Beautifully said. I’m very glad it worded things in this awkward fashion as it tried to stay close to the notion of “single, objective truth” – which, in the case of literature interpretation which is what close reading and “listening comprehension” is all about – is SUCH an absurdity Learning about contextual interpretations as a teenager was like getting my world blown open in such a wonderful way because it’s how I natively thought yet there was school trying to pidgeonhole a kind of normalcy that needn’t be pushed

Beautifully said.
I’m very glad it worded things in this awkward fashion as it tried to stay close to the notion of “single, objective truth” – which, in the case of literature interpretation which is what close reading and “listening comprehension” is all about – is SUCH an absurdity

Learning about contextual interpretations as a teenager was like getting my world blown open in such a wonderful way because it’s how I natively thought yet there was school trying to pidgeonhole a kind of normalcy that needn’t be pushed

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