"Learning To Read and Write" Analytical Essay by Write Fine

An analysis of the themes of sociology and academia in Frederick Douglass's essay "Learning To Read and Write".
# 112330 | 3,455 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 20, 2009 in Literature (American) , African-American Studies (Slavery)

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This paper discusses how, throughout his beautiful and well-crafted essay, "Learning to Read and Write," Frederick Douglass incorporates linguistic theories of constructivism, sociolinguistics and the psychology of literacy, with his motivation to attain literacy and rise above his social situation. It also shows how the essay is a wonderful study of history and how it confirms a variety of literacy practices in the modern era.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Au, Kathryn H. "Social Constructivism and the School Literacy Learning of Students of Diverse Backgrounds." Journal of Literacy Research.30.2 (1998): 297-329.
  • Baynham, Mike. "Ethnographics of Literacy: Introduction." Language and Education. 18.4 (2004): 285-290.
  • Cole, Michael and Sylvia Schribner. "The Psychology of Literacy." 1981. Harvard University Press. 7 May 2008 <http://home.eserver.org/danzico/Discourse/colesummary.html>
  • Douglass, Frederick. "Learning to Read and Write." n.d. Gibbs Magazine. 7 May 2008 <http://www.gibbsmagazine.com/learning%20to%20read.htm>.
  • Maybin, Janet. Language and Literacy in Social Practice. New York: Multilingual matters, 2003.

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