ERIC Number: ED185623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Imagery Exercise in Self-Awareness and Literary Sensitivity.
Roncelli, Janet M.
The ability to communicate the imagery of a literary selection is difficult for beginning students in undergraduate oral interpretation classes. Awareness of indirect sensory images must begin with direct awareness of self. The sensory self-description of how one looks, sounds, smells, tastes, feels, and moves is a means of stimulating self-awareness and literary sensitivity. Whether it is used along or in conjunction with other teaching methods, the strength of this instructional strategy is its starting point--an imagery description of the self in words and actions that emanate from the self. Once students experience these self-induced verbal stimuli, they have more concrete ideas of how to communicate imagery in the performance of literature. (Procedures for using self-descriptions in the classroom and examples of student self-descriptions are included.) (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Chicago, IL, April 10-12, 1980).