I had a literature professor in high school who was close to genious. She was a great professor but made us analize the texts we read so much that in some ways, she ruined the books for me. I remember she had us actually count sentences per page, count pronouns, document the sentence structure, diagram the sentences, etc. While it taught me how to analyze a piece of literature more in depth, it also made reading a "chore" at that time.
On the other hand, I had a Shakespeare class with this same professor and by taking apart the text I was able to gain a whole new perspective about the work, so in that case I was really glad to analyze it so much.
So....does in-depth analysis change your understanding of the text in a positive/negative way, or is it preferrable to read a novel/poetry etc. with a blank slate? What do you think?