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ERIC Number: ED072443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 149
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The Use of Close Textual Analysis as an Eclectic Process Designed to Impart an Understanding of and an Appreciation for Literature in the Secondary School English Program.
Carroll, Harold William
Several poems, a short story, a novel, and a drama were studied with the use of close textual analysis as a highly successful process to be used in teaching literature in the secondary school English program. The procedure was to review professional literature dealing with the objectives of the present-day English curriculum; to identify the main difficulties encountered by students in interpreting literature; to examine the role of reading competence as it is germane to the ability to comprehend and interpret literature; to illustrate the actual process of close textual analysis as applied to poetry, short story, novel, and drama; to state certain implications based upon the research; and to make further recommendations based upon the findings of the study. Conclusions made suggest that there is a need for a singular approach that is nonrestrictive and broadly encompassing as a teaching-learning process in the area of literature and that reading competence is highly essential to interpretive ability. The close textual analysis is recommended as a desirable process to be used in the teaching of literature in secondary schools. (Author/HS)
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