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This lively collection of fifty-two short, readable selections by both student and professional writers provides useful models of the rhetorical modes. Provides useful models of the rhetorical modes. Includes essays organized around the rhetorical modes: narrative, definition, cause and effect, classification, and argument. General Interest
Table of Contents
|Thematic Guide||p. xv|
|Freeze Frame: Reading and Writing||p. 1|
|On Using Description||p. 12|
|A Sandwich||p. 22|
|The Bridge||p. 25|
|El Hoyo||p. 33|
|Left Sink||p. 37|
|Additional Writing Assignments||p. 45|
|On Using Narration||p. 47|
|Designer of Audio CD Packaging Enters Hell||p. 57|
|Learning, then College||p. 61|
|The Night of Oranges||p. 64|
|Time to Look and Listen||p. 67|
|Footprints on the Flag||p. 72|
|Additional Writing Assignments||p. 76|
|On Using Definition||p. 77|
|Chocolate Equals Love||p. 84|
|I Was a Member of the Kung Fu Crew||p. 88|
|The Handicap of Definition||p. 92|
|Where Nothing Says Everything||p. 96|
|Crippled by Their Culture||p. 101|
|Additional Writing Assignments||p. 107|
|On Using Example||p. 108|
|Sweatin' for Nothin'||p. 117|
|Stop Ordering Me Around||p. 120|
|A Black Fan of Country Music Finally Tells All||p. 125|
|Step Away from the Bear||p. 129|
|Bananas for Rent||p. 136|
|Additional Writing Assignments||p. 141|
|On Using Division and Classification||p. 142|
|A Good Word on Politics||p. 150|
|Always, Always, Always||p. 153|
|The Search for Human Life in the Maze of Retail Stores||p. 158|
|The Plot Against People||p. 162|
|Desert Religions||p. l66|
|Additional Writing Assignments||p. 171|
|On Using Comparison and Contrast||p. 172|
|Living on Tokyo Time||p. 180|
|Who's Watching? Reality TV and Sports||p. 183|
|Playing House||p. 186|
|World and America Watching Different Wars||p. 190|
|The Raven||p. 196|
|Additional Writing Assignments||p. 202|
|On Using Process||p. 203|
|Accessorizing the Scoops of Summer||p. 210|
|Independence Day||p. 217|
|Halloween and the Eulogy: Death, Be Not Ponderous||p. 221|
|A Woman's Place||p. 225|
|Additional Writing Assignments||p. 231|
|On Using Cause and Effect||p. 232|
|Tiffany Stephenson-An Apology||p. 239|
|When Music Heals Body and Soul||p. 244|
|Wrestling with Myself||p. 249|
|Black Men and Public Space||p. 254|
|Retreat into the iWorld||p. 259|
|Additional Writing Assignments||p. 264|
|On Using Argument||p. 265|
|Last Rites for Indian Dead||p. 278|
|Don't Impede Medical Progress||p. 282|
|Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal||p. 287|
|Dearly Beloved||p. 291|
|Guest Workers and the U. S. Heritage||p. 294|
|We Don't Need 'Guest Workers'||p. 299|
|All These Illegals (comic strip)||p. 304|
|Americans and Jobs (cartoon)||p. 305|
|Additional Writing Assignments||p. 307|
|For Further Reading: Multiple Modes, Varied Opinions||p. 308|
|On Disabilities||p. 308|
|Mind Over Matter||p. 309|
|Macho Man-An In-depth Analysis of the Prejudices of Disability||p. 310|
|On Morality, Values, and Higher Education||p. 314|
|When Ideas Kill||p. 315|
|Aim Low||p. 317|
|Terror and Torture||p. 322|
|A Case for Torture||p. 325|
|Index of Authors, Essays, and Terms||p. 333|
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