A researcher who creates lyric forms to communicate to readers such engagements emphasizes concrete, specific, located language; concise, artful word choice; and metaphorical, allegorical, or analogical approaches. She emphasizes language that aims to create an aesthetic experience, transporting a reader into a world, a mind, a voice (her own, or others') in the same way as does a fiction writer, a songwriter, or a poet. She apprentices herself to the craft of expression. The effect is not, to use Rosenblatt's term, efferent: a reader does not take away three key points or five examples. A reader comes away with the resonance of another's world, in the same way we emerge from the reading of a poem or a novel, from a film screening, or a musical event - physically transported or moved, often unaware of the architecture or structure that created the experience, our senses stimulated, our spirit and emotions affected. (p. 108-109)
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