Ladder Drill exercises are intended to develop your talents for interacting with and getting the most out of the literature you read. We will discuss fables, short stories, nonfiction articles, and poetry, beginning with the text "as it is," then looking at it from different perspectives using a variety of literary tools.
As a parallel, astronomers use a variety of imaging tools to better understand data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope. They use it to understand the sequence of star formation and to predict likely events in our Sun's future. Astronomers study several galaxies to understand larger patterns and classify formations. They collect data about temperature, density, energy, and chemical composition to make generalizations about elements common to all stars and others that are unique to certain types of stars and the stages of their life cycles.
A close-up magnification of the visible light given off by the inner ring of NGC 1512.
Using different lenses and filters, astronomers pick up details that they may have previously missed.
The study of stars using different lenses, sensors, and filters helps astronomers understand the universe better and create a more accurate model of what is happening around us.
Each time you use the tools of literary analysis to better understand a new story, it gives you added experience in the craft of writing and communication to add to your personal knowledge. Each analysis of quality literature has the potential to make your own writing and storytelling skill more powerful.
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