Tips for Readers of Morrison
The Rhetorical Situation?
Why can rhetoric help Toni Morrison’s readers? Because it gives us anchors in a sea of our individually varied reading responses. “The rhetorical situation” is a set of such anchors, and they are not difficult to absorb, I promise! Rhetorical Model Classically described as sender/message/receiver) between the author, text, and reader is a structure…Read More
“The Reader Supplies the Emotions”: Tips for Reading Morrison
Perhaps the most helpful passage from Morrison herself in describing how her readers will participate in her works is in her interview with Claudia Tate: The read supplies even some of the color, some of the sound. My language has to have holes and spaces so the reader can come into it. He or she can feel…Read More