Reader-response theory is a type of theory in which the readers' feedback or reaction to the text is vital to the interpretation of it. According to the Poetry Foundation, this theory considers the text as having no mean... More »

Expository writing is a type of writing that aims to define, explain and impart information based on the premise that the reader has no prior knowledge of the subject matter being discussed. One important criterion for e... More »

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The interactive theory of reading postulates that reading combines two types of processes: the top-down, or reader based, approach and the bottom-up, or text based, approach. This theory states that both these approaches... More »

Reading a book is better than watching television as it gives the reader a chance to imagine the text themselves and develop their theory of mind. For children, this means there is a greater chance of developing a sense ... More »

Foreshadowing is presenting an omen or sign of a future event to let readers know something is going to happen. This literary device allows the writer to reveal just enough information about an event to keep the reader i... More »

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Mood is a literary device authors use to evoke feelings within their readers. They create mood with their setting and character descriptions, tone and diction, or word choice. More »

A book title should intrigue your readers, pique their curiosity and make them want to read your book. It also should have some relationship to the book's subject. Many authors accomplish this by writing both a title and... More »

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