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Pocketful of Essays, Volume I Rhetorically Arranged

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9780155070455

ISBN10:
0155070452
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Pub. Date:
6/28/2000
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

A Pocketful of Essays, Volume I: Rhetorically Arranged contains twenty-seven professionally written essays that research reveals to be currently among the most commonly studied in classes around the country. A student essay, written for a first-year composition course, provides an excellent example of how students can effectively structure and develop their writing using a variety of the writing strategies presented in this volume. The writing techniques illustrated in this student essay are highlighted in the margin.

Table of Contents

Sample Professional Essay (with annotations)
``Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space''
1(5)
Brent Staples
Commentary
6(1)
Narration
7(12)
``A Chase''
9(4)
Annie Dillard
``Salvation''
13(2)
Langston Hughes
``A Hanging''
15(4)
George Orwell
Description
19(14)
``The Way to Rainy Mountain''
21(5)
N. Scott Momaday
``The Death of the Moth''
26(3)
Virginia Woolf
``Marrying Absurd''
29(4)
Joan Didion
Illustration and Example
33(12)
``Why Don't We Complain?''
34(5)
William F. Buckley, Jr.
``Shouting `Fire!'''
39(6)
Alan M. Dershowitz
Process
45(16)
``Embalming in the U.S.A.''
46(5)
Jessica Mitford
``How to Give Orders like a Man''
51(8)
Deborah Tannen
``Slice of Life''
59(2)
Russell Baker
Comparison and Contrast
61(10)
``Neat People vs. Sloppy People''
63(2)
Suzanne Britt
``Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts''
65(3)
Bruce Catton
``A Fable for Tomorrow''
68(3)
Rachel Carson
Cause and Effect
71(10)
``My Wood''
73(3)
E. M. Forster
``Why We Crave Horror Movies''
76(3)
Stephen King
``The Lie Detector''
79(2)
Lewis Thomas
Classification and Division
81(22)
``Sexism in English: A 1990s Update''
82(10)
Alleen Pace Nilsen
``Cinematypes''
92(3)
Susan Allen Toth
``College Pressures''
95(8)
William Zinsser
Definition
103(12)
``The Holocaust''
104(3)
Bruno Bettelheim
``Cultural Baggage''
107(3)
Barbara Ehrenreich
``Growing Up Old''
110(5)
Richard Rodriguez
Argumentation
115(20)
``I Have a Dream''
116(4)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
``Affirmative Action: The Price of Preference''
120(8)
Shelby Steele
``A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public''
128(7)
Jonathan Swift
Sample Student Essay (with annotations)
135(1)
``Internet Indexing Services: Why You Can't Find What You're Looking For''
136(5)
Drew Buckhowski
Commentary
141


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