For this Thursday (1/22), students will write a post that provides a close reading of the last two paragraphs of Frankenstein on page 189 (starting with “But soon” and ending with “distance”).  Please categorize under “New Criticism” and don’t forget to create specific and relevant tags.

To help you with this post, here are 5 close reading guidelines you should follow:

1. Note key words or phrases that repeat in that passage.

2. Look for irony, paradox, ambiguity, and tension.

3. Note those words or phrases that seem odd or out-of-place.

4. Note any important symbols, motifs, and themes.

5.  Is there anything missing from the text that should be there?

 

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