Applying concepts from Thomas C. Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor.
We've been talking about how experienced readers who understand the "grammar" of literature not only read a piece just for its plot and the emotions it stirs, but also for the symbolic and thematic elements that lie below the surface. They recognize patterns and symbols they have seen used in other works, and they often see the influence of other works in the piece they are currently reading.
We're going to take a look at a cool little story that will give us an opportunity to talk about several different elements of the grammar of literature.
Go ahead and bookmark this site on your laptop/phone's browser/etc., as we'll be using it throughout the year. We will also start using Dorman's new itsLearning system at some point this semester, but for now, most of your handouts and assignments will be assigned here.