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ERIC Number: ED068992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 227
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Oral Interpretation of Literature: A Theoretical and Practical Approach to the Study of Literature in Secondary School English.
Townsend, Donna Kay
This study assesses the role of oral interpretation in a comprehensive theory of discourse and suggests how oral interpretation may be integrated with the study of literature. Oral interpretation is thought to be useful to the student of literature because: (1) the analysis may lead to a valid interpretation of the work; (2) focus is placed on the aesthetic, literary actualization of the text, not simply on analysis of the text; (3) concrete actualization can be given to many features of the dramatic speaker's attitude and of the sound structures of the work; (4) simultaneous actualization can be made of various features of the text; and (5) through performance of the text the student may learn how all aspects of it combine to form an aesthetic object. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin