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Techniques of Close Reading

Second Edition


July 2018 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Techniques of Close Reading, Second Edition, is a brief text that helps students see what tests-be they written, oral, visual, or mediated-may be saying. Renowned scholar Barry Brummett explains and explores the various ways to "read" messages (such as speeches, cartoons, or magazine ads), teaching students how to see deeper levels of meaning and how to share those insights with others. Within the pages of this brief book, students will learn techniques for discovering form, rhetorical tropes, argument, and ideologies within texts.
 
Chapter 1: On Noticing What You See and Hear
Being a Reader, Being a Critic  
 
Chapter 2: Theories, Methods, Techniques
Exploring New Territories: Thinking Deductively and Inductively  
Starting from the Top, Deductively: Theories and Their Methods  
Knowledge, Risk, and Ethics in Theories and Methods  
Working with Theories and Methods  
Halfway Down, Deductively: Methods and Techniques  
Heading Back Up Again, Inductively: From Techniques to Theory  
 
Chapter 3: Using Form for Close Reading
Narrative  
Genre  
Persona  
Form and Politics  
 
Chapter 4: Ideology and Argument
Four Questions to Ask about a Text  
Putting Our Questions Together: A Brief Example  
Three Examples for Close Reading  
 
Chapter 5: Transformations in Texts: Seeing beneath the Surface
Metaphor  
Metonymy  
Synecdoche  
Irony  
 
Chapter 6: Close Readings Using Multiple Techniques
 
Chapter 7: Conclusion

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ISBN: 9781544305257
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