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Foster Class of '09

"What this book represents is not a database of all the cultural codes by which writers create and readers understand the products of that creation, but a template, a pattern, a grammar of sorts from which you can learn to look for those codes on your own."
~page 280 of Thomas C. Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor

As has been stated time and time again in this and other literature classes, there is no one true answer. This book can only serve as a guideline--the building blocks, if you will--as Foster indicates in this final chapter. All we can do is take what we have learned from reading this book and use what works for us and discard what doesn't. It's up to us now to do what we can with what we've read.

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Kayla Lesko:

In a way, Foster wrote a Spark Notes version on how to read literature.

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