Over the better part of the last two decades, my daily task has been to get students to open novels, read for comprehension, note figurative language, and finally to formulate their own thoughts on the text. If that sounds easy, it’s not; however, it’s quite rewarding to see students find a connection that wasn’t immediately obvious upon an initial reading or, even better, formulate their own informed impressions of the text without asking for the ‘right’ answer. The process of analytical writing hasn’t changed much in the last 60 years; if you walked into an English classroom today it will…

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