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Readings for Writers,9780155038448

Readings for Writers

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9th
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0155038443
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Pub. Date:
7/29/1997
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This best-selling rhetorical reader teaches rhetorical principles and exemplifies them by using a comprehensive of essays.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Thematic Table of Contents xix
Guidelines for Critical Reading xxv
Defining Rhetoric
I
Introduction: What Is Rhetoric?
1(2)
Advice
3(3)
What---and How---to Write When You Have No Time to Write
3(3)
Donald Murray
Discussion
6(12)
How I Write
6(12)
Tilly Warnock
Examples
18(11)
I Have a Dream
18(5)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Letter to Fanny Brawne
23(4)
John Keats
Editorial: Is There a Santa Claus?
27(2)
Francis P. Church
Issue For Critical Thinking And Debate
29(29)
Political Correctness
29(1)
Painting: Toward the Tower
30(2)
Remedios Varo
Are You Politically Correct?
32(18)
John Taylor
What Campus Radicals? The PC Undergrad Is a Useful Specter
50(8)
Rosa Ehrenreich
Student Corner
58(9)
Sheer Confusion
58(6)
Carlye Ketchum
How I Write
How I Wrote This Essay
My Writing Tip
64(3)
Carlye Ketchum
The Writer's Voice
67(74)
Introduction: What Is a Writer's Vocie?
67(2)
Advice
69(11)
How to Say Nothing in Five Hundred Words
69(11)
Paul Roberts
Discussion
80(11)
What Is Style?
80(11)
F. L. Lucas
Examples
91(19)
Remarks on the Life of Sacco and on His Own Life and Execution
91(3)
Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Salvation
94(3)
Langston Hughes
A, B, and C: The Human Element in Mathematics
97(5)
Stephen Leacock
Three Bears in Search of an Author
102(5)
Dan Greenburg
In Praise of Dreams
107(3)
Wislawa Szymborska
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
110(18)
Aids
110(1)
Painting: San la Muerte
111(1)
Mirta Toledo
Who's Really at Risk for AIDS?
112(12)
Amanda Bennett
Anita Sharpe
AIDS Is God's Punishment
124(4)
Donna Ferentes
Student Corner
128(13)
The Evolutionary Past and Future of AIDS
128(9)
Scott Gavorsky
How I Write
How I Wrote This Essay
My Writing Tip
137(4)
Scott Gavorsky
Purpose and Thesis
141(58)
Introduction: What Is a Thesis?
141(2)
Advice
143(4)
The Thesis
143(4)
Sheridan Baker
Discussion
147(4)
The Controlling Concept
147(4)
Harry Crosby
George Estey
Examples
151(24)
The Grieving Never Ends
151(7)
Roxanne Roberts
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
158(15)
Flannery O'Connor
Spring
173(2)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
175(14)
Ageism
175(1)
Painting: My Parents
176(1)
Henry Koerner
The View from Eighty
177(7)
Malcolm Cowley
Stay Young
184(5)
Marya Mannes
Student Corner
189(10)
Aging
189(7)
Kimberly Caitlin Wheeler
How I Write
How I Wrote This Essay
My Writing Tip
196(3)
Kimberly Caitlin Wheeler
Planning and Organizing
199(56)
Introduction: Thinking Ahead
199(2)
Advice
201(4)
How to Write Clearly
201(4)
Edward T. Thompson
Discussion
205(5)
Take This Fish and Look at It
205(5)
Samuel H. Scudder
Examples
210(22)
My Wood
210(4)
E. M. Forster
Why Western History Matters
214(7)
Donald Kagan
The Catbird Seat
221(9)
James Thurber
That Time of Year (Sonnet 73)
230(2)
William Shakespeare
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
232(13)
Drug Abuse
232(1)
Painting: The Subway
233(1)
George Tooker
Drugs
234(3)
Gore Vidal
Don't Legalize Drugs
237(8)
Morton M. Kondracke
Student Corner
245(10)
Drug Use: The Continuing Epidemic
245(6)
Linda Kunze
How I Write
How I Wrote This Essay
My Writing Tip
251(4)
Linda Kunze
Developing Paragraphs
255(44)
Introduction: Writing Paragraphs
255(1)
Advice
256(4)
Writing Successful Paragraphs
256(4)
A. M. Tibbetts
Charlene Tibbetts
Discussion
260(2)
The Function of the Paragraph
260(2)
Richard M. Weaver
Examples
262(10)
Paragraphs with the Topic Sentence at the Beginning
262(1)
From The Lessons of the Past
262(1)
Edith Hamilton
Pain
263(2)
William Somerset Maugham
I Am Tired of Fighting (Surrender Speech) / Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
265(1)
Paragraphs with the Topic Sentence at the End
266(1)
Man Against Darkness
266(2)
W. T. Stace
What Is a Poet?
268(1)
Mark Van Doren
On Disease
269(2)
Lewis Thomas
The Flood
271(1)
Robert Frost
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
272(12)
Ecology
272(1)
Painting: Detroit Industry
273(1)
Diego M. Rivera
Our Values Hurt the Environment
274(5)
Joseph W. Krutch
Economic Growth Requires Environmental Compromises
279(5)
Lester C. Thurow
Student Corner
284(15)
Saving Life on Earth---It Doesn't Take an Education
284(12)
Michele Izzo
How I Write
How I Wrote This Essay
My Writing Tip
296(3)
Michele Izzo
INTRODUCTION TO THE PATTERNS OF DEVELOPMENT 299(442)
Patterns of Development for the Subject ``Guilt'' / The Editors
300(5)
Reporting: Narration, Description, and Process Analysis
305(132)
Advice
305(1)
How to Write a Narration
305(4)
Examples
309(34)
Shooting an Elephant
309(8)
George Orwell
The Red Candle
317(15)
Amy Tan
Shame
332(5)
Dick Gregory
The Odour of Cheese
337(4)
Jerome K. Jerome
Those Winter Sundays
341(2)
Robert Hayden
Advice
343(1)
How to Write a Description
343(3)
Examples
346(34)
The Deception of Hitler
346(6)
Albert Speer
The Libido for the Ugly
352(5)
H. L. Mencken
Once More to the Lake
357(7)
E. B. White
Hell
364(5)
James Joyce
A Worn Path
369(9)
Eudora Welty
Pigeon Woman
378(2)
May Swenson
Advice
380(1)
How to Write a Process Analysis
380(3)
Examples
383(27)
Sharks
383(8)
Sir Arthur Grimble
Used Cars: Finding a Good Buy / Consumer Reports
391(7)
An Open Window on My Private World
398(5)
Jane Elizabeth Lemke
Some of Us Had Been Threatening Our-Friend Colby
403(5)
Donald Barthelme
How to Be an Army
408(2)
Kenneth Patchen
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
410(17)
Education
410(1)
Painting: Booker T. Washington Legend
411(1)
William H. Johnson
Teaching College English as a Woman
412(10)
Lynn Z. Bloom
The Right to Fail
422(5)
William Zinsser
Student Corner
427(10)
Finding the Force
427(8)
Rebecca Schlafer
How I Write
How I Wrote This Essay
My Writing Tip
435(2)
Rebecca Schlafer
Explaining: Illustration and Definition
437(82)
Advice
437(1)
How to Write with Examples
437(3)
Examples
440(19)
The Buck Stops Where?
440(5)
Barry Parr
``Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall...''
445(4)
John Leo
A Diarist on Diarists
449(7)
Gail Godwin
Living in Sin
456(3)
Adrienne Rich
Advice
459(1)
How to Write a Definition
459(3)
Examples
462(26)
Putting in a Good Word for Guilt
462(5)
Ellen Goodman
In Praise of the Humble Comma
467(4)
Pico Iyer
Kitsch
471(9)
Gilbert Highet
Cystic Fibrosis
480(6)
Frank Deford
Ars Poetica
486(2)
Archibald MacLeish
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
488(18)
Racism
488(1)
Painting: Mexico, Chile, Soweto...
489(2)
Rupert Garcia
Warriors Don't Cry
491(5)
Melba Patillo Beals
The End of Racism
496(10)
Dinesh D'Souza
Student Corner
506(13)
Racism: How Far Have We Come?
506(8)
Nancey Phillips
How I Write
How I Wrote This Essay
My Writing Tip
514(5)
Nancey Phillips
Analyzing: Comparison/Contrast, Division/Classification, and Causal Analysis
519(102)
Advice
519(1)
How to Write a Comparison or Contrast
519(2)
Examples
521(28)
From Conservatism and Liberalism
521(4)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
That Lean and Hungry Look
525(4)
Suzanne Britt
Diogenes and Alexander
529(6)
Gilbert Highet
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
535(5)
Bruce Catton
Bricklayer's Boy
540(6)
Alfred Lubrano
Curiosity
546(3)
Alastair Reid
Advice
549(1)
How to Write a Division and Classification
549(2)
Examples
551(19)
Thinking as a Hobby
551(8)
William Golding
Kinds of Discipline
559(5)
John Holt
The Idols
564(3)
Francis Bacon
English 101
567(3)
Bart Edelman
Advice
570(1)
How to Write a Causal Analysis
570(3)
Examples
573(29)
Why Tigers Become Man-Eaters
573(6)
Jim Corbett
Books
579(7)
Allan Bloom
Why I Went to the Woods
586(7)
Henry David Thoreau
The Storm
593(7)
Kate Chopin
Design
600(2)
Robert Frost
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
602(9)
The Values of the New Generation
602(1)
Painting: Picasso 2
603(1)
Duane Palyka
A Good War Will Wet Gen X Straight
604(3)
Brian Gabriel
One Delightful Hour Spent with the Generation We Have Betrayed
607(4)
Ted Byfield
Student Corner
611(10)
Generation X
611(6)
Sean Cotton
How I Write
How I Wrote This Essay
My Writing Tip
617(4)
Sean Cotton
Argumentation
621(64)
Introduction to Argumentation
621(2)
Advice
623(8)
Obstacles to Clear Thinking
623(8)
Richard D. Altick
Discussion
631(7)
Introduction to Logic
631(7)
John C. Sherwood
Examples
638(26)
A Modest Proposal
638(8)
Jonathan Swift
I Want a Wife
646(4)
Judy Syfers
Sex Predators Can't Be Saved
650(5)
Andrew Vachss
How the Superwoman Myth Puts Women Down
655(5)
Sylvia Rabiner
Dooley Is a Traitor
660(4)
James Michie
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
664(12)
Homelessness
664(1)
Print: Migrant Mother, Nipomo Valley
665(1)
Dorothea Lange
Homeless: Expose the Myths
666(3)
Joseph Perkins
How She Became Homeless
669(7)
Linda Weltner
Student Corner
676(9)
People Out on a Limb
676(6)
Antoinette Poodt
How I Write
How I Wrote This Essay
My Writing Tip
682(3)
Antoinette Poodt
The Meaning of Words
685(56)
Introduction to the Meaning of Words
685(1)
Advice
686(4)
A Brief Lexicon of Jargon
686(4)
Richard K. Redfern
Discussion
690(10)
Change in the English Language
690(6)
Bill Bryson
Cleaning a Catalog of Ills
696(3)
Deb Price
Baffle-Gab Thesaurus / Time
699(1)
Examples
700(22)
Shakespeare in the Bush
700(12)
Laura Bohannan
Coming into Language
712(8)
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Threes
720(2)
Carl Sandburg
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
722(10)
Affirmative Action
722(1)
Painting: The Problem We All Live With
723(1)
Norman Rockwell
The Great White Myth
723(4)
Anna Quindlen
The Route to 9066
727(5)
Wilma J. Moore
Student Corner
732(9)
Affirmative Action and Women
732(6)
Becky Winkler
How I Write
How I Wrote This Essay
My Writing Tip
738(3)
Becky Winkler
Appendix Optional Assignments 741(80)
Assignment 1
741(63)
The Research Paper
741(8)
The Bilingually Handicapped Child
749(26)
Elynor Baughman
Dian Fossey: A Scientist Who Stopped Caring About Science
775(29)
Margie Vickers
Assignment 2
804(17)
The Literary Paper
804(5)
A Worn, but Lightly Traveled Path
809(12)
Douglas B. Inman
Glossary 821(10)
Literary Credits 831(6)
Index 837


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