Techniques of Close Reading
- Barry Brummett - The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Media Criticism | Public Speaking | Research Methods | Rhetorical Studies: Criticism |
Techniques of Close Reading, Second Edition helps students gain a deeper understanding of what texts may be saying, whether they are written, oral, visual, or mediated. Renowned scholar and professor Barry Brummett explains and explores the various ways to "read" messages (such as speeches, cartoons, or magazine ads), teaching students how to see deeper levels of meaning and to share those insights with others. Students learn techniques for discovering form, rhetorical tropes, argument, and ideologies within texts.
New to the Second Edition:
- A new Chapter 6 includes a selection of techniques from each chapter to show students how different techniques may be used together when reading text.
- A close reading of a group of ads from the insurance company, Liberty Mutual, offers students an opportunity to apply the techniques to recent texts.
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Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: On Noticing What You See and Hear
Chapter 4: Ideology and Argument