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This is the 5th edition with a publication date of 8/1/1998.
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This rhetorical reader is designed to help individuals improve their abilities to think, read, and write on progressively more sophisticated levels. It features a collection of 56 provocative, interesting, rhetorically organized essays accompanied by clear, well-developed rhetorical introductions, sample essays, and carefully sequenced prereading and prewriting questions, comprehension questions, and writing projects. Contains essays representing the four main purposes of writing -- description, narration, exposition, persuasion. Organizes essays to reflect progressively more sophisticated levels of thinking, reading, and writing. The essays cover a broad range of contemporary topics and portray the universality of human experience as expressed through the viewpoints of men and women, many different ethnic and racial groups, and a variety of ages and social classes. Presents biographical information about the authors -- explaining the real experiences from which the essay emerged poses provocative prereading questions that help readers focus on the purpose, audience, and subject of the essay. Provides complete sample essays illustrating each rhetorical pattern, accompanied by the writer's own thorough analysis of the writing experience -- explaining the most enjoyable, exasperating, or noteworthy aspects of writing that particular essay. For anyone interested in refining their basic composition skills.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Thinking, Reading, and Writing|
|Description: Exploring through the Senses|
|Thinking Critically Through Description|
|Reading Descriptive Essays|
|Writing Descriptive Essays|
|Student Essay: Description at Work|
|Some Final Thoughts on Description|
|Notes from the Country Club|
|The View from 80|
|Narration: Telling a Story|
|Thinking Critically Through Narration|
|Reading Narrative Essays|
|Writing Narrative Essays|
|Student Essay: Narration at Work|
|Some Final Thoughts on Narration|
|For My Indian Daughter|
|The Saturday Evening Post|
|How the Crab Apple Grew|
|Example: Illustrating Ideas|
|Thinking Critically Through Examples|
|Reading Example Essays|
|Writing Example Essays|
|Student Essay: Examples at Work|
|Some Final Thoughts on Examples|
|The Baffling Question|
|Public and Private Language|
|Darkness at Noon|
|A Brother's Murder|
|Process Analysis: Explaining Step by Step|
|Defining Process Analysis|
|Thinking Critically Through Process Analysis|
|Reading Process Analysis|
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