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I love theory

I mean music theory, here. It is funny that what goes by the name music theory would be, in literature, the equivalent of prosody and plot c...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Deep Reading

I prefer deep reading to close reading. Close reading can often involve a kind of finickiness about surface details, or sometimes the mechanical kind of textual analysis taught in schools. There really is not distance reading, but there is a superficial approach, one that doesn't take into account the tradition underlying the poem.

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