Heh. One more example video for today’s class — I did 6 minutes on the opening to “Oceans Bright and Wide,” which was a little odd, because I’m the author, so I was talking about what I was hoping to do with the language in that paragraph, which may or may not have succeeded. Maybe helpful in getting them to think about how close reading works?
(My plan for this lit. theory class is to spend week 1 on close reading, before we start diving into the various theories, so I want to make sure they have a decent grounding in it.)
I read the paragraph out loud as part of this, but the full story is here: http://maryannemohanraj.com/oceans-bright-and-wide/