February 19, 2007

Information Overload

Keesey, Ch 3 (Introduction) -- Jerz EL312 (Literary Criticism)

During the beginning, I understood what Keesey was saying, esp. about how poems outlive their authors and people can still relate to their work even if it was written decades ago, but then I start getting confused. He mention other peoples opinions like Richards and Iser and Holland and Rosenblatt, Bleich and Fish...I mean all of these people have different opinions and with so many opinions flying around it was very hard for me to take in all of the information that Kessey was throwing at me!

The bottom line is- every person is going to have a different interpretation of the same piece of work. When coming up with an idea of what the author is trying to say, you have to have supporting evidence to back up your claims and if you have that, noone can say you're wrong.

Posted by GinaBurgese at February 19, 2007 9:42 PM | TrackBack
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