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Summary

This best-selling rhetorical reader includes both essays and fiction and now offers a new chapter on combining the patterns of development, coverage of visual rhetoric, and more on the reading and writing process.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Thematic Table of Contents xix
PART 1 READING AND WRITING 1(190)
Introduction to Part I: From Reading to Writing
1(2)
1 GUIDELINES FOR CRITICAL READING
3(12)
Kinds of Reading
3(5)
Answers to Critical Reading Questions on Andy Rooney
8(2)
Education of a Wandering Man/Louis L'Amour
10(5)
2 WHAT IS RHETORIC?
15(40)
Editors' Counsel
15(21)
Grammar and Rhetoric
15(1)
Audience and Purpose
16(1)
The Internal Reader/Editor
17(1)
Levels of English
18(2)
Writing as a Process
20(2)
Writing about Visual Images
22(14)
Advice
36(3)
What-and How-to Write When You Have No Time to Write/Donald Murray
36(3)
Examples
39(13)
I Have a Dream/Martin Luther King, Jr.
39(5)
Letter to the Rev. J. Page Hopps/Oscar Wilde
44(3)
Have a Cigar/James Herriot
47(5)
Real-Life Student Writing
52(3)
E-mail from Somoa
52(3)
3 WHAT IS A WRITER'S VOICE?
55(38)
Editors' Counsel
55(6)
Voice: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
56(1)
Vocabulary
57(1)
Syntax
58(1)
Attitude
58(3)
Advice
61(10)
How to Say Nothing in Five Hundred Words/Paul Roberts
61(10)
Examples
71(19)
Tone: The Writer's Voice in the Reader's Mind/Mort Castle
71(5)
The Politics of Housework/Pat Mainardi
76(6)
Remarks on the Life of Sacco and On His Own Life and Execution/Bartolomeo Vanzetti
82(2)
Salvation/Langston Hughes
84(4)
When Becky Left Home/Anthony C. Winkler
88(2)
Real-Life Student Writing
90(3)
A Thank-you Note to an Aunt
90(3)
4 WHAT IS A THESIS?
93(38)
Editors' Counsel
93(10)
Finding Your Thesis
93(2)
Key Words in the Thesis
95(1)
Characteristics of a Good Thesis
95(3)
Nine Errors to Avoid in Composing a Thesis
98(3)
The Explicit Versus the Implicit Thesis
101(2)
Advice
103(4)
The Thesis/Sheridan Baker
103(4)
Examples
107(22)
The Grieving Never Ends/Roxanne Roberts
107(6)
A Good Man Is Hard to Find/Flannery O'Connor
113(14)
Spring/Edna St. Vincent Millay
127(2)
Real-Life Student Writing
129(2)
A Eulogy to a Friend Killed in a Car Wreck
129(2)
5 HOW DO I ORGANIZE?
131(32)
Editors' Counsel
131(11)
Organizing the Short Essay
131(2)
Organizing the Long Essay
133(1)
Planning by Listing Supporting Materials
134(1)
Organizing with a Formal Outline
134(8)
Advice
142(3)
How to Write Clearly/Edward T. Thompson
142(3)
Examples
145(17)
My Wood/E.M. Forster
145(4)
Rules for Aging Roger Rosenblatt
149(3)
The Catbird Seat/James Thurber
152(8)
That Time of Year (Sonnet 73)/William Shakespeare
160(2)
Real-Life Student Writing
162(1)
Note from a Graduate Student to a Department Secretary
162(1)
6 DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS
163(28)
Editors' Counsel
163(14)
Parts of the Paragraph
164(1)
Supporting Details
165(1)
Topic Sentence Developed Over More Than One Paragraph
166(1)
Position of the Topic Sentence
167(1)
Paragraph Patterns
168(1)
Characteristics of a Well-Designed Paragraph
169(3)
Writing Your Own Paragraphs
172(5)
Advice
177(3)
Writing Successful Paragraphs/A.M. Tibbetts and Charlene Tibbetts
177(3)
Examples
180(10)
Paragraphs with the Topic Sentence at the Beginning
180(3)
From the Lessons of the Past/Edith Hamilton
180(1)
Pain/William Somerset Maugham
181(1)
I Am Tired of Fighting (Surrender Speech)/Chief Joseph of the Nez Percé
182(1)
Paragraphs with the Topic Sentence at the End
183(7)
Man Against Darkness/W.T. State
183(2)
What Is a Poet?/Mark Van Doren
185(1)
On Disease/Lewis Thomas, M.D.
186(1)
The Flood/Robert Frost
187(3)
Real-Life Student Writing
190(5)
Letter of Application to a Honors Program
190(1)
PART 2 PATTERNS OF DEVELOPMENT 191(460)
Introduction: The Rhetorical Modes
191(4)
7 NARRATION
195(42)
Editors' Counsel
195(4)
What Narration Does
195(1)
When to Use Narration
195(1)
How to Write a Narration
195(3)
Warming Up to Write a Narration
198(1)
Examples
199(23)
Shooting an Elephant/George Orwell
199(7)
My Name Is Margaret/Maya Angelou
206(6)
Shame/Dick Gregory
212(4)
The Odour of Cheese/Jerome K. Jerome
216(4)
Those Winter Sundays/Robert Hayden
220(2)
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
222(10)
Terrorism
222(1)
It's America's Good Fortune That They Have a President Willing to Declare War on Terrorism/Peter Worthington
223(4)
America and Anti-Americans/Salman Rushdie
227(5)
Student Corner
232(5)
The Right Moves Against Terrorism/Sion Arkelian, Glendale Community College
232(1)
How I Write/How I Wrote This Essay/My Writing Tip
233(4)
8 DESCRIPTION
237(42)
Editors' Counsel
237(5)
What Description Does
237(1)
When to Use Description
238(1)
How to Write a Description
238(3)
Warming Up to Write a Description
241(1)
Examples
242(19)
The Libido for the Ugly/H.L. Mencken
242(4)
Hell/James Joyce
246(4)
A Worn Path/Eudora Welty
250(8)
Pigeon Woman/May Swenson
258(3)
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
261(8)
Spanking Children
261(1)
The Need for Spanking/Betsy Hart
262(3)
Children Don't Need to be Spanked to Learn a Lesson/Geoff Axford
265(4)
Student Corner
269(10)
Spanking-So What Is the Fuss About?/Shelley Taylor, SUNY at Oswego
269(6)
How I Write/How I Wrote This Essay/My Writing Tip/Shelley Taylor
275(4)
9 PROCESS ANALYSIS
279(38)
Editors' Counsel
279(4)
What Process Analysis Does
279(1)
When to Use Process Analysis
280(1)
How to Write a Process Analysis
280(2)
Warming Up to Write a Process Analysis
282(1)
Examples
283(14)
How to Buy a New Car/Clark Howard
283(4)
Hunting Octopus in the Gilbert Islands/Sir Arthur Grimble
287(5)
Hitler's Workday/William Shirer
292(3)
How to Be an Army/Kenneth Patchen
295(2)
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
297(13)
Ageism
297(1)
Painting: My Parents/Henry Koerner
297(1)
The View from Eighty/Malcolm Cowley
298(7)
Stay Young/Marya Mannes
305(5)
Student Corner
310(1)
Aging/Kimberly Caitlin Wheeler, Yale University
310(3)
How I Write/How I Wrote This Essay/My Writing Tip/Kimberly Caitlin Wheeler
313(4)
10 ILLUSTRATION/EXEMPLIFICATION
317(42)
Editors' Counsel
317(5)
What Illustration/Exemplification Does
317(1)
When to Use Illustration
318(1)
How to Use Illustration
319(2)
Warming Up to Write an Illustration
321(1)
Examples
322(20)
What Is Style?/F. L. Lucas
322(9)
The Buck Stops Where?/Barry Parr
331(5)
"Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall ..."/John Leo
336(4)
Living in Sin/Adrienne Rich
340(2)
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
342(12)
Drug Abuse
342(1)
Painting: The Subway/George Tooker
343(1)
Drugs/Gore Vidal
344(3)
Don't Legalize Drugs/Morton M. Kondracke
347(7)
Student Corner
354(5)
Drug Use: The Continuing Epidemic/Linda Kunze, Glendale Community College
354(2)
How I Write/How I Wrote This Essay/My Writing Tip/Linda Kunze
356(3)
11 DEFINITION
359(52)
Editors' Counsel
359(5)
What Definition Does
359(1)
When to Use Definition
359(1)
How to Use Definition
360(3)
Warming Up to Write a Definition
363(1)
Examples
364(29)
Who the Devil Is the Devil?/Robert Wernick
364(11)
The Company Man/Ellen Goodman
375(3)
In Praise of the Humble Comma/Pico Iyer
378(4)
Kitsch/Gilbert Highet
382(8)
Ars Poetica/Archibald MacLeish
390(3)
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
393(8)
Global Warming
393(1)
Glacial Melt in Greenland Causes Alarm/Mike Toner
393(1)
Painting: Detroit Industry/Diego M. Rivera
394(4)
Global Warming and Other Tales/Andrew Mercy
398(3)
Student Corner
401(10)
Saving Life on Earth-It Doesn't Take an Education/Michèle Izzo, University of Maryland
401(5)
How I Write/How I Wrote This Essay/My Writing Tip/Michèle Izzo
406(5)
12 COMPARISON/CONTRAST
411(54)
Editors' Counsel
411(7)
What Comparison/Contrast Does
411(1)
When to Use Comparison/Contrast
412(1)
How to Use Comparison/Contrast
412(5)
Warming Up to Write a Comparison/Contrast
417(1)
Examples
418(20)
That Lean and Hungry Look/Suzanne Jordan
418(4)
Diogenes and Alexander/Gilbert Highet
422(6)
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts/Bruce Catton
428(4)
Bricklayer's Boy/Alfred Lubrano
432(6)
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
438(22)
The Existence of God
438(1)
Painting: The Creation of Adam/Michelangelo
439(1)
Ten Reasons for Believing in Immortality/John Haynes Holmes
440(11)
Breaking the Last Taboo/James A. Haught
451(8)
Text box: Children's Letters to God
459(1)
Student Corner
460(5)
The Existence of God/Ara Babaian, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles
460(2)
How I Write/How I Wrote This Essay/My Writing Tip/Ara Babaian
462(3)
13 DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION
465(52)
Editors' Counsel
465(4)
What Division/Classification Does
465(1)
When to Use Division/Classification
466(1)
How to Use Division/Classification
466(2)
Warming Up to Write a Division/Classification
468(1)
Examples
469(29)
Styles of Loving/John Alan Lee
469(12)
Thinking as a Hobby/William Golding
481(8)
Kinds of Discipline/John Holt
489(4)
The Idols/Francis Bacon
493(3)
English 101/Bart Edelman
496(2)
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
498(13)
Racism
498(1)
Painting: Mexico, Chile, Soweto/Rupert Garcia
499(2)
Warriors Don't Cry/Melba Patillo Beats
501(5)
Incidents With White People/Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany
506(5)
Student Corner
511(6)
Racism: How Far Have We Come?/Nancey Phillips, California State University at Long Beach
511(3)
How I Write/How I Wrote This Essay/My Writing Tip/Nancey Phillips
514(3)
14 CAUSAL ANALYSIS
517(54)
Editors' Counsel
517(5)
What Causal Analysis Does
517(1)
When to Use Causal Analysis
518(1)
How to Use Causal Analysis
518(3)
Warming Up to Write a Causal Analysis
521(1)
Examples
522(31)
A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She Carries a Gun/Linda M. Haselstrom
522(5)
Coming Into Language/Jimmy Santiago Baca
527(8)
Why Tigers Become Man-Eaters/Jim Corbett
535(6)
Why I Went to the Woods/Henry David Thoreau
541(6)
The Storm/Kate Chopin
547(6)
Design/Robert Frost
553(12)
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
555(1)
The Status of Women
555(2)
The New Feminism/Kate Gubata
557(4)
The Farce of Feminism/Rebecca E. Rubins
561(4)
Student Corner
565(6)
"Woman" Is a Noun/Paula Rewa, East Tennessee State University
565(3)
How I Write/How I Wrote This Essay/My Writing Tip/Paula Rewa
568(3)
15 ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION
571(44)
Editors' Counsel
571(6)
What Argumentation and Persuasion Do
571(1)
When to Use Argumentation and Persuasion
571(1)
How to Use Argumentation and Persuasion
572(4)
Warming Up to Write an Argument
576(1)
Examples
577(22)
In Defense of Gender/Cyra McFadden
577(4)
A Modest Proposal/Jonathan Swift
581(7)
I Want a Wife/Judy Syfers Brady
588(3)
Sex Predators Can't Be Saved/Andrew Vachss
591(5)
Dooley Is a Traitor/James Michie
596(3)
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
599(10)
Homelessness
599(1)
Migrant Mother, Niporno Valley/Dorothea Lange
600(1)
Homeless: Expose the Myths/Joseph Perkins
601(3)
The Homeless Lack a Political Voice, But Not American Ideals/Matt Lynch
604(5)
Student Corner
609(6)
People Out on a Limb/Antoinette Poodt, Furman University
609(2)
How I Write/How I Wrote This Essay/My Writing Tip/Antoinette Poodt
611(4)
16 COMBINING THE MODES
615(36)
Editors' Counsel
615(2)
What Combining the Modes Does
615(1)
When to Combine the Modes
616(1)
How to Use Combined Modes
616(1)
Examples
617(18)
Shrew-The Littlest Mammal/Alan DeVoe
617(5)
Cricket/Robert MacNeil
622(7)
Once More to the Lake/E.B. White
629(6)
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
635(9)
Separation of Church and State
635(2)
Separating Sides in the Church-State Conflict/James Watkins
637(3)
Pledge Ruling Just Plain Wrong/Richard W. Whitrock
640(4)
Student Corner
644(41)
The Modern Reformation/Adam Winkler, Georgia State University
644(4)
How I Write/How I Wrote This Essay/My Writing Tip/Adam Winkler
648(3)
PART 3 REWRITING YOUR WRITING 651(26)
The Editing Booth
653(24)
APPENDIX 677(88)
SAMPLE STUDENT PAPERS
685(80)
Annotated MLA-style Paper
685(30)
Choosing Single Motherhood: A Sign of Modern Times?/Stephanie Hollingsworth
687(28)
Annotated APA-style Paper
715(34)
Development of a scale to detect sexual harassers: The Potential Harasser Scale (PHS)/Leanne M. Masden and Rebecca B. Winkler
717(32)
Annotated Literary Paper
749(16)
A Worn but Lightly Traveled Path/Douglas B. Inman
754(11)
Glossary 765(7)
Literary Credits 772(3)
Index 775


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