To Read and Write

05-12-16 Writer 0 comment

It is an act of communication and as such it takes part of the communication process. For the former it implies decoding (act of looking at the language code to interpret a message). In order to decode messages in literature we must go through several stages:

  1. Linguistic stage: it is located in the denotative plane because if we do not know the meaning of words we will not be able to understand the message.
  2. Volitional stage: this is the impulse level, driven by will: “I like it”, “I do not like it”, “I read it or I stop reading it”.
  3. Reader level stage: it is located in the connotative, subjective and experiential plane of the person according to his social and cultural context.
  4. Author stage: purely objective; what he wants to tell us in an analytic or synthetic way.