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Questions tagged [close-reading]

For questions regarding the concept of close reading. Do not use this tag merely because you think that the question's answers would involve close reading.

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Understanding the technique of “lightening” in Calvino's writing

I'm reading the paper "Erasing the Invisible Cities: Italo Calvino and the Violence of Representation" by John Welsh (which you can read for free online). I've read and enjoyed Calvino's Invisible ...
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Why is the future “a safe, sterile laboratory”?

In an interview with Smithsonian Magazine, Ursula K. Le Guin describes the future as "a safe, sterile laboratory": But the task of science fiction is not to predict the future. Rather, it ...
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What is close reading?

What exactly is "close reading"? How does it relate to the study of literature? Are there any instructions about how to do a close reading of a text/passage?