When he says 'close reading' does he mean 'reading'?
Close reading is when you analyse literature at the sentence or paragraph level.
dng at 7:53 AM on June 27
Statistical findings, said Heuser, made us realize that genres are icebergs: with a visible portion floating above the water, and a much larger part hidden below, and extending to unknown depths. Realizing that these depths exist; that they can be systematically explored; and that they may lead to a multi-dimensional reconceptualization of genre: such, we think, are solid findings of our research.
The fact that you are parsing the grammar of a sentence and getting an impression of what it says does not imply that you are analyzing it.
No, it's not. Close reading is a particular approach to literary study
joannemullen: There is no branch of literary criticism which wouldn't benefit the world when fired into the sun.
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