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ERIC Number: ED071091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 124
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Children's Responses to Literary Style.
Henze, Mary Vance
This study undertook to determine (1) whether teaching sixth grade children elements of style would increase their pleasure in listening to "The Hobbit," (2) whether children who learned the most about style would respond the most positively to Tolkien's style, and (3) what children's preferences would be for selected examples of Tolkien's style. An attitude questionnaire consisting of twelve examples from "The Hobbit" and a test over elements of literaty style were used with the experimental and control groups. Some of the results of the study were: (1) there was no significant difference in what the experimental group knew about literary style before and after the teaching; (2) there was no significant difference between the listening enjoyment scores of students who had been taught elements of literary style and the scores of those who had not been taught; (3) children who learned the most about elements of style did not answer the most positively on examples of Tolkien's style; and (4) children responded most favorably to examples with alliteration, onomatopoeia, striking similes, and vivid imagery. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Arkansas