Definitions for "Close Reading"
Careful analysis of a text as a literary work, typically with less attention to the kinds of technical issues involved in exegesis (q.v.).
a careful, thorough, sustained examination of the words that make up a text
In English language lessons, an exercise to promote pupils' abilities to analyse and evaluate a text, concentrating, for instance, on the writer's craft and point of view. The term is also used for a type of reading test to discover pupils' level of understanding. This type of test activity, or practice for it, is sometimes called 'interpretation' or 'comprehension'.