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ERIC Number: ED018431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 102
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ELEMENTS OF WRITING ABOUT A LITERARY WORK--A STUDY OF RESPONSE TO LITERATURE.
PURVES, ALAN C.; RIPPERE, VICTORIA
THIS RESEARCH REPORT DESCRIBES A DETAILED CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR THE INDIVIDUAL "ELEMENTS," OR TYPES OF RESPONSES, WHICH MAKE UP THE READER'S TOTAL RESPONSE TO LITERATURE AS IT TAKES FORM IN WRITTEN COMMENTARY ON LITERARY WORKS. CHAPTER 1 DISCUSSES THE ORIGIN OF THE STUDY AND DEFINES ELEMENTS AND THE CATEGORICAL SYSTEM USED IN CLASSIFYING THEM. CHAPTER 2 ELABORATES THE CATEGORIES ("ENGAGEMENT-INVOLVEMENT,""PERCEPTION,""INTERPRETATION," AND "EVALUATION"), SUBCATEGORIES, AND ELEMENTS, AND INCLUDES EXAMPLES OF EACH. CHAPTER 3 DETAILS THE USES OF THIS SYSTEM IN RESEARCH AND EXPLAINS WHEN IT IS MOST VALUABLE TO REPORT BY ELEMENT, CATEGORY, SUBCATEGORY, OR PARADIGM OF ELEMENTS. CHAPTER 4 ASSESSES THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR TEACHING, PARTICULARLY AS ITS USE CAN AFFECT APPROACHES TO TEACHING LITERATURE AND CONDUCTING CLASS DISCUSSIONS ON INDIVIDUAL LITERARY WORKS. APPENDICES CONTAIN A DEMONSTRATION OF HOW CRITICAL ESSAYS CAN BE ANALYZED BY ELEMENTS, AND A SUMMARY LIST OF THE ELEMENTS, SUBCATEGORIES, AND CATEGORIES. (THIS REPORT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $1.50 FROM THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH, 508 SOUTH SIXTH STREET, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS 61820, STOCK NO. 14754.) (DL)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
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