Elements of the essay: a reader for college writers

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Wadsworth Pub. Co., Jan 31, 1983 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 524 pages
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Contents

WRIGHT MORRIS Odd Balls
16
Getting Organized
23
PAUL W MERRILL The Principles of Poor Writing
30
Purpose How an Idea Becomes a Topic
36
Considering the Reader
54
F SCOTT FITZGERALD Dearest Scottie
60
Shaping the Purpose
69
Point How Topic Becomes Thesis
80
Arguing and Persuading
314
ANTHONY BRANDT Lies Lies Lies
334
Style How the Elements Blend
342
WILLIAM ZINSSER Words
350
Framing the Sentences
359
JOHN STEWART COLLIS The Potato
378
DEEMS TAYLOR The Monster
393
Figures Using Figurative Language
404

Supporting the Thesis
99
THOMAS GRIFFITH Equalitys Uneven Hand
109
Method How the Thesis Develops
123
LINCOLN STEFFENS I Become a Student
131
Analyzing a Process
141
ALEXANDER PETRUNKEVITCH The Spider and the Wasp
149
Defining
162
Describing
182
JAMES AGEE Overalls and Workshirts
196
Classifying and Dividing
207
Comparing and Contrasting
238
H LAWRENCE Cocksure Women and Hensure Men
257
Edward T HALL The Automobile Syndrome
264
GEORGE ORWELL Politics and the English Language
276
Narrating
289
HENRY FAIRLIE Of Punks and Integrity
296
GEORGE ORWELL Shooting an Elephant
306
HENRY DAVID THOREAU Simplify Simplify
415
The Sun Trap
427
Figures of Contrast
436
GENE LEES A Modest Proposal
455
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR I Have a Dream
467
Controlling the Tone
473
WALKER GIBSON Being Serious Without Being Stuffy
480
LEwis THOMAS The Hazards of Science
488
Glossary
496
Author and Title Index
510
Thematic Contents
1
Language
158
Personalities
5
Public Morality and Ethics
512
Science
81
Thinking
493
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