“Close reading expects readers to focus on the information that a text provides”. I learned in school too, back in the 80s. Also hated it. I found studying the cosmos surrounding a work, including the author, the historical period, influence in culture, etc, to be far more engaging than close reading.

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Well, it’s chicken and egg isn’t it? That photo is used to illustrate the mood and tell a story. History is fixed now and that’s the story of the event. If that moment didn’t come, would that same mood be shown? if so, what might be different about it? Example: This was another photo that could’ve been used: French President’s thumb imprint on Trump’s hand. How does this modify your view of the event Do the other leaders come across as bullies now? Should they?

Well, it’s chicken and
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