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ERIC Number: ED138962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study on the Use of Cloze with Prose and Poetry Forms of Literary Discourse.
Tomas, Douglas A.
Ten Graduate English majors responded to 21 samples of literary discourse chosen to represent Kinneavy's (1971) categories; the selections contained a total of 513 cloze situations. Only exact replacement of the deleted nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs was scored as correct. Analysis of results indicated that replacement in poetry was significantly more difficult than in prose. Comparison of the cloze scores obtained by these fluent readers with the scores usually taken as indicative of independent, instructional, and frustration levels of reading comprehension suggested that the usual scores may be inappropriate for literary discourse. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (22nd, Miami, Florida, May 2-6, 1977); See related document CS 003 467 ; Some pages may be marginally legible