent Marinere A Work
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    Part 1 (c) The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere, as a product of its culturally inscribed author, presents a confused Unitarian world view consistent with that of the Romantic Movement of its time. It attempts to exemplify this view within an unpredictable and often mysterious universe, and by rebuking the hegemonic ideologies held by the text's cultural antagonists, seeks to grant the awareness of an often unreasonable world populated by its reader's passionate persona. Applying a world-context cen...
  • Reader Approaches Texts
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    Critiquing a Critique: Wolfgang Iser's The Act of Reading Texts on critical theory present an interesting challenge when one sits down to critique or review them. The purpose of these texts is to persuade the reader that all texts should be read and critiqued in the manner described within its pages. The process of evaluating such a book based on criteria that the reader has already established is made much more difficult by the fact that the focus of the book is to explain, in the majority of t...
  • Hypertext Document The Information
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    Hypertext is an information technology consisting of individual blocks of texts and electronic links that join them together. Hypertext applications allow users to navigate through large sets of information in many different ways. Hypertext also offers a variety of tools for very rapid searches for specific information throughout the text. There are several possibilities that hypertext can offer to a writer and reader. Hypertext enables the writer to approach the writing with modified changes. T...
  • De Man And Freud's Theories Of Resistance
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    Theories of Resistance in Sigmund Freud and Paul de Man Freud and de Man both outline theories of resistance in interpretation- the former in his work The Interpretations of Dreams and the latter in his essay "The Resistance to Theory". By extension Freud's definition of the "dream" can be thought of as the literary text, and the retelling of this dream or literary text, as the "reading" of the text. It is through the relationship of the patient's retelling / reading and the psychoanalyst that t...
  • Readers Of Expository Texts
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    Analysis of Expository Text. Assessment Eight Qu: Can writers of expository texts ever present the 'facts' without promoting their own attitudes and values? Writers of expository texts cannot present the 'facts' without promoting their own attitudes and values. Turning Point; 'Australians choosing their future' (TP) a book written by Australian sociologist and phycologist Hugh Mackay, promotes his own values and attitudes through the employment of techniques such as selection of detail and point...
  • Text From Computers
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    With regards to the electronic book (e-book) issue, I personally find the text on computer screens harder to understand, less interesting and even less persuasive than when written on paper. I seem to find paper texts easier to comprehend and somewhat more convincing. This may contribute to the different processing abilities students need to use when attempting to read computerized text. Readers tend to develop strategies about how to remember and comprehend printed texts, but undergraduates suc...
  • Steinbeck's Use Of Personification
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    Imagery- Page 3- "I remember my childhood names for grasses and secret flowers. I remember where a toad may live and what time the birds awaken in the summer-and what trees and seasons smelled like-how people looked and walked and smelled even. The memory of odors is very rich". By starting the text with a vivid description of the scenery and life in the Salinas valley Steinbeck captures the audience's attention with his use of imagery. By making the reader interpret the setting and allowing the...
  • Shark Aspect And The Reader
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    In Pratt's "The Shark", the use of the metaphor is not only predominant, but very obvious as well. Throughout the text he uses this device along with other elements to create diverse binary situations, which became one after further analysis. This poem is unique due to the fact that it blatantly describes the metaphorical meaning in such a way that it could be taken either way by the reader if read literally. The title of this piece is not only a persuasion of the reader's mindset, but a clue to...
  • Expert Reader
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    Gaining Title Over Complex Material Bartholomae and Petrosky in the introduction to "Ways of Reading,' illustrate the correlations a reader has with the information that is being conceived. This means one should be guided by his own impressions as they read, without asking for other opinions as confirmation. The reader should belittle the idea of seeking "experts' to resolve the issue of what the essay really meant. "Is not what it means to the experts but what it means to you as a reader willin...

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