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Instructor Sarah Goldfarb Expository Writing Section LH Assignment One Readings: Tim O’Brien, “How to Tell a True War Story” Jon Krakauer, “Selections from Into the Wild Both Tim O’Brien and Jon Krakauer use more description than explanation in their essays, in order to talk in detail about what happened, while only hinting at why it happened. They chose this particular writing style for a reason. Analyzing this style will help you to understand the “why” of the plots of their stories. In writing this essay, analyze the visual imagery both authors use, in order to give your own explanation of the underlying social themes and critiques both of these stories have in common . What does this visual imagery help the reader
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Unformatted text preview: to understand in terms of the authors critiques of contemporary society? And what do both authors images and critiques have in common? Make sure to draw connections between the two essays; do not simply analyze each essay separately. Use at least two quotes in EACH of your body paragraphs - one from OBrien, and one from Krakauer - in order to ensure you are making explicit connections between the two essays. Writing Goal: Thesis Statement. Minimum page requirement: 5 pages. Rough draft due: Tuesday, September 15 th Final draft due: Tuesday, September 22 nd Format: 12-point Times New Roman font; double-spaced; one-inch margins. All papers must abide by MLA formatting rules....
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