Excerise B - share a wild adventure with But what if this...

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Ryan McCreary Seminar In Comp 9/24/07 Introduction: Mother Tongue I am not a scholar of English or literature. I cannot give you much more than personal opinion on the English language and its variations in this country or others. I am a writer. And by that definition, I am someone who has always loved the language. I am fascinated by language in daily life. I spend a great deal of my time thinking about the power of language – the way it can evoke an emotion, a visual image, a complex idea, or a simple truth. Language is the tool of my trade. And I use them all – all the Englishes I grew up with. My introduction: Harry Who? It’s always good to have someone to turn to when you are down. It’s always good to be able to talk to someone about your problems. It’s always good to have someone to
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Unformatted text preview: share a wild adventure with. But what if this loyal companion you always turn to isn’t physically able to be there for you? It’s not because they live too far or because plane tickets would cost too much; it’s because this loyal friend is bound into the pages of a novel. Growing up as a child, Harry Potter was someone that I and many other children turned to when we needed a friend. Explanation: When reading the introduction to Amy Tan’s essay I immediately noticed her short and choppy sentence structure. This is a style I often tend to use so it popped out at me right away. In my introduction I tried to replicate this style by starting the first three sentences with “It’s always good to”. I thought this would closely duplicate her style....
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