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Point of view definitions and examples: Getting POV right

Point of view in fiction is an important element of storytelling. The viewpoint narrator’s personality or understanding of events shapes the angle …

Fear of Narrative and the Skittery Poem of Our Moment by Tony Hoagland

Aesthetic shifts over time can be seen as a kind of crop rotation; the topsoil of one field is allowed to rest, while another field is plowed and …

Critical Thinking & Textual Analysis: an example

<i>This is an example that accompanies my Edutopia blog post,</i> Teaching Literary Analysis<i>. Remember that the questions posed and the answers provided</i> …

LOL: If Famous Novels Are Titled Like Episodes Of ‘Friends’

<i>“Wuthering Heights”: “The One with the Bad Marriage”</i><p><b>If you are</b> a fan of beloved TV show <i>Friends</i>, you would know that all of its episodes start with …

My Dad Reads ‘Wuthering Heights’ For The First Time

<i>Lolita</i> renewed his respect for fiction, but <i>Middlemarch</i> made him fall in love.The author and her father in Athens, 1988.My dad and I are enthusiasts. …

Literature

The making of Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights”

We celebrate Kate's birthday with the story behind her landmark No #1 single...<p><b>Happy birthday, Kate! To mark Kate Bush’s birthday this weekend – July</b> …

A New Round of Classic Rewrites, From Austen to Brontë

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Books

Emily Bronte, Poet of Solitude - Articles - House of Solitude

ARTICLES: HOUSE OF SOLITUDE<p>Emily Brontë, Poet of Solitude<p>English writer Emily Bronte (1818-1848) is remembered primarily for her only novel, <i>Wuthering</i> …

The reader's guide to Emily Bronte's classic 'Wuthering Heights'

The Reader’s Guide to<p>Emily Brontë’s<p>“Wuthering Heights”<p><b>Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff, Cathy, the moors</b> … names and places famous worldwide, even to …

10 Things You May Not Know About Wuthering Heights

<i>Wuthering Heights</i> was Emily Brontë’s only novel. The ill-fated (some would add, twisted) relationship between Heathcliff and Cathyshocked readers …

Literature

Melding fantasy and realism in Wuthering Heights

• Article by: John Bowen<br>• Theme: The novel 1832–1880<br>• Published: 15 May 2014<p>Professor John Bowen explores the intertwined nature of fantasy and realism …

Setting the Stage for Success with High-Leverage Practices

Setting Routines for the First Days of School<br>August 25, 2016 | Volume <b>11</b> | Issue <b>24</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Setting the Stage for Success with …

Teaching

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 9: Teaching How to Think, Not What to Think

<b>Getting Used to Thinking for Oneself</b><p>Over the decades, students were surprised that they were being taught <i>how</i> to think, not <i>what</i> to think. No theory was ever presented as either true or false, nor were the questions raised ever resolved. Instead, from the first day of class, students had to learn to …

High School

New TED-Ed Video & Lesson: “5 tips to improve your critical thinking”

Teaching

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Hustle and Flow

A lot of athletes think the trick to getting better is just to work harder. But there is great power in non-action and non-thinking. The hardest …

Basketball

The Death of the Home Library

Along about 100 years ago, a traveling salesman spotted a likely mark among the residents of a Butte, Montana, boarding house. You’re a fine, …

Living Rooms

Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy endures as one of the essential books of mankind

Dante Alighieri was born 750 years ago this week in Florence. In spite of our distance from medieval theology, Dante's allegorical journey through …

Literature

Teachers Starter Kit for Creating Interactive eBooks Using iBooks Author

May 21, 2015<br>iBook Author is an awesome free app that allows users to easily create stunning multi-touch textbooks for iPad. It provides all the tools …

Who Influenced America’s Greatest Writers?

Harold Bloom, “the indispensable critic,” has found the men and women who provided the daemonic spark for America’s literary giants. And he’s even …

Differentiating Instruction Using Mobile Technology Tools

Teaching with Mobile Tech<br>May 14, 2015 | Volume <b>10</b> | Issue <b>17</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Differentiating Instruction Using Mobile Technology Tools<p>Kristina …

15 Life-Changing Books You Can Read in a Day

Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton, 77 pages. The title character of Wharton’s novella gets caught in a love triangle between<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Charles …

Books

5 Books That Changed My Perspective of the World

"What is your favorite book?"<p>I've been asked this question numerous times throughout my life. Even now as a 19-year-old college student, I find this question nearly impossible to answer. I've read hundreds of books in my lifetime; how can I pick just one as superior to all the others?<p>I think this …

Literature

Breakfast: A Love Story

<b>1.</b><br>Mom stood in front of the stove, left hand on her hip, right hand holding a spatula. Golden batter bubbled on the griddle. I stood to her side, …

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Still Read Fiction

<b>They tend to be more empathetic toward others.</b><p>It's not news that reading has countless benefits: Poetry stimulates parts of the brain linked to …

The Brain

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

"At the still point, there the dance is." —T. S. Eliot<p>2. "In our village, folks say God crumbles up the old moon into stars."<p>—Alexander Solzhenitsyn, <i>One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich</i><p>Suggested by Jasmin B., via Facebook<p>3. "She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning …

Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering …

Love

The Humbug

Edgar Allan Poe and the economy of horror.<p>Edgar Allan Poe once wrote an essay called “The Philosophy of Composition,” to explain why he wrote “The Raven” backward. The poem tells the story of a man who, “once upon a midnight dreary,” while mourning his dead love, Lenore, answers a tapping at his …