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The Art of the Close Read

Being an intelligent content consumer depends on the art of the close read. It’s not just useful in your college literature class anymore.

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I’ll never forget the day one of my English professors in college introduced me to the (extremely) close read. I was sitting in class as he dissected one of Shakespeare’s sonnets, expertly…

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Addey Vaters

Addey Vaters

Writer, reader, cat lover, and tea drinker. Poetry editor & podcast host at borrowed solace. Words in Adroit Journal, Vita Brevis, & others. AddeyVaters.com