rex2 - Its the city upon a hill. Everyone looks up to and...

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Joseph Franz January 29, 2008 ENG-W 131 2:30 Basgier REX 2 1. Repetitions: suburbs*20, suburbia*16, suburban*9, community*8, exurbia*9, exurban*7, foreign*6, immigrant*5, America*6, U.S.*4, family*5, Paradise Spell*2, Civil War*2, Arizona*3, California*3, Korean*2, Nevada*2, Asian*4 2. Strands: suburbs, suburbia, suburban, community; exurbia, exurban; foreign, immigrant; America, U.S.; Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg; Audi, Volvo, Saab 3. Binaries: humble suburbs vs. wealthy suburbs, Brooks vs. critics of the 1950’s 4. Two most important repetitions: Paradise Spell, exurbia Two most important strands: suburbs, suburbia, suburban; exurbia, exurban Two most important binaries: humble suburbs vs. wealthy suburbs, Brooks vs. critics of the 1950’s 5. The Paradise Spell as David Brooks writes is, “the tendency to see the present from the vantage point of the future.” As an English teacher junior year of high school put it,
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Unformatted text preview: Its the city upon a hill. Everyone looks up to and strives to meet the requirements of the perfect society. The Paradise Spell explains why we do what we do. Why do we migrate across the country? The Paradise Spell. We look into the future and see that life could be better if we move so we do. Brooks uses the Paradise Spell to explain American suburbia. Its his reason for why we move out of the city into suburbs and even to exurbs, the furthest extensions of suburbia just before the land becomes rural farm land. Brooks also does a great job of showing the difference between the poor humble communities and the wealthy communities. To further enforce the effect, he follows the description of a wealthy community where they drive around in Volvos, Audis, and Saabs because its socially acceptable, with his description of a heavily immigrant populated community....
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