Short Takes : Model Essays for Composition

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
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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 Guidep. xv
Prefacep. xix
Freeze Frame: Reading and Writingp. 1
On Using Descriptionp. 12
A Sandwichp. 22
The Bridgep. 25
Countdownp. 29
El Hoyop. 33
Left Sinkp. 37
Additional Writing Assignmentsp. 45
On Using Narrationp. 47
Designer of Audio CD Packaging Enters Hellp. 57
Learning, then Collegep. 61
The Night of Orangesp. 64
Time to Look and Listenp. 67
Footprints on the Flagp. 72
Additional Writing Assignmentsp. 76
On Using Definitionp. 77
Chocolate Equals Lovep. 84
I Was a Member of the Kung Fu Crewp. 88
The Handicap of Definitionp. 92
Where Nothing Says Everythingp. 96
Crippled by Their Culturep. 101
Additional Writing Assignmentsp. 107
On Using Examplep. 108
Sweatin' for Nothin'p. 117
Stop Ordering Me Aroundp. 120
A Black Fan of Country Music Finally Tells Allp. 125
Step Away from the Bearp. 129
Bananas for Rentp. 136
Additional Writing Assignmentsp. 141
On Using Division and Classificationp. 142
A Good Word on Politicsp. 150
Always, Always, Alwaysp. 153
The Search for Human Life in the Maze of Retail Storesp. 158
The Plot Against Peoplep. 162
Desert Religionsp. l66
Additional Writing Assignmentsp. 171
On Using Comparison and Contrastp. 172
Living on Tokyo Timep. 180
Who's Watching? Reality TV and Sportsp. 183
Playing Housep. 186
World and America Watching Different Warsp. 190
The Ravenp. 196
Additional Writing Assignmentsp. 202
On Using Processp. 203
Accessorizing the Scoops of Summerp. 210
Runnerp. 214
Independence Dayp. 217
Halloween and the Eulogy: Death, Be Not Ponderousp. 221
A Woman's Placep. 225
Additional Writing Assignmentsp. 231
On Using Cause and Effectp. 232
Tiffany Stephenson-An Apologyp. 239
When Music Heals Body and Soulp. 244
Wrestling with Myselfp. 249
Black Men and Public Spacep. 254
Retreat into the iWorldp. 259
Additional Writing Assignmentsp. 264
On Using Argumentp. 265
Last Rites for Indian Deadp. 278
Don't Impede Medical Progressp. 282
Gay Marriages: Make Them Legalp. 287
Dearly Belovedp. 291
Guest Workers and the U. S. Heritagep. 294
We Don't Need 'Guest Workers'p. 299
All These Illegals (comic strip)p. 304
Americans and Jobs (cartoon)p. 305
Additional Writing Assignmentsp. 307
For Further Reading: Multiple Modes, Varied Opinionsp. 308
On Disabilitiesp. 308
Mind Over Matterp. 309
Macho Man-An In-depth Analysis of the Prejudices of Disabilityp. 310
On Morality, Values, and Higher Educationp. 314
When Ideas Killp. 315
Aim Lowp. 317
Terror and Torturep. 322
A Case for Torturep. 325
Creditsp. 329
Index of Authors, Essays, and Termsp. 333
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