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How to Read Literature Like a Professor Lesson Plan

Introduction to How to Read Literature Like a Professor

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines is a nonfiction guide for students and all readers who would like a deeper understanding of the literature they read. The book introduces readers to literary basics, such as symbols, imagery, patterns, and themes. With practice, readers will learn to recognize these symbols and patterns and develop a figurative database that they can use when encountering a new work. For example, when a character is blind, or walks out in the rain, or enjoys a meal with friends, there are deeper meanings beyond the literal action on the page. These meanings have developed through centuries of writing....

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