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Distinguished by the quality of writing and the variety of selections, this thematic reader identifies and collects some of the most important insights, discoveries, and reflections of the past millennia as produced by its most noteworthy writers and through a variety of genres. In addition, it introduces students to major traditions in essay writing and other genres and provides guidance in developing critical reading and writing skills.

Table of Contents

Rhetorical Contentsp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
Introduction: Reading in the VariousGenresp. 1
Reading Essaysp. 1
Reading Fictionp. 20
Reading Poetryp. 22
Reading Dramap. 23
Literary Works in Contextp. 25
Reading and Analyzing Visual Textsp. 26
Elements of Designp. 27
Reading Images as Cultural Signsp. 30
Reflections on Experiencep. 33
NonfictionGeorge Orwell Shooting an Elephantp. 34
Bettyp. 40
Number One!p. 50
Boyhood with Gurdjieffp. 54
West with the Nightp. 58
Just Say No to Rugsp. 68
Initiated into an IbanTribe of Headhuntersp. 70
Rumenotomy on a Cowp. 75
The Pilgrimagep. 77
The Fat Girlp. 85
Browning How Do I Love Thee?p. 97
The Solitaryp. 98
Nikki Giovanni Nikki-Rosap. 99
Connections for Chapter 1:Reflections on Experiencep. 100
Memorable People and Placesp. 102
Liked for Myselfp. 103
Antidisestablishmentarianismp. 107
My Brother, Gary Gilmorep. 114
Moonlit Nights of Laughterp. 125
A Hole in the Worldp. 130
Turning Pointp. 134
A Fitting Desirep. 141
Thinking Like a Mountainp. 143
Carver Neighborsp. 146
Cheever Reunionp. 151
Those Winter Sundaysp. 154
A Gravep. 155
At the Ball Gamep. 157
Connections for Chapter 2:Memorable People and Placesp. 160
The Value of Educationp. 162
NonfictionFrederick Douglass Learning to Read and Writep. 163
The Human Cost of an Illiterate Societyp. 168
The Dead Grandmother/Exam Syndromep. 175
On Becoming a Chicanop. 181
Learning What Was Never Taughtp. 188
Nat Hentoff "Speech Codes" on the Campusp. 197
Civilize Them with a Stickp. 204
Judy Blume Is Harry Potter Evil?p. 211
Lessonsp. 213
The First Dayp. 219
Workdayp. 223
Did I Miss Anything?p. 225
Connections for Chapter 3:The Value of Educationp. 227
Perspectives on Languagep. 228
The Day Language Came into My Lifep. 229
Temple Grandin Thinking in Picturesp. 231
Deborah Tannen Sex, Lies, and Conversationp. 236
George Lakoff Angerp. 241
The Language of Clothesp. 250
Mother Tonguep. 256
Propaganda under a Dictatorshipp. 261
The Rhetoric of Advertisingp. 267
Who's Irish?p. 276
Permanentlyp. 285
Connections for Chapter 4:Perspectives on Languagep. 288
Everyday Mattersp. 289
The Culture of Consumerismp. 290
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