Kids, reading, and "good" lit...

sheeyun at sheeyun at
Fri Aug 13 10:33:09 EDT 1999

On 08/12/99 18:06:50 Melissa wrote:
>I know people have this experience all the time, but I don't understand
>it--since dissecting a novel has always *added* to my enjoyment of it.  Oh
>well, everyone's different I suppose.  But you're right, it's easy to kill
>someone's taste for reading a book by making it required reading, huh?

I think it depends on the tools used in the dissection. Some of them are awkward or ill-suited to 
the anatomy under consideration.

I recall being asked to search for examples of various sorts of trope in _Great Expectations_. 
Pointless, in my view.

Mary Ann

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