The Riverside Reader (with 2009 MLA Update Card)

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-21
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Renowned and respected, THE RIVERSIDE READER is a collection of expository essays arranged by rhetorical modes--narration and description, process analysis, comparison and contrast, division and classification, definition, cause and effect, and persuasion and argument--with a final thematic unit illustrating all of the modes. The readings represent diverse voices and views from some of the most respected professional essayists working in the English language, along with short stories and student examples. Essays in the Ninth Edition serve as both structural models for students to emulate in their own writing and as sources of content for classroom discussion and paper topics. The carefully developed apparatus--including headnotes and post-reading material--analyzes each reading in context, helping students better understand the craft of writing and apply what they learn to their own work.Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.

Table of Contents

Guidelines for Reading an Essay
Sample Analysis of an Essay: Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life
Guidelines for Writing an Essay
Student Essay: Kristie Ferguson, The Scenic Route
Narration and Description
A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe (professional paragraph)
Deloris (student paragraph)
The Veil (visual text)
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Mar?a
Memories of a Dead Man Walking
Shooting an Elephant
Truth or Consequences (story)
Process Analysis
Digging Limestone (professional paragraph)
Making Stained Glass (student paragraph)
How Many It Takes (visual text)
Drawing on Experience
Third World Driving Hints and Tips
Campus Racism 101
Grounds for Fiction
Arranging a Marriage in India
The Golden Darters (story)
Comparison and Contrast
FDR and Truman (professional paragraph)
Howard and Rush (student paragraph)
At Play, Tianzi Mountains (visual text)
Two Views of the River
Cowboys v Mounties
Imaginary Lines
A Tale of Two Divorces
Shakespeare in the Bush
His First Ball (story)
Division and Classification
Conservation Is Good Work (professional paragraph)
Gentlemen! Start Your Engines (student paragraph)
Cloud Chart (visual text)
Four Kinds of Chance
The Truth About Lying
Shades of Black
Modern Friendships
The Dramaturgy of Death
Revelation (story)
When Tristram Met Isolde (professional paragraph)
Personality (student paragraph)
Adbusters (visual text)
The Hoax
Attention! Multitaskers
The Tiger Is God
The Lesson (story)
Cause and Effect
Elephant Evolution (professional paragraph)
Barrier-Free Design (student paragraph)
The Endurance (visual text)
Why Boys Don't Play with Dolls
Peak Performance: Why Records Fall
The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society
Examined Life
Why McDonald's Fries Taste So Good
The Star (story)
Persuasion and Argument
The Promised Land (professional paragraph)
Genetic Engineering (student paragraph)
Physicians Against Land Mines (visual text)
A Debate About Racism
I Have a Dream
A Chinaman's Chance: Reflections on the American Dream
A Debate About Stem Cell Research
First Principles and the "Frist Principles"
Stem Cell Research: It's About Life and Death, Not Politics
A Debate About Family
Stone Soup
Women and the Future of Fatherhood
A Debate About Harry Potter
Under the Spell
Can 35 Million Book Buyers Be Wrong? Yes
Harrison Bergeron (story)
Resources for Writing: Energy: A Casebook
The Grid and the Village (Narration and Description
Guide to Better Fuel Economy (Process Analysis)
The Sources of Energy: A Visual Essay
Greenpeace International, Sellafield = Springfield? (Comparison and Contrast)
Utilities (Division and Classification)
The Holy Grails of Energy Technology (Definition)
China's Symbol, and Source, of Power (Cause and Effect)
A Debate About Windmills
An Ill Wind Off Cape Cod (Persuasion and Argument)
Cape Wind Is Sound for the Sound (Persuasion and Argument)
Entropy (story)
Using and Documenting Sources
Student Research Paper
The Possibilities and Limitations of Online Learning
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