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  • White's Clear And Purposeful Style
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    Alex Jerri period 410/9/98 The Main Points of The Elements of Style Style is often viewed as an abstract component of writing, the presence of which can determine the quality of a piece of literature. While many works have been devoted to explaining style, The Elements of Style helps the reader to develop a understanding of style by defining and explaining the elements of writing. In The Elements of Style, E.B. White's purposes are to make the reader more sensitive to their audience, to identify...
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
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    Plaisance 1 The Life and Works of Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson lived a life full of adventure and excitement. He was born on November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland as the only son of Thomas Stevenson, a wealthy engineer and his wife Martha Balfour. He was a sickly child at birth but despite his many illnesses he attended Edinburgh Academy and later the Edinburgh University where he began to study engineering. (Menikoff 1) He had chosen this field of study to please his...
  • Edwardian England
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    The mind of a child If, as Francis Spufford has suggested in The Child that Books Built, we are all, imaginatively, the creatures of our juvenile reading, then one way to get inside the mind of someone born in, say, 1900, might be to look at the children's library that was available to such a person. As the century turned, the Edwardian child, like his or her twenty-first-century equivalent, had a choice of Potters, Beatrix not Harry. The Tale Of Peter Rabbit was published - at its author's expe...
  • Good Writing As Seneca
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    What is good writing and who writes well In my college essay writing class we have looked at three famous writers from different ages who are considered to be good writers-Seneca the Younger (3-65 A.D. ), Plutarch (46-120 A.D. ), and Michael de Montaigne (1533-1592 A.D. ). Although they are from different times and places, these writers mastered the art of good writing. Albeit they wrote about different things, there are three aspects of their writings that they all have in common-they write abo...
  • Fishers Work
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    The Life and Death of M.F.K. Fisher M.F.K. Fishers full name is Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, she was born in Albion, Michigan on July 3, 1908 and died at the age of eighty - three suffering from Parkinson's disease. Fisher was raised in Whittier California, by Episcopalian parents. Her father purchased the Daily new's in Whittier in 1911 which in turn caused "Fisher to grow up surrounded by Journalism". (Sietsema 3) It was said that Fisher began telling stories at the age of four. Fishers passio...
  • Flannery O Connor's Short Stories And Novels
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    Flannery O Connor was a southern Catholic writer known for her sharp explorations of religious themes and southern racial issues through extraordinary short stories and novels featuring bizarre situations and grotesque southern characters. Her stories have had positive influences on the lives of her readers. O Connor's themes of the decaying south, racial relations, and the possibility of religion and spirituality after WWII have all been accepted by the literary and religious worlds. Flannery O...
  • Wright's Article The Evolution Of Despair
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    Robert Wright's Article 'The Evolution of Despair " Robert Wright is the science writer for Time Magazine. Because he writes for this popular magazine, he enjoys the attention of many readers who look to him to provide them with the latest news from the scientific community. After reading The Evolution of Despair, an article written by Wright, I came under the impression that he is both reporter and commentator, but not explicitly so. Wright utilizes a variety of rhetorical tools to establish tr...
  • Large Collection Of Literary Essays
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    It has now become clear that Italo Calvino will prove to be one of this century's major writers. In recent years, his work has been established alongside such pan-European thinkers as Barthes and Eco, particularly in the sense that his interests are polymathic. Calvino is an essayist, a literary theorist, a writer of fiction and, to a large extent, a visionary. Paradoxically, much of the modernity he has explored in his narratives has its roots in the simplicity of folk tales, and his own short ...
  • Use Of Goodman's Many Examples
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    Many writers use several diverse ways to persuade readers into believing them. Some writers may tell a story, provide facts and information, or other ideas to encourage his or her reader to agree with the argument. Aristotle's rhetorical triangle describes three diverse appeals: logos, pathos, and ethos. Logos is based on facts and reasons explaining logical arguments that rely on information and evidence. Logos is built with enough evidence, data, statistics, and reliable information. Another t...
  • Different Structures Express Different Information Readers
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    The structure of a story is the main key which provides a better understanding and insight analysis to the reader. The elements of structure are time, setting, and character. Each individual element shapes the world of a story, and outlines the values or information which the writer is trying to the readers. In the articles!" Boys!" and! SSOrientation!" we can see totally different structures. By comparing these two stories, the two writers present their stories in totally different ways. The! S...
  • Types Of Bias In Many Articles
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    Print media provides its readers with information, but what the reader very often does not recognize is the bias within the articles. Bias is not so easily recognized. Writers have the gift to blend the bias in with their work. It is so well done, that in order to see the bias, one must thoroughly analyze the article. A person must also know what the types of bias are and how they are used. There are many different types of bias that are used in health related articles such as statistics and cro...
  • Hero Villain Look
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    Writing for the Medium Entertainment is a major focus in our society. Nothing can interest us more than watching a good movie, television show, or a great comic book. Many people have interests outside of these mediums, but you would have to go pretty far to find someone who has not seen a fictional work in the visual form. At one time I thought that television shows and movies worked straight from books in novel form, I was wrong. They could start out in novel form, but they end up in screenpla...
  • Memories Of The Writers Childhood
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    Fern Hill: Dylan Thomas walk down Memory Lane Dylan Thomas Fern Hill can be interpreted as mans biggest desire to be a child once again. In Fern Hill, the writer talks about the glorious days of his youth and also his struggles with accepting old age and death. In this poem, the writer takes the reader along on a detailed exploration of his childhood memories. The struggle to accept and respect times rhythms and cycles, turns and limits, can affect everyone, as indicated by this poem. Thomas exp...
  • Article 2 3 1
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    ARTICLE 1.1. State the type of text- letter to the editor, editorial etc. - In her letter to the editor titled, "Don't dump waste", L. Bourke argues, claims, asserts, advocates, contends... Writer's main contention- state the writers main contention and mention a couple of the main reasons given to support his contention. - the author supports this view by highlighting - claims that - asserts that - discusses - addresses the issue of - establishes the view that - raises the question about - show...
  • Readers Of Expository Texts
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    Analysis of Expository Text. Assessment Eight Qu: Can writers of expository texts ever present the 'facts' without promoting their own attitudes and values? Writers of expository texts cannot present the 'facts' without promoting their own attitudes and values. Turning Point; 'Australians choosing their future' (TP) a book written by Australian sociologist and phycologist Hugh Mackay, promotes his own values and attitudes through the employment of techniques such as selection of detail and point...
  • Your Writing With Evidence
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    Develop a list of qualities that are representative of good writing and explain why you chose each. Writers purpose: I chose the writers primary goal is to accommodate the audience based on the audiences experience, motivation, assumptions, education, reading habits, and preferences. Some common purposes for reading on the job include: 1. To gain information necessary for the readers job performance. 2. To evaluate the progress on a project. 3. To understand a problem and its potential solution....
  • Uninformed Reader
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    Animal Farm by George Orwell is a great tale of revolt, idealism and ultimately the corruption of power. To the casual, uninformed reader it appears to be a face value story about a group of farm animals who overthrow their farmer with the intention of establishing an ideal society, but it finally results in its descent into a situation much like the one that they were faced with at the beginning of the book. A ten year old is perfectly capable of grasping the morals and characterisation of the ...
  • Love And Exile By Isaac Bashevis Singer
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    Themes of Death and Sexuality in "Love and Exile" by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Isaac Bashevis Singer, born July 24th 1904 as Ice-Her sz Zenger in Leon cin, Poland, went on to win the Nobel Prize in 1978 as a result of his great talent for writing short stories and his in debt and heart touching depictions of traditional Polish life throughout various periods of history. Prominent in this great Yiddish writers works, however, are themes and images of death and sexuality, sometimes so vivid and start...
  • Effects The Reader
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    A BoNZeR WaR Here in Castlemaine, we are constantly scanning the skies for Iraqi rockets, and if it takes the deaths of a few thousand Iraqi women and children to remove the risk, it's a price that I, for one, am willing to pay. From all accounts, most are poor, undernourished, ill and badly defended to boot. Who better to have a war with? And the bonus is, we get some of the oil. What percentage have we signed up for, John? Barry Thomson, Castle Maine Barry Thomson intention in the article "a b...
  • Global Officials The Reader
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    Title of Article: A reckless Harvest Writer: Brook Larger and Alexandra A. Seno Article taken from Newsweek Issue Vol. CXLI No. 4 January 27, 2003 hydrothermal vents have a lot to tell us about the origins of life and the conditions in which life can be found, which is important to our continuing search for life elsewhere", Question at Issue Purpose Whether it is right for To inform the public on what is China to instead of chopping it's going on in the world. own forests but chop others illegal...

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