INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS: DISCOVER WORDS… THE BLOG #5: Words on Words

 

Welcome to Discover Words… The Blog from Shannon Muir’s Infinite House of Books!

DISCOVER WORDS FROM INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS focuses on reflections of the power of words in all aspects of life, both written and spoken, and their influence. DISCOVER WORDS… THE BLOG is a limited run blog series on these topics. This installment offers thoughts on the value of writings that analyze other written works.

One question that comes up is if the use of words that analyze other written works, such as book reviews or literary criticism, hold merit in the discussion of the use of words for discovery. It would seem that they should on several levels.

The first involves the fact that by reading the words, one discovers another person’s viewpoint on the use of words regarding the effectiveness of the original work. Instead of hearing from that individual in person, the observations are captured in a way so that they may be read at any time.

Secondly, reading the words analyzing or reviewing a work may have the reader looking at the source material in a new light if that person has read the original text being discussed. It may even motivate them to revisit the source text and see if the words speak to them in a different way after reading someone else’s viewpoint… thereby encouraging the re-discovery of words.

Please remember that the contents of DISCOVER WORDS are solely the opinions of administrator Shannon Muir and are intended for general advice and reflection.

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