ERIC Number: ED112417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Some Uses of Language in Responding to Literature.
Blake, Robert W.
This paper argues that people can be trained to use language to respond to varieties of literature with more discrimination and with more confidence than in the past. This is true first, because there are now studies which detail categories of response to literature; and second, because clinical psychiatrists and psychological counselors have developed uses of language which can be directly applied to the process of responding to literature. Two versions of a classroom discussion about "A Spring Night" are given in the form of a script. The most significant techniques developed by psychologists which can be used directly in responding to literature are described. Also examined are four types of responses to poetry (sense, feeling, tone, and intention) and five general categories of response to literature (meaning, feeling, structure, theme, and value). (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the New York State English Council (25th, Buffalo, October 9-11, 1975)