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Among all American adults, the average (mean) number of books read or listened to in the past year is 12 and the median (midpoint) number is 5–in other words, half of adults read more than 5 books and half read fewer. 3 Neither number is significantly different from previous years. 4 E-reading and e-reading devices In 2011 , when fewer adults owned e-readers or tablets, many e-book readers accessed their e-books on the devices they did own: their computers or cell phones. The relative popularity of personal computers compared with newer e-reading devices meant that as many e-book readers did their reading on desktops and laptops as on e-readers like Kindles or Nooks. 5 Younger e-book readers were especially likely to access e-books on cell phones or computers, while older adults were more likely to use dedicated e-readers. Only 23% of e-book readers overall read on a tablet.
The essay writer demonstrates some insight into the poem but cannot fully make the imaginative leap to empathise with the experience of the speaker. The poem is the study of a solipsist, an entirely self-obsessed individual who channels all his life-energies into his intense fantasies.
The essay writer makes some unsupported assumptions about the speaker, such as his view of women, and misses the full significance of some key images, such as the thick spectacles.
Paragraph and essay structures are well managed and lexis is up to the task.