How do the themes of the passage relate to the larger overall themes of the work as a whole?

Guidelines for Reading Response #2: Close Reading From The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong

In this final reading response, we are going to be working on an important writing skill that every student in university, regardless of major, needs to know how to execute. That skill is “close reading.”

In the following assignment, you are asked to select ONE of the passages below, each of which are excerpts from The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong. Each student will be asked to provide a close-reading of their selected passage. A close-reading is an analysis of the passage that pays careful attention to the precise language used in the passage, so as to understand just how precisely the passage works to make meaning. A high quality close reading will include:

1) Identifying which work the passage is from
2) Identifying where in the work the passage is from (i.e. contextualize the passage within the work)
3) Identifying what the central theme of the passage is (i.e. what central problem does the passage take up?)
4) Identifying some of the linguistic and/or formal nuances of the passage (i.e. what kind of language does the passage employ? How is it structured? From whose perspective is it being narrated? What impressions could the images, metaphors, and ideas contained in the passage leave on readers?)
5) How do the themes of the passage relate to the larger overall themes of the work as a whole?

A strong close-reading will seek to answer those questions in 350-500 words (not including your chosen passage itself).

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