Romeo And Juliet Reading Analysis

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Introduction: How’d He Do That? Recognizing patterns can make reading easier by helping me comprehend what it is that I am reading. “Memory. Symbol. Pattern. These are the three items that, more than any other, separate the professional reader from the rest of the crowd.” (Foster xxvii). When I recognize the patterns that the author used when writing, I am able to better understand the structure of the chapter, the plot of the story, the point of view of all the characters and the language used. A time when my appreciation for a literary work was enhanced by my understanding of a symbol or pattern was when I was reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare wrote in iambic pentameter whenever a character of a higher class spoke. It was easier to understand and keep track of who is who when I understand if what I was reading had a meter or not. It made it easier to decipher whether the prince was talking or a servant was. Also, recognizing the pattern of Romeo and Juliet finishing each other's sentences in iambic pentameter made reading that great play a bit easier for me to understand. Chapter 1: Every Trip Is a Quest (Except When It’s Not) The 5 aspects of the QUEST are (a) a quester, (b) a place to go, (c) a stated reason to go, (d) challenges and trials en route, (e) a real reason to go there. “Item (a) is easy: a quester is just a person who goes on a quest. Item (b) and (c) should be considered together: someone tells our protagonist to go somewhere and do
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