A routine for structuring analysis of creative works
The Layers thinking routine provides a structure for looking analytically at creative works (ie: literature, dance, painting, music) through many different frameworks. Each “layer” provides four possible elements to seek out and identify in the work. Given a particular piece of work, some layers may be more appropriate than others which results in one’s analysis. Selecting interesting and unexpected layers can help one understand the work better.
How to Use the Strategy:
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