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Instructor Sarah Goldfarb Expository Writing 101, Section LH Assignment Two September 22 nd , 2009 Readings: Tim O’Brien, “How to Tell a True War Story” Jon Krakauer, “Selections from Into the Wild Beth Loffreda, “Selections from Losing Matt Shepard In your last assignment, you were asked to identify the connection between the use of visual imagery and social issues in Tim O’Brien’s essay and Jon Krakauer’s essay. For this assignment, I would like you to grapple with the relationship between writing style and ethics in O’Brien, Krakauer, and Loffreda. Name some stylistic strategies that all three of these authors use when trying to present a complex version of the truth of a story that involves individuals, society, and death . Why do they use these strategies – what is the function of these stylistic
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Unformatted text preview: maneuvers in conveying a certain sense of ethics? You may focus, for example, on visual imagery as one stylistic strategy. But think creatively in order to draw connections between all three essays. Each strategy that you discuss should be present in all three essays. Discuss at least three strategies. Remember that “style” is part of the form of an essay - not its content. You may draw on the relationship between violence and masculinity in society to help you connect these three essays thematically as you discuss them stylistically. Writing Goal: Topic Sentences Minimum page requirement: 5 pages. Rough Draft Due: Tuesday, September 29 th Final Draft Due: Tuesday, October 6 th Format: 12-point Times New Roman font; double-spaced; one-inch margins....
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