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Unformatted text preview: Pictu re 2 USSY 265: American Nature Writing Dr. Mark Bassett, Spring 2009 Major Writing Assignment #1 Submit topic by email by 2/16 Conference on print Version 1.0 by 2/27 Version 1.1 Due: 5 pm, Friday, March 6 th (See syllabus for additional requirements.) Pictu re 3 Subject: Analytical Essay on Nature Writing First consider the following: (1) the findings that Stephen Trimble made by interviewing fellow nature writers and the various definitions of nature writing that you have encountered so far in USSY 265 (by Buell, Jenkins, Lyon, and Murray); (2) the range of styles, genres, and rhetorical purposes reflected in The Norton Book of Nature Writing; and (3) the many topics and genres Aldo Leopold uses in A Sand County Almanac & Sketches Here and There. Develop a conceptual frameworkbased on Trimbles findings or another sourceon which to build an analytical essay explaining either (1) how nature writing functionsthat is, what it is and how it accomplishes the goals of several authors and written works that you select as a focus for your analysis; or...
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