questions that will help students respond to what the author says and means.
- What is this text
implying about Hopper’s work?
- Who is interpreting
Hopper’s works and their meanings?
- In the first
paragraph the author is stating Hopper’s purpose in creating his
paintings. What does Hopper
mean when he states, “I am hoping that ideas less easy to define have,
perhaps, crept in also.”
- Can you rephrase the
first sentence, “Hopper’s paintings do not lend themselves readily to
- Is the author being
clear when he states, “As modern art grows increasingly subjective, the
traditions and conventions which formerly permitted of generally valid,
relatively objective judgment becomes blurred.”?
- What is the
traditional cannon the author is referring to in the second paragraph?
- Can you define these
terms: subjective, homely,
commentaries, introspectiveness, motifs, multifarious, multifaceted,
- What additional text
and items would be useful to help define what the author is stating?
- After reading the
first paragraph, skip to the third paragraph and analyze the authors
intent of this sentence: “Hopper coaxes the viewers of his pictures into
certain roles or attitudes that actually have very little to do with
- Who is this author
and what is his background?
- When was this book